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The 9/11 Commission Report: The Attack from Planning to Aftermath: Authorized Textby National Commission
Synopses & Reviews
Published for the tenth anniversary of 9/11, this new edition of the authorized report is limited to the Commission's riveting account--which was a finalist for the National Book Award--of the attack and its background, examining both the attackers and the U.S. government, the emergency response, and the immediate aftermath. It includes new material from Philip Zelikow, the Commission's executive director, on the Commission's work, the fate of its recommendations, and the way this struggle has evolved right up to the present day.
Book News Annotation:
This is the authorized account of the events leading up to and including the 9/11/2001 terror attacks in New York and Washington DC. Prepared by the 9/11 Commission, this book tracks the individuals who planned and executed the attacks, the security weaknesses which allowed the attacks to be successful, government responses, and the aftermath in exhaustive detail. This new edition, which was a National Book Award finalist, includes an afterword by 9/11 Commission Executive Director Zelikow. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The most riveting book ever to have been published by the United States government.The findings [are] presented in a dramatic, often gripping style.
"A document of historic sweep and almost unprecedented detail."--
About the Author
The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks, also known as the 9/11 Commission, was an independent, bipartisan panel chaired by Thomas H. Kean and Lee H. Hamilton.Philip D. Zelikow was executive director of the 9/11 Commission. He is the White Burkett Miller Professor of History at the University of Virginia.
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