By Jim Dwyer, Kevin Flynn
The dramatic and relocating account of the fight for all times contained in the international exchange heart 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 following 102 mins, each one could develop into a part of a drama for the a long time, one witnessed in basic terms by way of the folk who lived it-until now.
Of the hundreds of thousands of phrases written approximately this wrenching day, such a lot have been informed from the surface taking a look in. long island instances journalists Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn have taken the opposite-and way more revealing-approach. pronounced from the views of these contained in the towers, 102 mins captures the little-known tales of standard those that took amazing steps to save lots of themselves and others. past this stirring landscape stands investigative reporting of the 1st rank. An miraculous variety of humans truly survived the aircraft affects yet have been not able to flee, and the authors elevate challenging questions on development protection and tragic flaws in New York's emergency preparedness.
Dwyer and Flynn depend on thousands of interviews with rescuers, hundreds of thousands of pages of oral histories, and numerous mobile, email, and emergency radio transcripts. They pass a bridge of voices to move contained in the infernos, seeing cataclysm and heroism, one individual at a time, to inform the affecting, authoritative saga of the boys 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 is a 2005 nationwide e-book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.
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102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers by Jim Dwyer, Kevin Flynn