9/11: The Day We All Remember
I still remember that day. It started as a regular workday, until my colleague (who came late) told us that the towers fell. At first it didn’t register to me. The twin towers in NYC that were world famous? The ones that our family visited just the summer prior? We gathered around a small TV that someone hastily procured. There were no smart phones back then. We saw the smoke billowing from both towers before they crumbled to the ground. The next several days were filled with news of the attack, and the next several years were for recovery. In remembrance of the day, here are some books worthy of reading of the topic. Please check them out below, if you’d like.
- September 11: The 9/11 Story, Aftermath and Legacy, by the Associated Press with foreword by Robert De Niro
- No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden, by Mark Owen and Kevin Maurer
- Ordinary Heroes: A Memoir of 9/11, by Joseph Pfeifer
- Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11 (20th Anniversary Commemorative Edition) by Damon DiMarco and foreword by Governor George Pataki
- The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, by Lawrence Wright
- The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War, by Craig Whitlock
- The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History, by Garrett M. Graff
- The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland, by Jim DeFede
- Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001, by Steve Coll
- Countdown bin Laden: The Untold Story of the 247-Day Hunt to Bring the Mastermind of 9/11 to Justice, by Chris Wallace
- A Place of Remembrance: Official Book of the National September 11 Memorial, by Allison Blais and Lynn Rasic with foreword by Michael R. Bloomberg
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