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102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside by Jim Dwyer, Kevin Flynn

By Jim Dwyer, Kevin Flynn

The dramatic and relocating account of the fight for all times contained in the international exchange middle at the morning of September eleven, whilst each minute counted

At 8:46 am on September eleven, 2001, 14,000 humans have been contained in the dual towers-reading e-mails, making trades, consuming croissants at home windows at the global. Over the subsequent 102 mins, every one might develop into a part of a drama for the a long time, one witnessed merely via the folk who lived it-until now.

Of the thousands of phrases written approximately this wrenching day, so much have been instructed from the skin taking a look in. long island occasions journalists Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn have taken the opposite-and way more revealing-approach. stated from the views of these contained in the towers, 102 mins captures the little-known tales of normal those who took amazing steps to avoid wasting themselves and others. past this stirring landscape stands investigative reporting of the 1st rank. An fantastic variety of humans really survived the airplane affects yet have been not able to flee, and the authors increase challenging questions on construction protection and tragic flaws in New York's emergency preparedness.

Dwyer and Flynn depend upon thousands of interviews with rescuers, hundreds of thousands of pages of oral histories, and numerous cellphone, electronic mail, and emergency radio transcripts. They move a bridge of voices to head contained in the infernos, seeing cataclysm and heroism, one individual at a time, to inform the affecting, authoritative saga of the lads and women-the approximately 12,000 who escaped and the 2,749 who perished-as they made 102 mins count number as by no means before.

102 mins was once a 2005 nationwide booklet Award Finalist for Nonfiction.

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