Wake-Up Call by Kristen Breitweiser
The Political Education of a 9/11 Widow

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Kristen Breitweiser was a happy young mother and housewife leading a privileged life. Then, on the morning of September 11th, 2001, the phone rang. It was her husband, Ron, calling from his office in the second tower.
"Sweets, I'm ok. I'm ok. Don't worry. It's not my building," he said.
Kristen didn't know what he was saying. He told her to turn on the television. He continued.
"I see them. They're right there. Right across from me. And they're jumping. My God, they're jumping."
The call ended abruptly and Kristen watched with horror as the second tower exploded. A huge, brilliant, red fireball. In that frozen instant, she felt in her heart that he had been killed.
This is the deeply personal, often shocking and ultimately inspirational story of a woman left to pick up the pieces of a life shattered by terrorism. With no husband by her side or father for her child, Kristen had to find the strength within herself to embark on a journey that would lead first to the creation of the 9/11 Commission and then to her role as one of the country's most outspoken activists and critics of the current administration.
 

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Published September 6, 2006 by Grand Central Publishing. 304 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Self Help. Non-fiction

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Is it cheaper to overhaul our product to make it safer for the public at large or is it just cheaper to pay for the dead and injured?” Just over a year after the tragedy, the author fired up her “Widowmobile,” headed to Washington and spoke before the Joint Intelligence Committee of Congress, arg...

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- The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again.

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After the attacks and her husband's death, Breitweiser set out to uncover all she could about the U.S. Government's involvement and response to the attack.

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