The result is “American Ground: Unbuilding the World Trade Center,” a comprehensive look at the inner workings of the World Trade Center. American Ground has ratings and 65 reviews. Mickey said: This is one of those books that you read at a feverish pace for a few days and then, when fi. In American Ground: Unbuilding the World Trade Center, William Langewiesche describes in detail the cleanup and recovery at Ground Zero following the.

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American Ground: Unbuilding the World Trade Center

Beginning on the day of the attack, it follows the first efforts to respond to the crisis. Griffin drove from North Carolina and bluffed his way into Ground Zero and quickly became an authority at the site. And I thought that if American Ground was to have lasting value, readers should not be manipulated; they w “My unwillingness fround participate in the public displays of grief was partly just personal.

Both present an honest and in-depth picture of a national tragedy. Discover what to read next.

A true fearless master of non-fiction writing. Read for school but I learned a whole lot. Your request has been submitted. This account follows the main players who rose to the occasion and took charge in the unbuilding of the WTC and presents the sense of urgency felt by all to recover as much as possible from the wreckage in the immediate days and weeks following the attack.


Preview — Grounc Ground by William Langewiesche. Langewiesche manages to be sensitive to all impacted sides of the tragedy of the Twin Towers, and I admire worle he doesn’t get mired down in who caused it, and what America’s response was.

This is one of the best nonfiction pieces I’ve ever read. This is one of those books that you read at a feverish pace for a few days and then, when finished, promptly search for other books by the same author. William Langewiesche, when writing American Ground, not only told a story of ingenuity, and strength, but also one which is tragic in surprising ways, and important when facing the future.

After the presentation the author answered questions from members of the audience. The book is amerrican account of… read more. Books of the Week. He has constructed an account that will endure against the events of September 11, as John Hersey’s Hiroshima stands in relation to August It brings much of the New York history surrounding the WTC, and the players involved, into sharp focus.

This is one of my favorite books ever.

The exposure in the Atlantic and widespread review coverage may help this elegantly written and unique September 11 book rise toward the top. There’s also a frank account of the tensions between police and firefighters at Ground Zero.

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Langewiesche also talked about the people involved in the cleanup effort, such as David Griffin. Its main theme focuses on ordinary Americans responding to the calamity at the WTC.

American Ground: Unbuilding the World Trade Center by William Langewiesche

The author of the book mentioned how the EPA and all the other enforcement present had guns, questioning why they would use them. Engineers, while being brilliant, do not know everything and this was a catastrophe of a hither-to-unknown magnitude. Langewiesche walks through the partially standing buildings and describes how time americsn still.

Thank you for using the catalog. Library Locations and Hours. Sep 17, Lynn rated it it was ok. MP3 audio – Standard Price: It was brutal, swift, and personal. Sep 02, Tiffany Hawk rated it it was amazing. This book will stick with me for a long time!

Captures feelings and frustrations of people amercan affected by survivors, families, rescuers, NYFD.

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