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Heroes: 50 Stories Of The American Spirit

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The world stopped for America on September 11, 2001, the day of the worst terrorist attack ever on U.S. soil. It was also the day America showed its true colors. Firefighters, police officers, paramedics, and EMTs sped to the scene. Concerned more about others' safety than their own, they raced into the very buildings workers were fleeing from. Hundreds gave their lives so ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published March 5th 2002 by Running Press
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Jennifer Wardrip
What a wonderful book! I actually finished this in one sitting, because I didn't want to stop reading once I had started.

What's great about HEROES is that it profiles all sorts of people who were impacted by 9/11, not just those who were at the World Trade Center. There are also interviews with those who were at the Pentagon, and with the surviving family members of those who perished on United Flight 93.

Overall, the tone of the book is hopeful and uplifting, and proves that anyone can be a hero
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Kim Bennett
good book. lots of heroes that day, people that knew they could die by helping choosing to help anyway.
John D'Andre
I was riveted by the accounts of that fateful day, September 11, 2001. On 9/11 I take this book off the shelf and read at least one of the wonderfully written essays. Some make me sad. Some make me laugh. The human spirit comes through, the American spirit comes through in this wonderfully--sensitively written book.
Lauri
Amazing book. I think I cried during each chapter. It's incredible what sacrifice people made on 9/11. Also, it brings home how decimated the FDNY was after the attack. However, this book makes it clear that many people were heros that day.
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