Books out now in honor of 9/11

4d0e24a41c074ba1c5da7cbc92333445

Ten years after the tragedy of 9/11, a slew of books based on the attacks, the aftermath, and the our slow recovery have been published for the anniversary. From the analytical debunking of some 9/11 myths, to the intimate letters written to the victims, to the collective experience of the survivors — the words are all penned in honor of the fallen victims, in celebration of the human spirit, and in remembrance of everything we have lost and gained since the day that had changed the world.

“Project Rebirth”

Dr. Robin Stern and Courtney E. Martin
Written in conjunction with the documentary “Rebirth,” Project Rebirth continues to explore the lives of survivors in the days following the tragedy. Combining the experience of Stern as a psychoanalyst and the journalistic expertise of Martin, “Project Rebirth” examines the haunting and crippling effect of the aftermath and the eventual journey of healing. The book features eight compelling profiles that reminds us of the human capacity for resilience and recovery and how these individuals managed to muster the courage to carry on living.

“A Decade of Hope”
Dennis Smith, with Deirdre Smith
 “A Decade of Hope” is Smith’s follow-up to his bestseller “Report from Ground Zero.” Unlike its predecessor, it focuses on the families and friends of those who were lost in the event of 9/11, narrated through the experiences of the 25 interviewees featured in the book. The book, filled with a decade of reflections, dreams, and hopes, pays a timely tribute to the victims of the tragedy.

“Beyond the Reach of Ladders”

Elizabeth Goren
Green worked as a therapist to a downtown Manhattan firehouse in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks and “Beyond the Reach of Ladders” is the product of her experience as she tried to help the firefighters. The book chronicles her journey as she tried to understand the men at the firehouse and to learn about their collective grief, loss, and despair upon losing their friends when the towers fell. Goren provides a touching, detailed account of her experience and perspective that will definitely connect with readers and evoke emotions and memories that can never be fully buried.

“Divided We Stand”

Eric Darton
As a cultural critic and urban theorist, Darton examines the value and importance of the World Trade Center and what the twin towers had represented before and after the 9/11 devastation. The 2011 edition includes a new introduction and afterword by the author as he attempts to chronicle many fragments of his personal observations in the years after the event. “Divided We Stand” provides a truly inspiring social history of the towers and how they  stood for modernity, and global commerce.

“Debunking 9/11 Myths”
Edited by: David Dunbar and Brad Reagan
In the years after 9/11, many fanciful theories of the actual occurrence of the attacks have surfaced, with some pointing to the idea that it was the U.S. government that had sanctioned the attack and caused the widespread destruction across America. “Debunking 9/11 Myths” came about with a strong intent to refute these wild ideas, starting with an in-dept investigation by Popular Mechanics magazine. The 2011 revised edition has included five new myths that have emerged in recent years and the structured, analytical inspection that ultimately discredit and disprove these hypotheses.  

“The Legacy Letters”

Brian Curtis
From the non-profit organization “Tuesday’s Children,” comes a collection of letters that are simply poignant and deeply personal. These letters are written by family members of those killed on 9/11, as they shared their lives and experiences since that tragic day when their loved ones were taken away from them. A decade has passed but the love, longing and memories swathed within these words are still as strong as they can be, and these letter-writers have shown us how they have not just “moved on, but moved forward” as well.

“Reluctant Hero”
Michael Benfante and Dave Hollander
As the tower burned and the people were trying to make their escape via the stairwell, Michael Benfante unknowingly became a hero when he carried a wheelchair-bound woman from the 68th floor to the ambulance. His heroic act became a household story but this time, in “Reluctant Hero,” Benfante is telling his own narrative, and it is one that is intimate, conflicted and astonishingly honest. Join Benfante, as he retells his own experience in the World Trade Center, and how he has been searching for meaning and answers in the post 9/11 world, much like the rest of humanity.

“A Place of Remembrance”
Allison Blais and Lynn Rasic
 The official book of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, “A Place of Remembrance” honors the victims of the attacks and presents an emotional story of the whole event, supported with startling images and commentaries. It provides a detailed anecdote from its construction to its destruction, and the eventual erection of the memorial itself. Containing all the names of the victims on that day, the book serves as a companion guide to the memorial, which will open at the site of the towers on Sept. 11, 2011.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Mayor pledges lower greenhouse gas emissions from New…

Just hours before the start of the People’s Climate March on Sunday, and two days ahead of the United Nations Climate Summit, Mayor Bill de…

National

The best places to see the Northern Lights…

A large solar storm hit the Earth's atmosphere and will tonight illuminate the skies with aurora borealis -- also known as the Northern Lights.

Local

Police officer killed Sunday morning Bronx crash, 8…

One NYPD police officer was killed and eight other officers were injured early Sunday morning when the van they were traveling in crashed  in the…

National

Pennsylvania police shooter manhunt near home of suspect's…

A police manhunt intensified on Friday for the gunman who killed an officer and wounded another in an ambush at a Pennsylvania police barracks a week ago.

Television

'How to Get Away with' mischaracterizing Shondra Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes read Alessandra Stanley's New York Times piece about her being "an angry black woman" and "a romance writer" and it did not sit well with her.

Gossip

New nude celebrity selfies leak … and Clay…

A new batch of nude selfies of Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Hudgens, Lake Bell and Avril Lavigne hit the web and Clay Aiken has something to say!

Television

James Spader's route to villainy on "The Blacklist"

In honor of the second season premiere of "The Blacklist" tonight, where James Spader plays good guy/bad guy Raymond “Red” Reddington, it’s a good time to look back at Spader’s…

Television

True Detective

NFL

Jay Cutler takes Marc Trestman's coaching to heart

While Jay Cutler turned to an autobiography on the man who would be his head coach, Trestman had personal experience with the player.

NFL

Jets vs. Bears: 3 things to watch

Jets fans likely chalked up Monday's matchup with the Bears as a loss when the NFL schedule came out. But given their team's play so…

NFL

Rashad Jennings carries Giants in first win this…

Rashad Jennings, who came to New York from Oakland last year, by way of Jacksonville, was highly coveted this offseason by general manager Jerry Reese.

NFL

3 things we learned as Giants pick up…

The Giants picked up their first win of the season over the Texans.

Career

Here's how to make the most of visit…

You’re primped, you’re looking polished, you’re prepared with a stack of resumes. Job fair hunters, unite! There are a few things to keep in mind…

Education

Learn how to study effectively and stop cramming…

Picture this: It’s midterm week, and college students everywhere are trying to frantically memorize all of the math formulas, political theories and historical facts that…

Parenting

How motherhood inspired Bethenny Frankel's new book

Bethenny Frankel's new children's book is about how her daughter and dog didn't always get alone.

Parenting

A sneaky way to serve kids fruits and…

"My First Juices and Smoothies" gives smoothie recipes for kids.