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Coming of Age in the War on Terror by Abdel-Fattah, R'One minute you're a 15-year-old girl who loves Netflix and music and the next minute you're looked at as maybe ISIS.' We now have a generation--Muslim and non-Muslim--who has grown up only knowing a world at war on terror, and who has been socialised in a climate of widespread Islamophobia, surveillance, and suspicion. In Coming of Age in the War on Terror, award-winning writer Randa Abdel-Fattah interrogates the impact of all this on young people's political consciousness and their trust towards adults and the societies they live in. Drawing on local interviews but global in scope, this book is the first to examine the lives of a generation for whom the rise of the far-right and the growing polarisation of politics seem normal. It's about time we hear what they have to say.
Call Number: 363.325 ABD
Publication Date: 2021
The only plane in the sky : the oral history of 9/11 by Graff, G. M.Of all the books about 9/11 one has been missing until now – a panoramic narrative from the men and women caught up in the unprecedented human drama of that terrible day. The Only Plane in the Sky is nothing less than the first comprehensive oral history of 9/11, deftly woven and told in the voices of ordinary people grappling with extraordinary events. Drawing on never-before-published transcripts, recently declassified documents, new and archived interviews from nearly five hundred people, historian Garrett Graff skillfully tells the story of the day as it was lived. It begins in the predawn hours of airports in the Northeast, where we meet the ticket agents who unknowingly usher terrorists onto their flights. In New York, first responders confront a scene of unimaginable chaos at the Twin Towers. From a secret bunker beneath the White House, Dick Cheney and Condoleezza Rice watch for incoming planes on radar. In the offices of the Pentagon, top officials feel the violent tremor as their headquarters come under attack. We hear the stories of the father and son working on separate floors in the North Tower; the firefighter who rushes to the scene to search for his wife; the telephone operator who keeps her promise to share a passenger’s last words with his family; the chaplain who stays on the scene to perform last rites, losing his own life when the Towers collapse; the teachers evacuating terrified children from schools mere blocks from the World Trade Center; the generals at the Pentagon who break down and weep when they are barred from rushing into the burning building to try and rescue their colleagues. The Only Plane in the Sky is a unique, profound, and searing exploration of humanity on a day that changed the course of history, and all of our lives.
Call Number: 973.931 GRA
Publication Date: 2019
Bin Laden by Bodansky, YAn account of Osama bin Laden's war against America examines the world of Islamic extremism and the operations of terrorist networks throughout the Middle East.
Call Number: 973.931 GRA
Publication Date: 2001
The 9/11 Report by Jacobson, SDecades after the deadliest terrorist attack on the United States, an event that left no aspect of American foreign or domestic policy untouched,The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation,offers an accessible account of the most defining event of the century. On December 5, 2005, the 9/11 Commission issued its final report card on the government's fulfillment of the recommendations issued in July 2004: one A, twelve Bs, nine Cs, twelve Ds, three Fs, and four incompletes. Here is stunning evidence that Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón, with more than sixty years of experience in the comic-book industry between them, were right: far, far too few Americans have read, grasped, and demanded action on the Commission's investigation into the events of thattragic day and the lessons America must learn. Using every skill and storytelling method Jacobson and Colón have learned over the decades, they have produced the most accessible version of the 9/11 Report. Jacobson's text frequently follows word for word the original report, faithfully captures its investigative thoroughness, and covers its entire scope, even including the Commission's final report card. Colón's stunning artwork powerfully conveys the facts, insights, and urgency of the original.
Call Number: 973.931 JAC
Publication Date: 2006
Ordinary Heroes by Pfeifer, JNew York Times Bestseller From the first FDNY chief to respond to the 9/11 attacks, an intimate memoir and a tribute to those who died that others might live When Chief Joe Pfeifer led his firefighters to investigate an odor of gas in downtown Manhattan on the morning of 9/11, he had no idea that his life was about to change forever. A few moments later, he watched as the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center. Pfeifer, the closest FDNY chief to the scene, spearheaded rescue efforts on one of the darkest days in American history. Ordinary Heroes is the unforgettable and intimate account of what Chief Pfeifer witnessed at Ground Zero, on that day and the days that followed. Through his eyes, we see the horror of the attack and the courage of the firefighters who ran into the burning towers to save others. We see him send his own brother up the stairs of the North Tower, never to return. And we walk with him and his fellow firefighters through weeks of rescue efforts and months of numbing grief, as they wrestle with the real meaning of heroism and leadership. This gripping narrative gives way to resiliency and a determination that permanently reshapes Pfeifer, his fellow firefighters, NYC, and America. Ordinary Heroes takes us on a journey that turns traumatic memories into hope, so we can make good on our promise to never forget 9/11.
Call Number: 973.931 PFE
Publication Date: 2021
Women's Stories Of 9/11 by Hilton, CThe 9/11 attacks on the United States in 2001 sent shockwaves across the world; they were the deadliest terrorist attacks on American soil in US history, killing nearly 3,000 people and injuring thousands more. For those whose lives it directly impacted, the effects are enduring and deeply felt. Women's Stories of 9/11 observes the events that unfolded from a woman's perspective. It is a series of interviews with eleven very different women - some from the West, some from Afghanistan - who each offer remarkably candid insights into their own personal experiences before, during and after the attacks. In the honest and heartfelt stories that emerge we hear the voices of women whose ordinary lives were suddenly changed, emotionally and physically, and who became actors in some of the most far-reaching events of the modern world.
Call Number: 974.71 HIL
Publication Date: 2021
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US President George W. Bush has his early morning school reading event interrupted by his Chief of Staff Andrew Card (L) 11 September, 2001, shortly after news of the New York City airplane crashes was available in Sarasota, Florida.
A survivor sits outside the World Trade Center after two planes hit the building September 11, 2001 in New York City.
New York City firefighters take a rest at the World Trade Center after two hijacked planes crashed into the Twin Towers September 11, 2001 in New York.
NEW YORK CITY - SEPTEMBER 11: People scramble for cover under a shower of debris after the World Trade Center is struck in a terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 in New York City. A hijacked American Airlines Boeing 767, originating from Boston's Logan Airport, struck 1 World Trade Center (north tower) at 8:45 a.m. At 9:03 a.m., a United Airlines 767, also hijacked in Boston, crashed into 2 World Trade Center (south tower). Both towers later collapsed.
Spectators look up as the World Trade Center goes up in flames September 11, 2001 in New York City after two airplanes slammed into the twin towers in an alleged terrorist attack. (
Fireman calling for 10 more rescue workers to make their way into the rubble of the World Trade Center during rescue operations in wake of terrorist attack.
Firefighter Tony James cries while attending the funeral service for New York Fire Department Chaplain Rev. Mychal Judge, in front of the St. Francis of Assisi Church September 15, 2001 in New York City. Judge died while giving the last rites to a fireman in the collapse of the World Trade Center. The World Trade Center was destroyed after both the landmark towers were struck by two hijacked planes in a terrorist attack on September 11.
Retired Fire Chief Joseph Curry barks orders to rescue teams as they clear through debris that was once the World Trade Center September 14, 2001 in New York City.
Assistant Chief Gerard A. Barbara looks up at the burning towers of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 in New York City. Moments later he would go in, never to return. Barbara, 53, was citywide tour commander and a 30-year veteran of the department.
A woman reads a copy of an evening newspaper reporting the terrorist attacks on the United States on an underground train September 11, 2001 in London.
Robert Peraza, who lost his son Robert David Peraza, pauses at his son's name at the North Pool of the 9/11 Memorial during tenth anniversary ceremonies at the site of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2011, in New York City. New York City and the nation are preparing to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on lower Manhattan which resulted in the deaths of 2,753 people after two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center.
Firefighters remove a victim after the World Trade Center was struck in a terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 in New York City. A hijacked American Airlines Boeing 767, originating from Boston's Logan Airport, struck 1 World Trade Center (north tower) at 8:45 a.m. At 9:03 a.m., a United Airlines 767, also hijacked in Boston, crashed into 2 World Trade Center (south tower).
Toni Ann Costa mourns the victims of the World Trade Center disaster September 14, 2001 at a memorial in Union Square Park in New York City. The World Trade Center towers collapsed September 11th after two hijacked commercial airliners slammed into it.
New York, N.Y.: Workers continue to clean up the rubble and wreckage and ground zero at the World Trade Center on October 18, 2001 after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
Firefighter walks through the rubble of the World Trade Center after it was struck by a commercial airliner in a terrorist attack.
A police officer (R) and others walk in the streets covered in debris near the World Trade Center towers 11 September, 2001, in New York.
Walking to Brooklyn
A rail commuter reads the ''Evening Standard'' September 13, 2001 on his way home from London after after two hijacked airplanes slammed into the World Trade Center in New York as part of a suspected terrorist attack on New York City and Washington DC September 11, 2001.
FDNY firefighter, Dan Potter, pauses on a bench in Lower Manhattan after the collapse of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
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