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Portraits: 9/11/01: The Collected "Portraits of Grief" from The New York Times

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A new edition that now includes the complete New York Times profiles of those who died at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001

Few aspects of The New York Times’s coverage of September 11 and of all that has followed have attracted as much comment as “Portraits of Grief.” The series profiled the lives lost in the attacks on the World Trade Center and was a story in
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Hardcover, 696 pages
Published August 1st 2003 by Times Books (first published 2002)
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Catherine Wang
After over 12 years of the attack, reading these short version of life stories still touched me so deeply. The stories lets me realize that how lucky and at the same time how unfortunate these people were; inspires me to enjoy my life to its most, pursue my dream ASAP, be kind to people around you before you are not able to, and spend some money rather than save more for future (I has been a good money keeper).
Have more of "I can do it!" Attitude rather than "how about if I fail".
RIP TO ALL TH
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Randie
An incredibly touching collection of portraits of those who were lost on September 11th, 2001. I have been reading a dozen or more a day since September 11th of this year (2011). I have read about 200 of the 1,910 portraits in this collection and nearly every one has brought me to tears. The portraits began as a section in the New York Times paper and then they pieced those together into this remarkable collection.
Joan
So heart wrenching but also touching....when I first started reading this book I could only get about 2 pages done before I had to stop because I was crying so hard couldn't see the pages anymore.It is a must for anyone who is a history buff or interested in learning more about the innocents who were murdered on 9/11.
Brenna Darazs
Dec 30, 2011 Brenna Darazs rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone
Shelves: 9-11, biography
This book is a beautiful compilation of the lives of the thousands of people murdered on September 11, 2001. These first appeared in the NYT, so some photos are newspaper-grade. The bios are short but strive to be as detailed as possible, snippets that put a face on the many victims of the horrific attacks.
Gabriella Patanè
Heartbreaking. Just that.
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