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One Nation: America Remembers September 11, 2001 Hardcover – December 6, 2001

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; 1 edition (December 6, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316525405
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316525404
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 0.8 x 11.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #600,134 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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New York mayor Guiliani introduces the book the editors of Life magazine have assembled as a tribute to the fallen and the survivors. Their book offers an array of very moving photographs, particularly a sequence taken by an evacuee on his long way down and out of one of the towers. The text relates the personal and poignant stories of survivors, family members of those who were lost, and rescue workers. Brad Hooper
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"...the Life book stands out as the best of the bunch--which is no surprise..." -- The Chicago Tribune

"One Nation: America Remembers September 11, 2001, by the editors of Life magazine, is the most comprehensive." -- USA Today, 11/15/2001

Customer Reviews

I would say definitely pick up a copy of this book.
Jennifer Schlitt
This book deals beautifully with what was a very painful and tragic day for all of us... and it is a must-have for ALL Americans, for ALL time!
It was a great book with a price-less timeline of the events of September 11, 2001.
Karen Miller

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118 of 121 people found the following review helpful By Craig Parker on December 2, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I have read a few reviews and comments from other places as to why these types of books popped up after the tragedy. Some call it abusing the publishing arena to make bank account rather than the account. First we need a record of this account whether the material is for profit, since we all will profit from this for many reasons and lessons. Our history has been altered, can you imagine if people forgot about Pearl Harbor. I was at Pearl Harbor December 7th 1941, and I was in Manhattan September 11th 2001. The same shock and memories crossed me in the instant. The same pain befell me. Amongst the damage incurred and all the planes in the air, there were some Japanese planes that crashed that day, the memories are easy to bear now. I believe our pain will soon subside, then, when we look at the pictures in this book and the written account, we will be able to decide our direction. I have the original Life Magazines for the entire year of 1942, and many through 1946. When I looked at them when the war was finished, my contentment could not be surpassed. When I look at them now, I feel we can do it again, even better. We need it to remember for many reasons.
This Book is the best account I have seen to date and would suggest buying it for your Grand children. Show them when they are old enough to understand. They will be able to decide whats best for America.
I want to recommend a very good book that is everything about the events come to us, and gives us some fine direction. SB 1 or God by Karl Maddox
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106 of 112 people found the following review helpful By Sandra D. Peters on November 15, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Life Magazine, for as long as it has been in existence, has been known for its vivid portrayal in words and photographs of life's events, both joyous and tragic. This book is no exception. How could anyone read about the devastating events of September 11, 2001 and not be moved. Throughout "One Nation" the reader will recapture the events as they unfolded, meet both survivors and courageous rescuers, and still be left with that plaguing question, "in this century, in a time of peace and prosperity, how could this horrific event possibly have happened?"
One need not be an American to appreciate this book, for the tragic events pictured here could happen anywhere. Where, is only a matter of geography. It is not appropriate to say it is an enjoyable book to read, for it is not. The events revealed here defy description and are so horrific they will stay with you forever. However, the book is a compelling one to read. For those who do not live near New York, it puts the reader in touch with the reality of the events. Life Magazine has produced a moving and impressive account, both in words and photographs, of what will become an unforgettable time in history. "One Nation" shows through the eyes of endless rescue workers, from all walks of life, that the world with all its tragedy, unpredictability and despair is also still a world filled with tremendous compassion and love for one's fellow man.
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64 of 66 people found the following review helpful By H. Harvey on November 17, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This book will be the definitive collection of first-rate photographs and images of September 11th and its aftermath. "One Nation" is a must have regardless of whether you've been collecting other magazine or newspaper images of September 11th. It's hardbound with thick stock paper, pretty close in design to a coffee-table book. The hundreds of stunning photographs, coupled with the detailed narrative, make it an ideal collector's book and a thoughtful gift. It's sure to be a hand-me-down to children and grandchildren as well.
This breathtaking book of pictures is divided into numerous sections, more or less organized by chronology. Let me describe a few highlights, since there are too many images to describe in this short space. One of the first sections, tells (and shows in pictures) the story of how the World Trade Center was designed and built. That section has quotes from the architect and pictures from the Towers' development process. The next major section is devoted exclusively to a minute-by-minute description of the Events of September 11th (what some of us here simply call "ES11"). This section has dozens upon dozens of pages of pictures and text -- all from September 11th. You can't help but be moved by some familiar images from television as well as an array of touching photos that have never been released in this format. The narrative to this incredibly detailed section also includes detailed maps, timelines of key events, and profiles of survivors, those who passed away, and individual heroes. The pictures are powerful, almost all in vivid color, and show the moments of September 11th unfolding in real time.
The middle chapters include an essay about the history of New York and the City's importance in our natural and global culture.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Krista-Lea on June 11, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I was in search of a book memoralizing September 11. I wanted mainly pictures, with slight descriptions. I wanted to open the cover to see the two tall towers beaming in their prime with pride. And being a New Yorker, I wanted to see the whole truth. People are mortified by the images of people jumpimg from the towers. This is realism. This is what we all went through. I didnt want anything sugar coated for me, or better yet for my childrens children that look upon this tragedy in years to come. These are the unfathomable images that sparked rage and fury against anyone who terrorizes our country. This is what made us truly unite. This book had it all. I will save it until the end of time and pass it along to generations to come to see what I/we lived through and how I am so proud, not only to be an American, but a New Yorker!
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