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Above Hallowed Ground: A Photographic Record of September 11, 2001 by Photographers of the New York City Police Department

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On the morning of September 11th, a new kind of horror shook the world. Terrorists crashed two passenger airliners into the World Trade Center in the worst attack on U.S. soil in the nation's history. But at the same time a new generation of heroes rose up to fight it. This book chronicles not only the devastation of that day, but also the valor and heroism of those who saved thousands of lives.

Not one of these photographs has been published before. On top of that, these images offer a vantage point no ordinary photographers could obtain: They were taken by members of the New York City Police Department, uniformed and civilian, who were on the scene moments after the first plane hit and who were behind the scenes during the entire rescue and recovery effort.

Many officers took pictures during the course of their duties. Some were inside the lobbies of the World Trade Center before they collapsed. Some were in helicopters hovering near the burning towers. Some were trapped in the dust cloud after the buildings fell. They took pictures of the pandemonium around them, the fear, the effort, the exasperation. This collection portrays the courage of those who rushed into the danger so that others could escape it.

One of the featured photographers, Detective Dave Fitzpatrick, was off duty when he heard a report of the attack over his radio. He immediately went to an NYPD airfield, joined a crew boarding a police helicopter, and flew to the World Trade Center. They arrived right after the second plane hit and were instructed to observe the scene and watch for any other incoming aircraft. Over the course of three flights that day, Fitzpatrick shot thousands of photographs that became the only aerial views of the devastation and early rescue efforts downtown. He also covered all Ground Zero operations for the next two months. His best photos, along with those of numerous other members of the NYPD, have been collected in this book. Together they make up the most in-depth visual document of the September 11th tragedy and its aftermath.

Synopsis:

The only photographer with unrestricted air and ground clearance shares an unparalleled visual document of the September 11th tragedy and its aftermath. Detective Fitzpatrick's 278 photos--each a powerful image--together form an unforgettable portrait of New York City and its journey from destruction to redemption. All royalties from this book will be donated to the New York Police Foundation, a charitable organization.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780670031719
Author:
Fitzpatrick, David
Publisher:
Penguin Putnam
Author:
New, York City Police Department
Author:
New York City Police Dept.
Author:
Fitzpatrick, David
Author:
New York City Police Department
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
Photo Essays
Subject:
Disasters
Subject:
Rescue work
Subject:
New York
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Photoessays & Documentaries
Subject:
September 11 Terrorist Attacks,
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
Subject:
Photography-Anthologies and History
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
September 2002
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
12.20x9.38x.73 in. 2.56 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , The only photographer with unrestricted air and ground clearance shares an unparalleled visual document of the September 11th tragedy and its aftermath. Detective Fitzpatrick's 278 photos--each a powerful image--together form an unforgettable portrait of New York City and its journey from destruction to redemption. All royalties from this book will be donated to the New York Police Foundation, a charitable organization.
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