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Report from Ground Zero: The Story of the Rescue Efforts at the World Trade Center

Smith, Dennis

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ISBN 10: 067003116X / ISBN 13: 9780670031160
Published by Viking, New York, 2002
Condition: Very Good + Hardcover
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Sixth printing. Signed by the author on the title page: "Dennis Smith." Book is unmarked; spine slant; one corner, tail of spine bumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $24.95); edgewear. Brodart protected. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 005026

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Title: Report from Ground Zero: The Story of the ...

Publisher: Viking, New York

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

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In a moving tribute to the fallen heroes of September 11, 2001, a former firefighter and best-selling author of Report from Engine Co. 82 provides an eyewitness record of events on the front lines of Ground Zero and the extraordinary efforts of police, fire, and emergency medical teams to rescue victims in the face of unspeakable disaster.

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"There is no center to this day, no middle or end. All its remaining minutes and hours will be collapsed into that single instant at 8:48 a.m. when September 11, 2001, became the saddest day of our history," writes Dennis Smith, a retired New York City firefighter. Shortly after the two planes hit the World Trade Center towers, he volunteered to help in the rescue effort. In this diary of the three months following the attack, Smith combines his own observations with interviews of those involved in the work, creating a detailed day-by-day history of the massive effort to find life among the ruins. His 18 years of experience in the field and considerable writing skills (he is the author of Report from Engine Co. 82 and nine other books) make him uniquely qualified to cover these events. To say the book is moving is an understatement--it is often overwhelming and difficult to read. Report from Ground Zero exacts an emotional toll on the reader; writing it must have been heartbreaking. In chronicling the hope, courage, and compassion embodied by all of the rescue workers, Smith has performed yet another service to his country. Note: A portion of the proceeds from sales of the book will be contributed by the author and publisher to the Foundation for American Firefighters. --Shawn Carkonen

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