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Until the Fires Stopped Burning: 9/11 and New York City in the Words and Experiences of Survivors and Witnesses

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Charles B. Strozier's college lost sixty-eight alumni in the tragedy of 9/11, and the many courses he has taught on terrorism and related topics since have attracted dozens of survivors and family members. A practicing psychoanalyst in Manhattan, Strozier has also accepted many seared by the disaster into his care. In some ways, the grief he has encountered has felt ...more
Hardcover, 276 pages
Published August 30th 2011 by Columbia University Press
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Daniel
Apr 17, 2016 Daniel rated it liked it
In Until the Fires Stopped Burning, Strozier examines the human perspective of the events of 9/11, exploring the myriad, varied, personal responses of New Yorkers and those watching the events unfold on television. Dividing the population in several zones, Strozier examines how the reactions to the event varied between survivors in Zone 1, witnesses in Zone 2, participants in Zone 3, and onlookers in Zone 4.
Within Zone 1, survivors experienced shock and many believed that what was happening was
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Tina
Jan 19, 2012 Tina rated it it was ok
This book was about 9/11 – more of a psychological study of the impact on people who witnessed it at various levels than a factual account of what happened. I normally dislike touchy-feely books, so after reading the intro and hearing about the ‘zones of sadness’ I almost dropped the book right there. But I forged ahead, and I’m not sure if I’m glad I did or not.

The book was a roller coaster as far as being interesting. The intro – hated it! But the first half of the book dealing with personal r
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Sep 29, 2015 Steve Parcell rated it liked it
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Original take on 9/11. Apocalyptic description of the event with some quite gruesome details and vivid personal accounts.

Then concentrating on the aftermath and how this affected the people of New York. Interesting chapter on people who became pregnant around 9/11 and thus giving us all hope.
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