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Above Hallowed Ground

4.51  ·  Rating Details ·  43 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
On the morning of September 11th, a new kind of horror shook the world. Terrorists crashed two passenger airliners into the World Trade Center in the worst attack on U.S. soil in the nation's history. But at the same time a new generation of heroes rose up to fight it. This book chronicles not only the devastation of that day, but also the valor and heroism of those who sa ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published August 26th 2002 by Avery
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Beautiful, dramatic and harrowing photographs taken on 9/11 by NYPD photographers ie close ups from the helicopter, and trapped by the dust cloud. From the air you really do get a sense of the scale of the disaster as it is unfolding. It is tragic to see a vibrant city standing on that beautiful day with the surreal dust cloud snaking through it, knowing what the cloud contains. There are also photos of the night rescue, rescue dogs, rescues from the rubble and the damage to nearby buildings.
Jul 31, 2013 Kyleen rated it really liked it
Wow. These are photographs taken by the NYPD, and most I had not seen before. The perspectives of these are amazing, and I honestly never could quite take in the entirety of the decimation before seeing these.

The clunky text bothered me, as did the repeated use of male pronouns to describe the rescue workers. Sometimes sentences are in all caps, sometimes they are not, and for no reason. I know this may sound nitpicky, since the work is all about the photographs, but I almost wish there was no t
Sep 18, 2012 Jessica rated it it was amazing
The clear, dusty photographs are that special kind of beautiful - the haunting, horrifying kind. There is little else to say... except that if, like me, the gorgeous azure sky of that day has stuck with you for 11 years - this book's photos clearly show the delineation between the blue heaven and the gray despair and clear hope below.
(your) God. Damn. Horrifying and poignant and beautiful and so, so dusty. Unfathomable devastation. Unspeakable loss. No wonder it took me ten years to open this book. Politics aside, these photos have an important place in our history and our collective memory.
Jul 08, 2016 Kelly rated it it was amazing
Moving pictorial tribute of 9/11.
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