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By Jim Dwyer, Kevin Flynn

The dramatic and relocating account of the fight for all times contained in the global alternate heart at the morning of September eleven, while each minute counted

At 8:46 am on September eleven, 2001, 14,000 humans have been contained in the dual towers-reading e-mails, making trades, consuming croissants at home windows at the international. Over the subsequent 102 mins, each one could develop into a part of a drama for the a while, one witnessed in basic terms by way of the folks who lived it-until now.

Of the hundreds of thousands of phrases written approximately this wrenching day, such a lot have been advised from the skin having a look in. manhattan occasions journalists Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn have taken the opposite-and way more revealing-approach. pronounced from the views of these contained in the towers, 102 mins captures the little-known tales of standard those that took outstanding steps to save lots of themselves and others. past this stirring landscape stands investigative reporting of the 1st rank. An magnificent variety of humans truly survived the aircraft affects yet have been not able to flee, and the authors bring up demanding questions on development safeguard and tragic flaws in New York's emergency preparedness.

Dwyer and Flynn depend on countless numbers of interviews with rescuers, millions of pages of oral histories, and numerous telephone, electronic mail, and emergency radio transcripts. They move a bridge of voices to move contained in the infernos, seeing cataclysm and heroism, one individual at a time, to inform the affecting, authoritative saga of the boys and women-the approximately 12,000 who escaped and the 2,749 who perished-as they made 102 mins count number as by no means before.

102 mins used to be a 2005 nationwide booklet Award Finalist for Nonfiction.

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