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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Saj Publishing; First Edition edition (August 16, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0972103163
  • ISBN-13: 978-0972103169
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 10.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,789,633 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Glenn J. Kashurba, M.D., is a Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who has lived and worked in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, for 14 years.

He is Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at three medical schools: The University of Pittsburgh, Allegheny University of the Health Sciences and MCP Hahnemann University.

Dr. Kashurba advocates nationally for children and their families through the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). He is the Co-Chair of AACAP' s Rural Psychiatry Committee and a member of the Committee on Residential Treatment. Dr. Kashurba also serves on AACAP's Work Group on Consumer Issues, which writes and updates the popular series Facts for Families. These informational summaries are available at no charge to download online at AACAP .org.

During the 9/11 crisis, Dr Kashurba worked as a volunteer with the families of the Flight 93 heroes when they came to visit the crash site in Somerset County, P A.

About the Proceeds

Dr. Kashurba has donated his time to research, write and publish Courage After the Crash. The author's royalties will be donated to 9/11 and children's-related charities.

Additionally, these charities will be able to sell the book on site. Courage After the Crash is published by SAJ Publishing, which will also donate the net publishing proceeds from the book to the same charities.

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.

Courage After The Crash "The definitive chronicle of the aftermath of the United Flight 93" by: Glenn J. Kashurba, M.D.

Preface...

I had the great privilege and honor to lend some small bit of support to a group of incredibly strong and wonderful people, the families of the heroes of Flight 93. As we rode in the first set of buses to the crash site on Monday, September 17, 2001, those amazing people were already expressing their thanks to the citizens of Somerset County. Despite all of their grief, amidst the apprehension of seeing the crash site that claimed the lives of their loved ones, they kept repeating the mantra, "I hope the people here know how much we appreciate what they have done." This book is a thank you to all of the thousands of people, who in ways big and small, helped in the aftermath of the crash.

At the same time, many Somerset County residents expressed to me their profound thanks towards the heroes for giving their lives to prevent an even greater tragedy. As the father of three children attending school less than sixty seconds airtime from the crash site, I understand that feeling. This book is meant to memorialize the courage of the heroes and the strength of their families.

Those of us who visited the crash site with another group of families on Thursday, September 20, 2001, witnessed a courageous incident that inspired the cover of this book. The following description of that event is excerpted from an article that I wrote for the AACAP News and is reprinted with that publication's permission.

On a wet, grey day, a 5-year-old was kneeling in her dress at the crash site. She had suddenly become intensely interested in playing with the gravel. Her mother knelt down next to her. Gently stroking her hair, she asked, "What are you doing?"

"I'm making a heart. Daddy always likes when I make him hearts." Mother silently began to cry again.

She kept on working and furrowed a rather sturdy heart in the gravel. Temporarily satisfied, she stopped and began to look around.

She spied the flowers that were entwined within the long expanse of fluorescent orange mesh fence that separated our viewing area from the September meadows that stretched 200 yards down a slope to the crater and charred trees.

She industriously collected flowers and returned to her creation. The stones were soon overlain with blossoms. She was satisfied.

Later, her nearly-adult brothers knelt in the gravel with her, arms entwined on shoulders, weeping. The legacy of a heroic father.

I thought of many ways to draw incredibly insightful psychiatric conclusions from this work. However, I settled on just being a witness for this article. Sometimes that can be our greatest function.

This book is meant to stand witness to the horror inflicted by evil and the resilience and hope that comes from good.

Flight 93 crashed in a rural area. Yet in less than forty-eight hours an incredible effort created a city to perform a multitude of functions. Several weeks later that city no longer existed. Several months later, as I stood at the temporary memorial, I had a difficult time even recollecting where it all took place. Memories fade very quickly, especially of places that no longer exist. This book is meant to serve as a permanent record of what happened in the aftermath, how it happened, and who was involved.

Many people have noted to me that the Shanksville crash, at times, seemed like a footnote to the national media. Given the higher death tolls and the proximity of the national media to New York City and Washington D.C., this is understandable. But if Flight 93 did not crash here, a far greater tragedy may have occurred. The first battle of the war on terrorism did not take place in Afghanistan, it took place in the skies over Pennsylvania. This book is meant to help people remember that. It is also meant to serve as a historical heirloom of a time that changed Somerset County and America forever.

This book is an oral and pictorial chronicle. The accounts have been edited from nearly two thousand pages of raw transcription. I have attempted to concentrate the most essential information into a form that was sufficiently literary, yet still true to the speaker's oral style. Grammatical correctness was often sacrificed to achieve conversational fidelity. These accounts are memories and may not be entirely factually accurate. To clarify certain historical points or definitions, I have included fact boxes that contain previously verified or published information.

The index of photo credits appears at the end of this book. Professional photographers such as Dave Breen, Mike Fabos of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Somerset Daily American staff, Seven Springs Mountain Resort Public Relations Department, and Moreen E. Ishikawa of the White House Photography staff kindly donated photos. Amateur photographers under less than ideal conditions, shot the majority. Many photos kindly contributed by Rick Lohr, Director of the Somerset County Emergency Management Agency, were digital photos shot with inexpensive cameras. Their purpose was to document what occurred at the crash site. Although some of those photos may not be artistic, they are some of a very limited number of photographic images of a place that no longer exists. Most of the photographs have not been published previously and none have been sold elsewhere.

No one received any payment for their account or photos. Out of respect for the heroes' families, I have opted to avoid graphic descriptions or photos. The term human remains is generally used without elaboration. Geographic locations are in Pennsylvania unless otherwise noted.

I will donate all of my author's royalties to September 11 or children's related charities. SAJ Publishing will also donate all of its net proceeds to similar charities.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 28, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I loved this book! It's the first 9/11 book I've seen that let's the people involved with the aftermath tell the story rather than the author. If you like Studs Terkel, you'll love this book, and if you don't know him you'll like it anyway. The oral chronicle combined with the pictures will produce a variety of emotions. This is the kind of book you'll want to keep, buy for your kids and save forever as an heirloom. It's one of those books where you need to read part of it, put it down, think about what you read and pick it back up again because of the nature of the content. By the nature of the interviews, you feel like you were right there sitting with the people being interviewed. This book has a healing effect as well. You realized others may have had the same feelings you did.
A beautiful tribute to the people who were involved with the aftermath.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 21, 2002
Format: Hardcover
The author has poignantly and beautifully portrayed the feelings and emotions of the people of Somerset County during the aftermath of the crash of Flight 93.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 7, 2002
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You can't read this book without crying, but although you'll cry, the feelings, thoughts and stories shared will make you feel good about being human. A few of the stories recounted will even make you laugh. In addition to the first-hand accounts, the book is packed with interesting informaion and great pictures. It's a book to buy, read and hold onto.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 3, 2002
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I admit that I was sceptical at first, but after reading the preface, I was hooked. I read the book (cover-to-cover) in one sitting, and still I find myself glancing back from time to time. I am amazed how Dr. Kashurba seems to "get out of the way" of the story and allows the subjects of the book to tell their stories. I am a Somerset County, Pennsylvania resident. I will pass this book on to my children as I tell them about the horrible events that occurred 9-11-01.
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