America Is Under Attack by Don Brown
September 11, 2001: The Day the Towers Fell (Actual Times)

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On the ten year anniversary of the September 11 tragedy, a straightforward and sensitive book for a generation of readers too young to remember that terrible day.

The events of September 11, 2001 changed the world forever. In the fourth installment of the Actual Times series, Don Brown narrates the events of the day in a way that is both accessible and understandable for young readers. Straightforward and honest, this account moves chronologically through the morning, from the terrorist plane hijackings to the crashes at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Pennsylvania; from the rescue operations at the WTC site in New York City to the collapse of the buildings. Vivid watercolor illustrations capture the emotion and pathos of the tragedy making this an important book about an unforgettable day in American history.


About Don Brown

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Don Brown is the author of Malacca Conspiracy, The Navy Justice Series and Black Sea Affair, a submarine thriller that predicted the 2008 shooting war between Russia and Georgia. Don served five years in the U.S. Navy as an officer in the Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps, which gave him an exceptional vantage point into both the Navy and the inner workings of 'inside-the-beltway' as an action officer assigned to the pentagon. He left active duty in 1992 to pursue private practice, but remained on inactive status through 1999, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He and his family live in North Carolina, where he pursues his passion for penning novels about the Navy.
Published August 16, 2011 by Flash Point. 64 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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The eye is naturally drawn to action, and so the first time through Peter Bentley's "King Jack and the Dragon" (Dial Books for Young Readers, 32 pages, $17.99), young children may be inclined to focus on gallant Jack and his friend, Zak, as they brandish wooden swords to roust a host of imaginary...

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Quotes from real people as well as their stories provide the human element, and graphic, though not gory, watercolor illustrations show the destruction of the plane crashes as well as the emotions of the people involved.

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He begins with the hijackers' storming of four planes' cockpits at 8 a.m., and moves on to the first crash, at the North Tower, through to the collapse of the South Tower of the World Trade Center less than two and a half hours later, at 10:28 a.m. Brown toggles between larger defining moments--i...

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