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.
Meticulous in its reconstruction and unflinching in its conclusions.The King James Bible (1611) [was] our language’s lone masterpiece produced by committee, at least until this year’s 9/11 Commission Report. --John Updike
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.