silviacolasanti.it
» » Report from Ground Zero: The Story of the Rescue Efforts at the World Trade Center

Download Report from Ground Zero: The Story of the Rescue Efforts at the World Trade Center fb2, epub

by Dennis Smith

Download Report from Ground Zero: The Story of the Rescue Efforts at the World Trade Center fb2, epub

ISBN: 067003116X
Author: Dennis Smith
Language: English
Publisher: Viking Adult; 1st edition (March 18, 2002)
Pages: 366
Category: Americas
Subcategory: History
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 788
Size Fb2: 1542 kb
Size ePub: 1703 kb
Size Djvu: 1119 kb
Other formats: mobi doc rtf lit


Dennis Smith has a long history of writing about the fire service in general and FDNY in particular so who better to write the story of the WTC? I have read a lot of well done 09/11 books but if you only can read on. .

Dennis Smith has a long history of writing about the fire service in general and FDNY in particular so who better to write the story of the WTC? I have read a lot of well done 09/11 books but if you only can read one, read this one because you will be on ground zero, in the firehoues, and in the command centers. 50 years from now, this will be the definative book (along with the tape by those two french guys) of what hapened at the WTC on 09/11. 4 people found this helpful.

In Report from Ground Zero, Smith gives us the stories of some of the 343 firefighters who were reported missing or dead .

In Report from Ground Zero, Smith gives us the stories of some of the 343 firefighters who were reported missing or dead, including; Captain Pat Brown from Ladder Company 3, who was a personal friend; a father and son; the department's beloved chaplain; commanders; rookies; and entire companies that were lost. Smith's rare blend of superb writing skills and up-close firefighting experience drop us into the psyche of a firefighter, which sheds light on what would make someone rush into a flaming building: it's called heroism. Contact me: inforeq17l.

Report From Ground Zero. The Story of the Rescue Efforts at the World Trade Center. I am sitting with Arnold Burns, the chairman of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, talking about the needs of youth. I have known this former deputy attorney general of the United States for twenty-five years, and because I am on the board of a Boys & Girls Club in the South Bronx, I am also a member of his board of advisers. We happened to run into each other the way New Yorkers often meet, in unlikely places-in our case, sitting in a laboratory anteroom, waiting to have our blood drawn for annual exams.

It is, says Smith, the real and living history of the worst day in America since Pearl Harbor.

Report from Engine Co. 82 Firehouse Dennis Smith’s History of Firefighting in America The Aran Islands-A Personal Journey The Fire Safety Book Firefighters: Their Lives in Their Own Words A Song for Mary FICTION. The Final Fire Glitter & Ash Steely Blue FOR CHILDREN. The Little Engine That Saved the City. Report from Ground Zero The Story of the Rescue Efforts at the World Trade Center.

Listen to Report from Ground Zero by Dennis Smith, Don Leslie, Jeff .

Listen to unlimited audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Smith arrived on the scene shortly after the attacks on September 11 and stayed for weeks. In Report from Ground Zero, Smith gives us the stories of some of the 343 firefighters who were reported missing or dead, including; Captain Pat Brown from Ladder Company 3, who was a personal friend; a father and son; the department's beloved chaplain; commanders; rookies; and entire companies that were lost.

Электронная книга "Report from Ground Zero", Dennis Smith. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Report. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Report from Ground Zero" для чтения в офлайн-режиме.

Listen to books in audio format . This year marks the tenth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, an occasion that is sure to be observed around the world. Dennis Smith, a former firefighter and the author of the bestselling Report from Ground Zero, addresses this important topic in a series of interviews with the heroes and families of those most affected by the tragedy either through feats of bravery in the rescue efforts or heroic bearing up in the face of unimaginable loss

Rescue and recovery effort after the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. The local, state, federal and global reaction to the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center was considerable

Rescue and recovery effort after the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. The local, state, federal and global reaction to the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center was considerable. The events of that day elicited a large response of local emergency and rescue personnel to assist in the evacuation of the two towers, resulting in a large loss of the same personnel when the towers collapsed.

In a moving tribute to the fallen heroes of September 11, 2001, a former firefighter and best-selling author of Report from Engine Co. 82 provides an eyewitness record of events on the front lines of Ground Zero and the extraordinary efforts of police, fire, and emergency medical teams to rescue victims in the face of unspeakable disaster.

Comments:

Xcorn
Beautifully written. I like the fact that Smith is a retired NY fire fighter so the stories told in his book take on a very personal feel. The stories inside are in the words of the survivors and not just one mans description or edited for effect. Smith captures the true and haunting experiences of the rescue workers and actually puts you there to witness the devastation in your own mind. I can picture every detail of ground zero as described by Smith, who volunteered tirelessly every day of both the rescue and the recovery efforts. Focusing more on the beauty of the heroism and the unity found throughout the scene and across America. Definitely cleared my thoughts and answered some of the questions I had about some of the details surrounding the collapse of the towers. There was not a page in this book that didn't bring a tear to my eyes. I had wanted to go take part of the rescue efforts that day and the weeks afterward so I appreciate Smiths take and personal experience given directly from the line. It brought me closer to the experience that I truly wanted to be a part of at the time.
Dont_Wory
This book is an absolutely unsentimental rememberance and meditation on the attack on the World Trade Center which occurred on September 11th. Mr. Smith is not politicizing or theologizing, two things which are all too easy to do in a situation - and recollection - such as this. As an ex-firefighter, Dennis Smith is recording the events of the attack and the recovery in order that this timeline might be recorded into history, a document which will survive the temporality of news broadcasts and obituary columns. He has also very effectively eulogized the fallen victims of this horrendous crime without ever lowering a heavy hand. Their stories and portraits are enough; Smith feels this as keenly as he knows it, and hs almost laconic style portrays the subject with a distilled clarity we would not expect from writing on this subject, from someone so close to it.
The first half of the book is the story - most of the time in their own words - of the rescue workers themselves on the Morning of September 11th. The second half is a day-by-day record of the rescue efforts for approximately three months following. This is a book of on-the-ground, you-are-there style journalism, not a reporter's remotely administered conclusions and hearsay, and as such, it will be a lasting and important document in the coming flurry of books about the attacks of September 11th.
Very highly recommended.
Broadcaster
Can a book about a tragedy move you even more than highly-compelling television documentaries which allow you to relive the moment in images and interviews? The answer is YES. Report From Ground Zero by retired New York City firefighter Dennis Smith has haunted me for months. I found it absolutely riveting -- except I could not read this in long stretches it was so tragic, so horrifying...yet, in the end, so inspiring.
The TRAGEDY: the book's first half contains mostly rescue worker first-person accounts of what went on during what author Smith calls "the saddest day of our history," a day with "no center...no middle...no end" but "collapsed into that single instant at 8:48 a.m." when the first tower was hit. You WILL cry when you read it. You're going to feel you now personally KNOW the anguished -- and outraged -- people telling you what happened and you will see, through their eyes, what took place, feel their losses, visualize the people they knew who gave their lives, and be absolutely determined that this can never happen again.
The HORROR: film and tape can only show what is captured on film and what time (2 hours etc.) . But these extensive printed accounts bring it even closer to home -- and go on in detail, with no time constraints. There are so many accounts it's impossible to even condenses them here, but here are a few quick key highlights that show how incredibly compelling the written word can be:
--Bob Humphrey, Engine 4: "I watched about 20 people jump. I heard them land, but I couldn't see them. It was good I couldn't see them...." When the South Tower collapsed, he writes, "it was completely black. I couldn't see. I had no mask and no light, and it was hard breathing..." When north tower collapsed "the force lifted the cars off the ground and set them at all angles. I jumped down to the street and covered my heard. It was too terrible. Too much."
-- Firefighter Frank Vaskis, after the explosions: "There are body parts all around...." -- and it describes them.
--A firefighter walks to where the fire command is supposed to be and "as building 2 comes down this great wind comes, chops me to my stomach and basically pushes me all the way back through the same window I came through." It's pitch black for a
while....then gray, like a massive black and white photo...then cloudy.
--Nightmarish descriptions of the relentless PLOP! PLOP! PLOP! as the towers' floors systematically collapse, becoming huge concrete pancakes.
--People fruitlessly looking for loved ones. A firefighter whose son is a firefighter asks: "Have you seen my son?"
The INSPIRATION: No matter what, these firefighters and rescue workers plowed ahead, strictly focused on saving lives, not obsessing over the threats to their own lives. And how, in the last part of the book, even when the worst rescue work was over they worked at the building, removing debris, painstakingly sifting through all of it in the hopes that maybe someone might still be alive and that those not alive might be identified.
There are tons of books now about Sept. 11. This is one that'll be required reading in history classes 100 years from now...and hopefully will be used as a motivational book in military classes for many years to come.
Alien
By now it would be easy to expect a book with such a title to be an exploitative effort to mine our sentimental attachments to the events of last September, yet this slim volume is hardly that. Written by a career fireman who walked among those who fought the fire and who were lost, it really is a marvelous testament ot those who risked their lives for others. Far from being a rip-off, it is written as a tribute to those who walked among the ruins and either lived or died.
It is full of anecdotal information about many of those who perished, but is also filled with descriptions of survivors who were ordinary people illustrating uncommon courage and compassion. Go get it and read it, but find a quiet private corner first. And bring the kleenex. Tears will flow, and you will still be glad that you read it. Enjoy!
Xtintisha
As the brother of a New York City firefighter, I felt is was my obligation to read this book. It is a moving tribute to the survivors as well as the deceased. Please read it to understand the quality of the men who were lost and the hope that I still have because of the strength of character of those who survived.
Have your teens read the book to understand that a person is defined by their strength of character, their commitment and integrity, and not by the money they earn.
As for the writing, Dennis Smith again shows that he is an incredible writer. Joyce would be proud.

Related to Report from Ground Zero: The Story of the Rescue Efforts at the World Trade Center

Download The Adventure Diary Of...Riley, the Rescue Dog! (Heroes  Helpers 8) fb2, epub

The Adventure Diary Of...Riley, the Rescue Dog! (Heroes Helpers 8) fb2 epub

Author: Carole Marsh
Category: Geography & Cultures
ISBN: 0635011514
Download September 11, 2001: A Record of Tragedy, Heroism, and Hope fb2, epub

September 11, 2001: A Record of Tragedy, Heroism, and Hope fb2 epub

Author: Editors of New York Magazine
Category: Photography & Video
ISBN: 0810905620
Download A Place of Remembrance: Official Book of the National September 11 Memorial fb2, epub

A Place of Remembrance: Official Book of the National September 11 Memorial fb2 epub

Author: Lynn Rasic,Michael R. Bloomberg,Allison Blais
Category: Americas
ISBN: 1426208073
Download History Firsthand - The World Trade Center Attack (paperback edition) fb2, epub

History Firsthand - The World Trade Center Attack (paperback edition) fb2 epub

Author: Richard Haesly
Category: Education & Reference
ISBN: 0737714697
Download World Trade Organization: Annual Report 2000 fb2, epub

World Trade Organization: Annual Report 2000 fb2 epub

Author: World Trade Organization
Category: Management & Leadership
ISBN: 9287012148
Download Remembering Heaven's Face: A Story of Rescue in Wartime Vietnam fb2, epub

Remembering Heaven's Face: A Story of Rescue in Wartime Vietnam fb2 epub

Author: John Balaban
Category: Leaders & Notable People
ISBN: 0820324159
Download Rescue Heroes 8x8 #01: Storm Of The Century (Rescue Heros) fb2, epub

Rescue Heroes 8x8 #01: Storm Of The Century (Rescue Heros) fb2 epub

Author: Bill Jankowski,Kimberly Weinberger
Category: Literature & Fiction
ISBN: 0439419115
Download Aftermath: Unseen 9/11 Photos by a New York City Cop fb2, epub

Aftermath: Unseen 9/11 Photos by a New York City Cop fb2 epub

Author: John Botte
Category: Photography & Video
ISBN: 0060789719
Download Report from Engine Co. 82 (Highbridge Distribution) fb2, epub

Report from Engine Co. 82 (Highbridge Distribution) fb2 epub

Author: Dennis Smith
Category: Regional U.S.
ISBN: 1565116801