Qty:1
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Save: $11.26 (32%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 7 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Above Hallowed Ground: A ... has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Good
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Above Hallowed Ground: A Photographic Record of September 11, 2001 Hardcover – August 26, 2002

24 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$23.74
$2.54 $0.01
Paperback
"Please retry"

The Bill of Rights Primer: A Citizen's Guidebook to the American Bill of Rights by Akhil Reed Amar
The Bill of Rights Primer: A Citizen's Guidebook to the American Bill of Rights by Akhil Reed Amar
This uncluttered and well-organized text is perfect for those who want to study up on the Bill of Rights. Learn more | See related books
$23.74 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 7 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Above Hallowed Ground: A Photographic Record of September 11, 2001 + New York September 11 + A Place of Remembrance: Official Book of the National September 11 Memorial
Price for all three: $60.92

Some of these items ship sooner than the others.

Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Adult/High School-One of the better photographic remembrances of the World Trade Center disaster. None of these color photos have heretofore been published and many depict scenes or were taken from positions that were off-limits to commercial or amateur photographers. Particularly breathtaking are those taken by Dave Fitzpatrick, an off-duty detective who rushed to board a police helicopter that morning and spent the remainder of the day taking thousands of photographs "that became the only aerial views of the devastation and early rescue efforts." The photos are chronologically arranged, beginning minutes after the first plane hit the North Tower, continuing through the succeeding days of search-and-rescue operations, and culminating with the cleanup. Many are full page and there are at least a dozen spreads. As a "photographic record," this coffee-table-sized book documents a historic event, confirming, for example, why no rooftop rescues were possible and the extent of the damage to the entire area now known as Ground Zero. It also stands as a tribute to the public-safety employees, construction workers, and volunteers who worked side by side throughout a horrific ordeal. The book is dedicated to the 23 members of the NYPD who were lost that day and to their families.
Dori DeSpain, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Studio; First Edition edition (August 26, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670031712
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670031719
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 0.8 x 12.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #236,771 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Susan D. Kelly on September 12, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Absolutely breathtaking and even though the events have been well-recorded and replayed ad nauseum, you will gain a new, harrowing, touching, moving perspective on the events at Ground Zero over the past year.
The book contains previously unpublished photographs taken by members of the New York City Police Department during the attacks on the twin towers and during the excavation of Ground Zero. Many photographs in the beginning of the book were taken from the air in NYPD helicopters assigned to circle over the city from the air in search of additional rogue airplanes, providing images from angles yet etched into memory. Imagine viewing the smoke and fire billowing from the towers against a clear, cerulean blue, cloudless sky.
Words do not do this book justice. The pictures are absolutely moving and of superior technical quality. Captions are succinct yet factual so even those not familiar with the city can get their bearings by well-known landmarks. I plan to add this book to my collection of journalistic records of life as a baby-boomer to be passed down throughout the generations as a transcript of the various historical events that have changed and continue to change the world in which we live.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A. Bell on February 24, 2003
Format: Hardcover
If you live or used to live somewhere in the New York area, you might have a grim desire for a book that shows exactly how the WTC attacks affected specific shops, buildings, blocks, etc. that you knew and loved, not just how terrible the effects were in general.
The NYPD book shows how the attacks affected the little sailboats in the marinas near the WTC, what the attacks did to the daycare center, what the "bad side" of the Winter Garden looked like, etc.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By samofborg on January 13, 2005
Format: Hardcover
The photos are the best on the area. The one that scared me was the one where Dave takes a picture of himself in the glass and then a few seconds later a beam falls where he was just standing. The photos of the jet pieces all over the ground and the thick dust that was everywhere makes it all real and all the more haunting and terrible. But we must have these in front of us, because what happens, we forget. Let's not forget. Those people don't deserve that.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Loyd E. Eskildson HALL OF FAME on September 4, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Many of the photos in this book were taken from police helicopters; the rest were obtained on-scene during and shortly after the 9/11 tragedy. Photos of the moment the second airplane hit, airplane parts on the ground, thousands walking home across bridges that day, rescue medical personnel ready to attend to the last rescued person from the wreckage, the WTC day-care center, nearby office building interiors and exteriors, etc. all bring 9/11 back to life.

"Above Hallowed Ground" also shows crews at the Fresh Kills Island landfill searching through the debris for body parts and personal memorabilia, search dogs, memorial services, volunteers, and the evening light memorial simulating the collapsed WTC towers.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By C. T. Kalm on June 9, 2005
Format: Hardcover
The title explains quite obviously the content of this book. Not just above NY, but below it and within it also...the photos are unmatched for the historical record because of the access that the NYPD photographers had.

For comparison, take a look at Robert Cameron's "Above New York"--then you have a before-, during-,and-after experience.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kristi Branstetter on December 29, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This is a must-have book for people who are interested in pictures from 9/11/2001. The images are none like you have ever seen before. The NYPD took the pictures appearing in the book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Aeolus on January 18, 2007
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Excellent collection of finely done photographs documenting a day I hate to remember but must. Looking at the photos in this book is kind of like studying the dagger that seriously injured you under a microscope - the perspective is unique, and unequaled in detail and quality. These photos not only document the death of two beloved landmarks, but they convey the totality of the horror, as it encroached on the NYC environment of which they were the pinnacle - Lower Manhattan.

An added incentive is that buying the book certainly must help the NYPD and other heroes of that day, God bless and keep them all!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Martina Carpenter on July 21, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Time has washed away many of the emotions we all felt on 9/11. This book brings much of that back and well it should. Americans seem to have a short attention span, perhaps because we don't have the movies that portrayed the enemies of this country and the brave men who were fighting against them. We were all patriotic during World War II and hopefully this book will bring some people back to the reality of what happened that terrible day in 2001.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Above Hallowed Ground: A Photographic Record of September 11, 2001
This item: Above Hallowed Ground: A Photographic Record of September 11, 2001
Price: $23.74
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: best photos of 20th century