By Wilborn R. Hampton

ISBN-10: 0763656372

ISBN-13: 9780763656379

A blind guy and his puppy suffering to flee from the burning North Tower, a firm of firefighters risking their lives, a standard citizen became rescue employee — everyone continued a private nightmare, and every contains a separate reminiscence. via interviews and bills of survivors, heroes, and terrorists, in addition to his personal tale, professional reporter Wilborn Hampton creates an intimate portrait of lifestyles and loss, and provides a deeper knowing of that tragic day.

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But Salty did not seem to know which way to go. Omar himself had become disoriented and was not sure of the way to the elevators. Just then, someone touched his elbow. Donna Enright had hired Omar for his job at the Port Authority, and was now his supervisor. Omar was the first person she thought of after the attack. Donna’s office was on the southeast corner of the 71st floor of the North Tower. Omar’s was on the northwest. Donna knew the elevators were not working, and she had delayed leaving to come all the way around the building to make sure Omar and Salty could reach the stairs.

It is generally assumed it simply confirmed that their terrorist mission, a plan they had spent years preparing, was on. After watching the huge skyscraper swallow up the plane, Jim Kenworthy instinctively started running toward the building where his wife worked. After one block, he thought of Beth and Billie. He turned and ran in the other direction, toward Beth’s school. Jim had run two blocks back north when it occurred to him that Ginger might be lying wounded, unconscious even, somewhere in the World Trade Center.

He had been shy as a child, an introvert who rarely played with the other boys. His ambitious and strict father, also named Mohamed, used to complain to his mother that she was spoiling him. He would tell her that she was raising three girls, that he had three daughters. His father used to tell him that he had to stop being a mama’s boy. But young Mohamed was as devoted to his mother as she was to him and continued to sit on her lap until he went to college. Atta was a bright student, and his father kept urging him to study harder.

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