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The Resource 102 minutes : the untold story of the fight to survive inside the Twin Towers, Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn

102 minutes : the untold story of the fight to survive inside the Twin Towers, Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn

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102 minutes : the untold story of the fight to survive inside the Twin Towers
Title
102 minutes
Title remainder
the untold story of the fight to survive inside the Twin Towers
Statement of responsibility
Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn
Title variation
One hundred two minutes
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Language
eng
Summary
  • At 8:46 A.M. on September 11, 2001, 14,000 people were inside the twin towers-reading e-mails, making trades, eating croissants at Windows on the World. Over the next 102 minutes, each would become part of a drama for the ages, one witnessed only by the people who lived it-until now
  • Of the millions of words written about this wrenching day, most have been from the outside looking in. New York Times reporters Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn have taken the opposite-and far more revealing-approach. Reported solely from the perspective of the people inside the towers, 102 Minutes is the epic account of ordinary men and women who saved themselves and others. Among them: The construction manager and his colleagues, who pried open doors and freed dozens of people trapped high in the north tower, The police officer who was a few blocks away, filing his retirement papers, but grabbed back his badge and sprinted to the buildings, The window washer stuck in an elevator fifty floors up with five other men, who used a squeegee to escape, The secretaries who led an elderly man down eighty-nine flights, and the young executives who carried a disabled woman from the 68th floor, The fire chief (and marathoner) who was the first rescuer to reach the injured and the trapped on the 78th floor of the south tower, after a grueling dash up the stairs wearing fifty pounds of gear
  • Chance encounters, moments of grace, a shout across an office shaped these minutes, marking the border between fear and solace, staking the boundary between life and death
  • From hundreds of interviews with rescuers and survivors, thousands of pages of oral histories, and countless phone, e-mail, and emergency radio transcripts, Dwyer and Flynn have assembled a gripping narrative that is also investigative reporting of the first rank. They show that even as so many people-uniformed officers and civilians alike-responded with great valor, they did so in a context of inadequate building safety and tragic flaws in New York's emergency preparedness
  • Crossing a bridge of voices to go inside the infernos, seeing cataclysm and heroism one person at a time, Dwyer and Flynn tell the affecting, authoritative saga of the men and women-the 12,000 who escaped and the 2,749 who perished-as they made 102 minutes count as never before
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DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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102 minutes : the untold story of the fight to survive inside the Twin Towers, Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn
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Publication
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Includes index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3
  • "Mom, I'm not calling to chat"
  • 35
  • 4
  • "We have no communication established up there yet"
  • 45
  • 5
  • "Should we be staying here, or should we evacuate?"
  • 63
  • 6
  • 352 People at the World Trade Center
  • "Get away from the door!"
  • 80
  • 7
  • "If the conditions warrant on your floor, you may wish to start an orderly evacuation"
  • 89
  • 8
  • "You can't go this way"
  • 101
  • 9
  • "The doors are locked"
  • xiii
  • 126
  • 10
  • "I've got a second wind"
  • 146
  • 11
  • "I'm staying with my friend"
  • 166
  • 12
  • "Tell the chief what you just told me"
  • 184
  • 1
  • 13
  • "We'll come down in a few minutes"
  • 211
  • 14
  • "You don't understand"
  • 228
  • Lost
  • 262
  • "It's a bomb, let's get out of here"
  • 13
  • 2
  • "It's going to be the top story of the day"
  • 21
Control code
ocm55990408
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780805076820
Lccn
2004055321
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
102 minutes : the untold story of the fight to survive inside the Twin Towers, Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3
  • "Mom, I'm not calling to chat"
  • 35
  • 4
  • "We have no communication established up there yet"
  • 45
  • 5
  • "Should we be staying here, or should we evacuate?"
  • 63
  • 6
  • 352 People at the World Trade Center
  • "Get away from the door!"
  • 80
  • 7
  • "If the conditions warrant on your floor, you may wish to start an orderly evacuation"
  • 89
  • 8
  • "You can't go this way"
  • 101
  • 9
  • "The doors are locked"
  • xiii
  • 126
  • 10
  • "I've got a second wind"
  • 146
  • 11
  • "I'm staying with my friend"
  • 166
  • 12
  • "Tell the chief what you just told me"
  • 184
  • 1
  • 13
  • "We'll come down in a few minutes"
  • 211
  • 14
  • "You don't understand"
  • 228
  • Lost
  • 262
  • "It's a bomb, let's get out of here"
  • 13
  • 2
  • "It's going to be the top story of the day"
  • 21
Control code
ocm55990408
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780805076820
Lccn
2004055321
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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