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A gripping and authoritative account of the September 11th attack, its historical roots, and its aftermath

Few news stories in recent memory have commanded as much attention as the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, but no news organization rivaled The New York Times for its comprehensive, resourceful, in-depth, and thoughtful coverage. This effort may well emerge as the finest hour in the paper's distinguished 150-year history.

In an unprecedented commitment, the Times assigned one of its most skilled reporters, Richard Bernstein, to turn the newspaper's brilliant and incisive reporting into a riveting narrative of September 11th. Following the lives of heroes, victims, and terrorists, Bernstein weaves a complex tale of a multitude of lives colliding in conflagration on that fateful morning. He takes us inside the Al Qaeda organization and the lives of the terrorists, from their indoctrination into radical Islam to the harrowing moments aboard the aircraft as they raced toward their terrible destiny. We meet cops and firefighters, and become intimate with some of the Trade Center workers who were lost on that day. We follow the lives of the rest of America-ordinary citizens and national leaders alike-in the hours and days after the attack.

Finally, Bernstein chronicles the nation's astonishing response in the aftermath.

No account of this singular moment in American history will be as sharp, readable, and authoritative as Out of the Blue.

Synopsis:

Following the lives of heroes, victims, and terrorists of September 11, 2001, Richard Bernstein, one of The New York Times's most skillful journalists, weaves the complex tale of a multitude of lives colliding in conflagration on that fateful morning. Bernstein takes us inside the al-Qaeda organization and introduces us to police officers and firefighters as well as some of the Trade Center workers who were lost on that day. And we follow the lives of the rest of America in the hours and days after the attack.

This riveting, incisive, and authoritative account is destined to stand as the essential chronicle of this singular moment in our history.

About the Author

In twenty years with The New York Times, Richard Bernstein has served as bureau chief at the United Nations and in Paris, as national cultural reporter, and currently as a daily book critic. Before that, he was the Beijing bureau chief for Time magazine. He has written five books, including The Coming Conflict with China (with Ross H. Munro) and, most recently, Ultimate Journey: Retracing the Path of an Ancient Buddhist Monk Who Crossed Asia in Search of Enlightenment. He lives in New York City.

Howell Raines is executive editor of The New York Times.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805072402
Subtitle:
A Narrative of September 11, 2001
Foreword:
Raines, Howell
Foreword:
Raines, Howell
Author:
The New York Times
Author:
Bernstein, Richard B.
Author:
Bernstein, Richard
Author:
New York Times
Afterword:
Bernstein, Richard
Publisher:
Times Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Victims of terrorism
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Terrorism
Subject:
United States - 21st Century
Subject:
Religion, Politics & State
Subject:
September 11 Terrorist Attacks,
Subject:
POL037000
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
5J01-02
Publication Date:
20020911
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-pp. bandw insert
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.742 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » US History » 1945 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » General
Religion » Western Religions » Social and Political Issues

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Following the lives of heroes, victims, and terrorists of September 11, 2001, Richard Bernstein, one of The New York Times's most skillful journalists, weaves the complex tale of a multitude of lives colliding in conflagration on that fateful morning. Bernstein takes us inside the al-Qaeda organization and introduces us to police officers and firefighters as well as some of the Trade Center workers who were lost on that day. And we follow the lives of the rest of America in the hours and days after the attack.

This riveting, incisive, and authoritative account is destined to stand as the essential chronicle of this singular moment in our history.

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