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TitleThe only plane in the sky : an oral history of 9/11 / Garrett M. Graff.
AuthorGraff, Garrett M., 1981- author.
Call No973.93 GRA
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International Standard Book Number 9781501182204
International Standard Book Number 150118220X
Personal Name Graff, Garrett M., 1981- author.
Title Statement The only plane in the sky : an oral history of 9/11 / Garrett M. Graff.
Varying Form of Title Oral history of 9/11
Varying Form of Title Oral history of Nine Eleven
Varying Form of Title Oral history of September 11
Edition Statement First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition.
Imprint ?2019
Imprint New York, NY : Avid Reader Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2019.
Physical Description xxii, 483 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 441-462) and index.
Formatted Contents Note Aboard the International Space Station -- September 10th -- Tuesday begins -- Checking in -- 8:00 a.m. in New York City -- The hijackings -- Inside air traffic control -- The first plane -- The second hijacking -- The military gears up -- The second plane -- Live, on air -- At Emma Booker Elementary School, Sarasota, Florida -- First reactions in D. C. -- American Airlines Flight 77 -- The third plane -- On Capitol Hill -- Flight 93 in peril -- The World Trade Center evacuation -- Jumping -- The FAA makes history -- The Trade Center rescue continues -- The first collapse -- Inside the cloud -- Inside the PEOC -- The military responds -- The fourth crash -- Fear at the Pentagon -- The first casualty -- Around the towers -- After the collapse -- The rescue at Shanksville -- At school in Arlington, Virginia -- Aboard Air Force One, somewhere over the Gulf of Mexico -- Among those who knew -- Escaping the Pentagon -- In between collapses -- The second collapse -- Trapped in the ruins -- After the collapse -- At the waterfront -- Midmorning at the Pentagon -- Midmorning at the Capitol -- With the Secretary of Defense -- At Barksdale Air Force Base -- Midday in New York City -- Midday in Washington -- Airborne, somewhere over the plains -- Afternoon in Shanksville -- At Mount Weather -- At Ground Zero -- At the hospitals -- The 9/11 generation -- At Offutt Air Force Base -- Afternoon in America -- Searching -- 9/11 at sea -- Afternoon at the Pentagon -- Airborne en route to Andrews Air Force Base -- Evening in Washington -- In the Oval Office -- The evening of 9/11 -- The day ends -- Epilogue.
Summary, Etc. Journalist and historian Garrett Graff tells the story of September 11, 2001 as it was lived, in the words of those who lived it. Drawing on transcripts, recently declassified documents, original interviews, and oral histories from nearly five hundred government officials, first responders, witnesses, survivors, friends, and family members, Graff paints a vivid and human portrait of the September 11 attacks. Beginning in the predawn hours of airports in the Northeast, we meet the ticket agents who unknowingly usher terrorists onto their flights, and the flight attendants inside the hijacked planes. In New York City, first responders confront a scene of unimaginable horror at the Twin Towers. From a secret bunker underneath the White House, officials watch for incoming planes on radar. Aboard the small number of unarmed fighter jets in the air, pilots make a pact to fly into a hijacked airliner if necessary to bring it down. In the skies above Pennsylvania, civilians aboard United Flight 93 make the ultimate sacrifice in their place. Then, as the day moves forward and flights are grounded nationwide, Air Force One circles the country alone, its passengers isolated and afraid. More than simply a collection of eyewitness testimonies, this is the historic narrative of how ordinary people grappled with extraordinary events in real time: the father and son working in the North Tower, caught on different ends of the impact zone; the firefighter searching for his wife who works at the World Trade Center; the operator of in-flight telephone calls who promises to share a passenger's last words with his family; the beloved FDNY chaplain who bravely performs last rites for the dying, losing his own life when the Towers collapse; and the generals at the Pentagon who break down and weep when they are barred from rushing into the burning building to try to rescue their colleagues. A tribute to the courage of everyday Americans, The Only Plane in the Sky weaves together the personal experiences of the men and women who found themselves caught at the center of an unprecedented human drama on a day that changed the course of history and all of our lives.
Subject Pentagon (Va.)
Subject Pentagon (Va.) fast (OCoLC)fst00642007
Subject World Trade Center (New York, N.Y. : 1970-2001)
Subject World Trade Center (New York, N.Y. : 1970-2001) fast (OCoLC)fst00631494
Subject-Meeting Name September 11 Terrorist Attacks (2001) fast (OCoLC)fst01112794
Subject-Chronological Term 2000-2099 fast
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term HISTORY United States 21st Century. bisacsh
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term POLITICAL SCIENCE Terrorism. bisacsh
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 Personal narratives.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Terrorism Personal narratives.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Terrorism. fast (OCoLC)fst01148101
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term United States History 21st century.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term United States. fast (OCoLC)fst01204155
Index Term-Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Index Term-Genre/Form Oral histories.
Index Term-Genre/Form Oral histories. (OCoLC)fst01726295
Index Term-Genre/Form Personal narratives.
Index Term-Genre/Form Personal narratives. (OCoLC)fst01423843

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