102 Minutes by Jim Dwyer
The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers

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"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 thousand 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.
 

About Jim Dwyer

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Jim Dwyer is the coauthor of Actual Innocence and Two Seconds Under the World, and the author of Subway Lives. A Pulitzer Prize winner, he writes the About New York column for The New York Times. He lives in New York City. Kevin Flynn, a special projects editor at The New York Times, was the newspaper's police bureau chief on September 11, having previously worked as a reporter for the New York Daily News, Newsday, and The Advocate (Stamford). He lives in Connecticut.
 
Published August 2, 2011 by Times Books. 400 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Two New York Times reporters take us inside the World Trade Center on 9/11 to give us a more capacious view of heroism.

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The New York Times

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A reconstruction of the harrowing final minutes inside the north and south towers of the World Trade Center on Sept.

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The New York Times

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In the length of a drawn breath, the ceiling collapsed.'' Here is Alan Mann, an executive with the Aon Corporation, the insurance broker, who boarded an express elevator on the 78th floor of the south tower just seconds before the second plane crashed into the building: ''The plane's impact ...

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Dwyer and Flynn, two reporters for the New York Times, have drawn on interviews, first-hand accounts, radio and 9-11 phone transcripts, cell phone and email messages, and official reports, to put together a staggeringly detailed and vividly realized account that weaves together lives, observation...

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Examiner

You see pictures taken by survivor John Labriola as he snapped images of firefighters rushing up the stairs while a whole line of people trickle down and the lobby of the North Tower whose windows overlook a plaza filled with burning debris.

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Entertainment Weekly

Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn, both writers for The New York Times, provide a painstakingly detailed account of the events of 9/11 as seen from those inside the Twin Towers.

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Michael Ollove Denver Post 4 of 5 Stars "Despite the woulda-coulda-shoulda aspect of some of the reporting, it’s the individual stories of what was happening inside the towers from the time the first plane hit the north tower at 8:46 a.m. … that pack a powerful emotional punch.

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