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LIFE One Nation: America Remembers September 11, 2001

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During our nation's most trying times, it has been LIFE that has provided the images that help us understand, remember, and in the process, renew. Now the editors of LIFE have assembled a moving, brilliantly illustrated account of tragedy and triumph. This is about firemen going in amidst the rubble, but it is also about a Frenchman in Paris holding up a sign that says, "W ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published December 6th 2001 by Little, Brown and Company (first published October 22nd 1951)
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Sep 12, 2011 Kimberly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
I have the book LIFE One Nation: America Remembers September 11, 2001 that was published 10 years ago, and I was so moved and touched by the section "Faces of Ground Zero" that I just had to get this edition where they caught up with some of the same people 10 years later.

After reading this edition with "Faces of Ground Zero 2011" I was happy to see some of those faces with less shock, pain and sadness in their eyes. Though these people are still sad over the loss they experienced it's good to
Sep 11, 2011 Kimberly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
I bought this book when it came out in 2001 and though I looked at the pictures at the time I never read the words. Now 10 years later to the day and I decided to read the book cover to cover. While reading it I couldn't help but notice the first edition of this book (the one I have) lists the dead at at least 5,000. It reminds me that even three months after the attack the true number of those lost was still not known for sure.

This book is a moving tribute and reminder to the events of 9/11. Ev
Jun 08, 2013 Elijah rated it really liked it
One Nation by LIFE Magazine is a book about the events of 9/11, 2001. It tells the stories of many different people through pictures and words. It is very interesting, because it shows how little people actually knew about the attacks when this book was published in 2001. One of the facts stated was that about 5000 people died in the attacks. Later information put the estimates around 2700. The book not only tells about the attacks in New York, but also of the ones in Pennsylvania and Washington ...more
May 31, 2012 Rose added it
Shelves: history, print, 2012
Mayor Giuliani: "Less than two hours later, both 110-story Twin Towers collapsed, killing some 5,000 innocent men, women, and children."

We now know that approx 2600 people died at the WTC, not counting those on the impact planes.

Of those:

~ 100-200 people fell or jumped before the collapses

~ 300 people died on the ground from being struck by debris or falling bodies before the collapses

Probably several hundred died prior to the collapse from the plane impacts, fire, or smoke inhalation, although
Aug 24, 2011 Jessica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I do also own the original edition of this book, but for some reason, never added it to my Goodreads.

Ten years have done little to diminish the devastation of that clear fall day. I was in college and mistook the news for a movie trailer. This book is beautifully done; it does not shy away from the sadness and horror of September 11 but does not glorify it either. Hope winds its way through the text and pictures also.

My only quibble is with the very end of the book. I thought President Obama's
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Sep 11, 2012 Nathan Stelzner rated it really liked it
The book “One Nation Remembers September 11, 2001” by Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani is great book about what happened to many people in New York City on September 11, 2001. It is very sad to read about all the stories of what people went through on that day. The pictures tell a whole other story. When I saw a picture of firefighters running into the building and knowing what could happen. I couldn’t help but think of how hard that had to be. I would recommend this book to high school student. It mak ...more
I LOVED this book - it is exactly what I wanted to have available in my classroom while teaching a unit centering on 9/11. The pictures are painful but stunning reminders of the attacks and show the full experience of those around ground zero. Honestly, I bought this book because I knew the images would be what I needed but the essays ended up being what really made me fall in love with it. I have sticky note flags all over the pages of images, quotes, and essays that I want to share with my stu ...more
This book features short narratives, allowing the book to be dominated by stunning photographs which show the World Trade Center as it was built, and then the poignant photos relating to the terrorist attack. It was a lovely presentation and reminds you exactly what was lost that day. I liked meeting the rescue dogs who are forgotten heroes in these disasters. The photo of poor Father Judge being carried from the building always gets to me when I see it.The book contains map of NYC and the route ...more
David Ward
One Nation: America Remembers September 11, 2001 by Life Magazine (Little, Brown & Co. 2001) (973.931). This is a commemorative collection of photos documenting the most deadly terrorist attack ever perpetrated on U.S. soil and the heroic response of the people of the city of New York. This celebrates the triumph of the human spirit. I found this pristine hardback copy in the free bin at the local used book store. My rating: 7/10, finished 4/30/15.
Jul 08, 2014 Julie rated it liked it
As hard as it is to read about about this subject, this book did a great job in providing facts about the tragedy in a way that was respectful. The way the book was laid out and how the information was delivered made it actually somewhat "pleasant" to read. This is important history, and I feel that it was presented in the best way possible given the subject matter.
Nov 02, 2009 Sandy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: informational
This is such a sad book about the Sept. 11, 2001 bombings. The photos are amazing; it's hard to imagine someone had the presence of mind to take photos while the chaos was happening around them. This book is truly one that everyone should read.
Cindy Davis
Jun 27, 2008 Cindy Davis rated it it was amazing
This book was healing in a way for me. As everyone did, I took Sept.11th really hard, but especially because I had visited the World Trade Center, and got to tour it and go to the roof while I was in NYC. It celebrates our resiliency as a country. A great memoir.
Oct 25, 2014 Joe rated it really liked it
This book while hard at times to read is an exceptional book. The book published by LIFE is a great book to read and to read about the history of not only the events that led up to 9/11 but also the attacks itself.
A fabulous addition to the literature about 9/11, this book goes a step beyond and updates the reader on the lives of the survivors that were first mentioned 10 years ago.
Jul 08, 2016 Kelly rated it it was amazing
This pictorial of the events of 9/11 is very well put together. There is a good mix of commentary and pictures.
Dec 24, 2007 Paul rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: picture lovers, rememberance
Outstanding photos...some not seen before. Something you want to keep around for children, grandchildren and other people who should not forget this event.
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Nov 17, 2013 Linda Appelbaum rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good book about one of our saddest days. Still stunning and horrific, after all these years.
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