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Covering Catastrophe Hardcover – November 17, 2003
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About the Author
Mitchell Stephens is a historian and journalist who has been researching the history of atheism for a decade. He is the author of "Imagine There's No Heaven". A professor of Media Studies at New York University, he has written for "The New York Times Magazine", "The Washington Post", "Chronicle of Higher Education", "The Philadelphia Inquirer", "Newsday", "Chicago Tribune", and "Los Angeles Times", and has appeared on NPR. Stephens is also a member of the working group on Secularism of the Center for Religion and Media at New York University and is on faculty at the Beyond Belief program at the Center for Inquiry at the University of Buffalo. He lives in New York City.
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Top Customer Reviews
The terrorist ttack on September 11th, was the worst thing tht has ever happend in my lifetime, and I was personally traumatized as events unfolded before me on the television set. I lost friends that day, and a city that I called home at one time was changed forever. This book made me cry at times as it reminded me of the details of that horrible day. I never want to forget what happend, which is why I purchased this book. I will use this book to help explain to my children what I, and everyone else in America went through on 9/11. This book spoke to me on a very personal and human level, and for that I am happy to add it to my collection. I read also, that all royalties will be give to the Citigroup Scholarship Fund and Societ of Broadcast Engineers Fund. I am glad to see that the money for this book is more of an extension of the humanity I witnessed on that day. I cant recommend this book enough.
The book is presented in chronological order, beginning with a bright cloudless morning in New York, and ending almost 24 hours later. Some of the well known principals, such as Brokaw, Rather and Jennings will probably write more detailed memoirs of the event, but this book highlights how the "average guys" responded as well. The book is well paced and will not only take you back to 9/11, but will give you a glimpse of what it was like on the other side of the TV screen.
As for how it reads, it is a FAST read. But for me, I can only read a little at a time. It is a powerful book.
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Heart-wrenching! I relived those days with each reporter's reflections. Never forget the horrid of that day. God help us! It could happen again.Published 20 months ago by Sondra S. Dilorenzo
Important history should be well documented. This is great documentation of an extreme moment in U. S. history. it also is easy to read.Published on January 8, 2013 by sonia
After years of not being "ready" to read this book, I just finished it today. This is the only 9.11.2001 book I've read. Well worth reading. Read morePublished on February 15, 2009 by Paul D. Harvill
As a veteran journalist, newspaper editor, workshop leader and adjunct college professor, I have found this to be a great resource in looking at how media professionals responded... Read morePublished on October 17, 2008 by JBH
Reading this book brought back emotions from the time around 9-11. But it was an important read for me to see how various people responded and what was said/done. Read morePublished on December 14, 2005 by Lilou
This chronicle of those who chronicled the minute by minute horror of September 11, 2001 gives the reader a contemporaneous view of the day and, in their own words, of how... Read morePublished on September 13, 2002 by TundraBee
This chronicle of those who chronicled the minute by minute horror of September 11. 2001 gives the reader a contemporaneous view of the day and, in their own words, of how... Read morePublished on September 12, 2002 by TundraBee
You won't find any major revelations in this book, and much of what is in here is covered in other sources (many several times over), but that still doesn't deter from the fact... Read morePublished on August 31, 2002 by D. B. Killings