I Survived the Attacks of September 11th, 2001 (I Survived #6)

Author: Lauren Tarshis

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545442990

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

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On the day that shocks the world, one boy just wants to find his dad. A powerful addition to the gripping I SURVIVED series. The only thing Lucas loves more than football is his Uncle Benny, his dad's best friend at the fire department where they both work. Benny taught Lucas everything about football. So when Lucas's parents decide the sport is too dangerous and he needs to quit, Lucas has to talk to his biggest fan. So the next morning, Lucas takes the train to the city instead of the bus to school. It's a bright, beautiful day in New York. But just as Lucas arrives at his uncle's firehouse, everything changes -- and nothing will ever be the same again.

I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001

Author: Lauren Tarshis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780545206938

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 82

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When Lucas decides to skip school because he wants to discuss football with a firefighter friend of his father, he finds himself caught up in the terrorist attacks on New York City.

Surviving 9/11

Author: Paul Challen

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1499436580

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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An event still fresh in our collective memory, the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, are an integral part of the United States’ identity and politics today. This title explains what happened in the lead-up to the attacks, on the fateful day itself, and in the aftermath, guiding readers through the emergency response to an unprecedented disaster. The first-hand stories of survivors and first responders bring this historic tragedy to a personal level as readers learn about how America responded to and grew stronger from 9/11.

Sundays at Eight

25 Years of Stories from C-SPAN'S Q&A and Booknotes

Author: Brian Lamb,C-SPAN

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 161039349X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 496

View: 8361


For the last 25 years, Sunday nights at 8pm on C-SPAN has been appointment television for many Americans. During that time, host Brian Lamb has invited people to his Capitol Hill studio for hour-long conversations about contemporary society and history. In today's soundbite culture that hour remains one of television's last vestiges of in-depth, civil conversation. First came C-SPAN's Booknotes in 1989, which by the time it ended in December 2004, was the longest-running author-interview program in American broadcast history. Many of the most notable nonfiction authors of its era were featured over the course of 800 episodes, and the conversations became a defining hour for the network and for nonfiction writers. In January 2005, C-SPAN embarked on a new chapter with the launch of Q and A. Again one hour of uninterrupted conversation but the focus was expanded to include documentary film makers, entrepreneurs, social workers, political leaders and just about anyone with a story to tell. To mark this anniversary Lamb and his team at C-SPAN have assembled Sundays at Eight, a collection of the best unpublished interviews and stories from the last 25 years. Featured in this collection are historians like David McCullough, Ron Chernow and Robert Caro, reporters including April Witt, John Burns and Michael Weisskopf, and numerous others, including Christopher Hitchens, Brit Hume and Kenneth Feinberg. In a March 2001 Booknotes interview 60 Minutes creator Don Hewitt described the show's success this way: “All you have to do is tell me a story.” This collection attests to the success of that principle, which has guided Lamb for decades. And his guests have not disappointed, from the dramatic escape of a lifelong resident of a North Korean prison camp, to the heavy price paid by one successful West Virginia businessman when he won 314 million in the lottery, or the heroic stories of recovery from the most horrific injuries in modern-day warfare. Told in the series' signature conversational manner, these stories come to life again on the page. Sundays at Eight is not merely a token for fans of C-SPAN's interview programs, but a collection of significant stories that have helped us understand the world for a quarter-century.

Loss of the Assumptive World

A Theory of Traumatic Loss

Author: Jeffrey Kauffman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135451389

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

View: 1605


The assumptive world concept is a psychological principle of the conservation of human reality or "culture" - it is a lens for seeing the psychological disturbances that occur in times of change. In this collection, the authors examine the assumptive world from diverse theoretical perspectives, providing the reader with an array of different viewpoints illuminating the concept and its clinical usefulness.

World Authors, 2000-2005

Author: Jennifer Curry

Publisher: H. W. Wilson


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 800

View: 4885


- Well-researched, in-depth accounts (averaging 3,000 words), explore writers' backgrounds, formative experiences, and literary achievements. - Many autobiographical accounts, written specifically for this volume. - Profiles also highlight critical response to authors' works. - Entries include suggested reading lists and bibliographies. - Photo of the author accompanies many of the entries.

102 Days of War

How Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda & the Taliban Survived 2001


Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1612345336

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 9326


Almost ten years before Osama bin Laden was killed, the United States had the opportunity of a decade to decapitate the organization that so ruthlessly enacted the deadliest foreign attack on American soil in the nationÆs history. Battles raged across Afghanistan in the 102 days following September 11, from Mazar-i-Sharif to Kabul to Tora Bora. Yet bin Laden escaped while al Qaeda and the Taliban endured the initial onslaught. In 102 Days of War, Yaniv Barzilai takes the reader from meetings in the White House to the most sensitive operations in Afghanistan to explain how AmericaÆs enemies survived 2001. Using a broad array of sources, including interviews with top-level U.S. officials at every level of the war effort, Barzilai concludes that the failure to kill bin Laden and destroy al Qaeda at the Battle of Tora Bora was not only the result of a failure in tactics but, more importantly, the product of failures in policy and leadership. 102 Days of War provides novel information and a new level of understanding about the opening campaign of the U.S. war in Afghanistan. Informed citizens and military historians alike will find compelling this vivid and relevant narrative.

Islamic Fundamentalist’s Global Network - Modus Operandi - Model Bosnia I

Author: Miss Jill Louise Starr

Publisher: jill starr



Page: N.A

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Islamic Fundamentalist’s Global Network - Modus Operandi - Model Bosnia I. Brief Historical Background The US Congressional Research Service report1 states that Al-Qaeda cells have currently been identified and have also been objectively suspected in at least thirty-four countries and their affiliated geo-political territories presently. Moreover, this same report dated September 10th 2001 released in Washington D.C. on September 13th 2001, only two days after the September 11th terrorist attacks perpetrated against America’s World Trade Center state Osama bin Laden is estimated to have inherited roughly $300- million dollars. Although some terrorist experts believe bin Laden actually has far less than this figure presently, and he is no longer reliant on his personal fortune to finance Al-Qaeda's activities, they claim that alternately he is employing a variety of both legal and illegal business endeavors as fronts for financing his terrorist activities. Over the previous six years, Al-Qaeda’s network led by, Osama bin Laden, has evolved from merely a small regional threat beginning with USW troops stationed in the Persian Gulf, into an all out global threat to international peace and perpetual human survival including a direct threat especially directed against United States citizens and United States associated national security interests. In constructing Al-Qaeda, bin Laden has assembled a coalition of disparate radical Islamicist groups comprised of a variety of ethnic nationalities, all to work towards one common goal which is in Bosnia&Herzegovina, the total ethnic expulsion of everyone non-Muslim so that only Islamist racists are left as the overall controlling influence of these future ethnically pure Islamic Muslim-inhabited lands which once were multi-ethnic as America. Read more on Google Play Jill Starr (Author and Translator)

Occupying Force

A Sailor's Journey Following World War II

Author: D. Gossman

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595279953

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 164

View: 9179


A surprise attack on American soil and a holy war waged under the guise of an ancient religion . . . A nation of zealots indoctrinated to hate Western Civilization and a culture ignoring reason in favor of mindless violence . . . A cabal of militarists conditioned to elect suicide as a battle strategy and celebrate death for divine reward! Headlines from today's war on terrorism? No--these were the themes of America's war with twentieth-century Japan. Joining the Navy to face these fearsome enemies, seventeen-year-old Charlie misses the action in World War II by mere days. Then, directed to occupy the former foe's homeland instead, he remains behind when the war's heroes have all returned to a welcoming nation. Working and enduring through the months, Charlie records his daily thoughts while growing to respect the Japanese people--and does his best to find adventure along the way!