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By Jim Dwyer, Kevin Flynn

The dramatic and relocating account of the fight for all times contained in the international 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 global. Over the following 102 mins, every one could develop into a part of a drama for the a while, one witnessed merely by way of the folk who lived it-until now.

Of the hundreds of thousands of phrases written approximately this wrenching day, such a lot have been informed from the surface having a look in. manhattan instances journalists Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn have taken the opposite-and way more revealing-approach. suggested from the views of these contained in the towers, 102 mins captures the little-known tales of normal those who took notable steps to avoid wasting themselves and others. past this stirring landscape stands investigative reporting of the 1st rank. An mind-blowing variety of humans really survived the aircraft affects yet have been not able to flee, and the authors elevate difficult questions on construction security and tragic flaws in New York's emergency preparedness.

Dwyer and Flynn depend upon enormous quantities of interviews with rescuers, hundreds of thousands of pages of oral histories, and numerous mobilephone, email, and emergency radio transcripts. They pass a bridge of voices to head contained in the infernos, seeing cataclysm and heroism, one individual at a time, to inform the affecting, authoritative saga of the lads 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 e-book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.

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