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American Ground

1st Edition

Unbuilding the World Trade Center

William Langewiesche
eISBN-13: 9781429954587

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Selected as one of the best books of 2002 by The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Sun-Times

Within days after September 11, 2001, William Langewiesche had secured unique, unrestricted, round-the-clock access to the World Trade Center site. American Ground is a tour of this intense, ephemeral world and those who improvised the recovery effort day by day, and in the process reinvented themselves, discovering unknown strengths and weaknesses. In all of its aspects--emotionalism, impulsiveness, opportunism, territoriality, resourcefulness, and fundamental, cacophonous democracy--Langewiesche reveals the unbuilding to be uniquely American and oddly inspiring, a portrait of resilience and ingenuity in the face of disaster.

Sold By Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBNs 9780865475823, 9780865476752, 1429954582, 0865476756, 9781429954587, 1429954582
Language eng
Number of Pages 224
Edition 1st