102 Minutes - Jim Dwyer & Kevin Flynn

102 Minutes

By Jim Dwyer & Kevin Flynn

  • Release Date: 2011-08-02
  • Genre: United States
Score: 4
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From 126 Ratings

Description

"102 Minutes does for the September 11 catastrophe what Walter Lord did for the Titanic in his masterpiece, A Night to Remember . . . Searing, poignant, and utterly compelling."—Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of An Army at Dawn

Hailed upon its hardcover publication as an instant classic, the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller 102 Minutes is now available in a revised edition timed to honor the tenth anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001.

At 8:46 a.m. that morning, fourteen thouosand people were inside the World Trade Center just starting their workdays, but over the next 102 minutes, each would become part of a drama for the ages. Of the millions of words written about this wrenching day, most were told from the outside looking in. New York Times reporters Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn draw on hundreds of interviews with rescuers and survivors, thousands of pages of oral histories, and countless phone, e-mail, and emergency radio transcripts to tell the story of September 11 from the inside looking out.

Dwyer and Flynn have woven an epic and unforgettable account of the struggle, determination, and grace of the ordinary men and women who made 102 minutes count as never before.
102 Minutes is a 2005 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.

Reviews

  • Question

    5
    By Me2865536
    Is this book nonfiction?
  • heart breaking

    5
    By kmhahn
    Still as of today, the memories and visions of September 11th breaks my heart. Trying to comprehend the horror and helplessness that so many endured for 102 minutes is impossible to even imagine.
  • 102 Minutes

    5
    By PhantomDadoo™
    Astonishing. And chilling, even now, eleven years later.
  • great read but illustrations are too low resolution

    4
    By SwissMind
    Great book but all the illustrations and maps are too loe on resolution. when magnified the text and designations are unreadable. So far every book i bought had this problem. Why is beyond me. Please change this.
  • 102 mins

    5
    By Emcarey
    Awesome book page turner
  • A sense of closure

    5
    By Dean Stallone
    Finally, ten years after I experienced 9-11 as a New Yorker, watching the Towers burn from miles uptown, I know something of what it must have been like inside them that September day. I miss them, I miss the world before they fell. I grieve for the families that lost loved ones. I can finally move on, thanks to this book.