The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks were the first modern catastrophe watched by millions in real time on television. In this compilation of survivors’ voices, Garrett M. Graff captures the tragedy’s confusion, terror and desperation. President George W. Bush and his staff spent almost the entire day aboard the “only plane in the sky” as civilians thwarted hijackers in Pennsylvania, a plane struck the Pentagon and the Twin Towers collapsed. This harrowing, heartbreaking reconstruction will resonate with those who watched every minute on television and those too young to have seen it.
About the Author
Journalist and historian Garrett M. Graff’s books include The Threat Matrix: Inside Robert Mueller’s FBI and the bestseller Raven Rock. He contributes to WIRED and CNN and works with the Aspen Institute’s Cybersecurity & Technology Program.