Staff Picks: Books

Staff-recommended reading from the KPL catalog.

American Ground: Unbuilding the World Trade Center

By William Langewiesche 

This book answers some of the questions you may have wondered about after 9/11: Why did so many more firemen die than policemen? How, exactly, did the towers collapse? Why did the subways have to close? Why was excavating the site so dangerous? The way New York City responded to this extreme emergency, who stepped up to assume positions of authority, and what they faced as they did it, is half the interest of this book. It is also a fascinating casebook in leadership.  Langewiesche, a respected New York journalist, was on the spot and takes you there with him.

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American Ground: Unbuilding the World Trade Center
0865475822
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