The 9/11 Commission Report with Related Documents

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Bedford/St. Martin's, Sep 1, 2010 - History - 224 pages
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The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 left Americans wondering how such a breach of security could have occurred. Relatives and friends of the victims pushed for the creation of a National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States to investigate the government's preparedness for and response to the attacks and to provide recommendations for preventing future disasters. As Senior Advisor to the 9/11 Commission, Ernest R. May provides students with a firsthand account of the commission's methods and actions. His introduction, which describes the drafting process and the collaboration of the commissioners despite the bitter political divisions surrounding them, allows students to view the report as an historical document. The report itself has been carefully abridged for the classroom while preserving the essence of the complete version. A cast of characters, a glossary of political acronyms, a chronology, a selected bibliography, and questions for consideration make this edition ideal for students.

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ERNEST R. MAY is Charles Warren Professor of History at Harvard University, where he has served as dean of Harvard College, associate dean of Faculty of Arts and Sciences, director of the Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, chair of the history department, and director of the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History. In 1988 he won the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Contributing to World Order and in 2001 the American Historical Association's Distinguished Scholar Award. His most recent books include Strange Victory: Hitler's Conquest of France (2000) and The Kennedy Tapes: Inside the White House During the Cuban Missile Crisis (1997).

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