LIFE: One Nation: America Remembers September 11, 2001

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For decades, we Americans have turned to LIFE when we wanted to see, understand and remember the most important events of our time. Now LIFE’s editors have assembled a powerful, heartbreaking, inspiring account of the events of September 11, 2001, and their aftermath. ONE NATION is not just an account of the tragedies in New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania; it is also a celebration of strength, unity and heroism. We meet firefighters and policemen who insisted on going into the burning buildings even as thousands were desperately trying to escape. We need rescue workers who frantically searched through the rubble for anyone still alive. We meet ordinary men and women who, in the moment, became heroes: those who helped a woman in a wheelchair escape the burning tower just before its collapse; the men and women who refuse to leave someone behind, even at the cost of their own lives; those who miraculously escaped, burrowing out of a stuck elevator through a thick wall to safety; passengers who took on the hijackers in midair to save others, even if it meant sacrificing the lives of those on board. From candlelight vigils to volunteering at Ground Zero to donating blood to helping in any way we could, Americans showed the world that in adversity we only get stronger. In addition to a powerful array of photographs that were taken by many of the world’s greatest photographers, ONE NATION also includes original essays by some of our country’s finest writers. Among the contributors are Maya Angelou, David McCullough, James Bradley, Melissa Fay Greene, Margaret Carlson, Bob Greene and many others. The book also includes a moving introduction by the mayor of New York, Rudy Giuliani, describing his experiences on the day of the attacks and how all of us can pull together and not only rebuild what was, but build something greater. To remember is to honor. To honor is to renew. ONE NATION is a tribute to America’s endless capacity for healing, unity and renewal.

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Hardcover book; 192 pages; Vintage

By: Robert Sullivan (editor)

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; 2001; (1st edition)

Dimensions: 11.1 x 9.3 x 0.7 inches


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Pg… 6 Introduction by Rudolph W. Giuliani

Pg… 10 Towering Symbols

Pg… 18 An Act of War

Pg… 80 Eyewitness

Pg… 90 "Bottomless" Tuesday By Gordon Parks

Pg… 94 Aftermath

Pg… 102 A Blow to America’s Heart

Pg… 106 In the Land of the Free

Pg… 116 Heroism Large and Small

Pg… 140 "Extravaganza Spirits" by Maya Angelou

Pg… 142 Faces of Ground Zero

Pg… 168 Remembrance and Reflection

Pg… 180 The New Normal

Pg… 188 In Memoriam

Pg… 192 Over There

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Weight2.6 lbs
Dimensions11.1 × 9.3 × 0.7 in
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