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The 9/11 Report for Every American
On December 5, 2005, the 9/11 Commission issued its final report card on the governments fulfillment of the recommendations issued in July 2004: one A, twelve Bs, nine Cs, twelve Ds, three Fs, and four incompletes. Here is stunning evidence that Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón, with more than sixty years of experience in the comic-book industry between them, were right: far, far too few Americans have read, grasped, and demanded action on the Commission's investigation into the events of that tragic day and the lessons America must learn.
Using every skill and storytelling method Jacobson and Colón have learned over the decades, they have produced the most accessible version of the 9/11 Report. Jacobsons text frequently follows word for word the original report, faithfully captures its investigative thoroughness, and covers its entire scope, even including the Commission's final report card. Colón's stunning artwork powerfully conveys the facts, insights, and urgency of the original. Published on the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States, an event that has left no aspect of American foreign or domestic policy untouched, The 9/11 Report puts at every American's fingertips the most defining event of the century.
Excerpts from The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation
Timeline of Terror
American Airline Flight 11 (AA 11)
|United Airline Flight 175 (UA 11) |
Boston to Los Angeles
8:42: Last routine radio communication
8:42-8:46: Likely takeover
8:47: Transponder code changes
8:52: Flight attendant notifies UA of hijacking
8:54: UA attempts to contact the cockpit
8:55: New York Center suspects hijacking
9:03:11: Flight 175 crashes into 2 WTC (South Tower)
9:15: New York Center advises NEADS that UA 175 was the second aircraft crashed into WTC
9:20: UA Headquarters aware that Flight 175 had crashed into WTC
American Airline Flight 7 (AA 77)
|United Airline Flight 93 (UA 93) |
Newark to San Francisco
9:24: Flight 93 receives warning from UA about possible cockpit intrusion
9:27: Last routine radio communication
9:28: Likely takeover
9:34: Herndon Command Center advises FAA headquarters that UA 93 is hijacked
9:36: Flight attendant notifies UA of hijacking; UA attempts to contact the cockpit
9:41: Transponder is turned off
9:57: Passenger revolt begins
10:03:11: Flight 93 crashes in field in Shanksville, PA
10:07: Cleveland Center advises NEADS of UA 93 hijacking
10:15: UA headquarters aware that Flight 93 has crashed in PA; Washington Center advises NEADS that Flight 93 has crashed in PA
Adult/High School–At only 15 percent the size of The 9/11 Report: The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States (St. Martin's, 2004) and more than four times the price, is this adaptation worth purchasing? The answer is an unequivocal yes. Jacobson and Colón intend this adaptation to bring to the commission's report readers who would not or could not digest its nearly 800 pages, and they have the blessing, acknowledged in this book's foreword, of the commission's chair and vice-chair to do so. Neither lurid nor simplistic, it presents the essence of the commission's work in a manner that, especially in the opening section, is able to surpass aspects of any text-only publication: the four stories of the doomed flights are given on the same foldout pages so that readers can truly grasp the significance of how simultaneous events can and did overwhelm our national information and defense systems. The analysis that follows in the subsequent 11 chapters cuts cleanly to the kernels of important history, politics, economics, and procedural issues that both created and exacerbated the effects of the day's events. Colón's full-color artwork provides personality for the named players–U.S. presidents and Al-Qaeda operatives alike–as well as the airline passengers, office workers, fire fighters, and bureaucrats essential to the report. This graphic novel has the power and accessibility to become a high school text; in the meantime, no library should be without it.–Francisca Goldsmith, Berkeley Public Library, CA
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I have bought several copies of this book to give to friends with children. One person used this to explain to his children about 9/11 because he was in tower 1 when it was... Read morePublished 6 months ago by kimberly jaroszewski
excellent overview of the tragic event in graphic novel form.Published 7 months ago by Tiborious Maximus
great book. shows you what the dead & alive victims went through on that day.Published 10 months ago by Thomas H. Small
A great read. Goes into detail about the world events that led to 9/11. Good for a quick sit down.Published 20 months ago by Wenzel
Let them do their own research instead of filling their heads with corporate lies.
Follow the money and wake up.
Love graphic novels, and when I saw that the 9/11 Commissions report had been adapted to a graphic form, I had to have it. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Jay Kenney
An incredibly smart idea! I wish they would use this in high schools to teach the 911 story!!! Great drawings and a true representation of facts. Nice!Published on July 1, 2013 by BAS
This is a very interesting little book and it contains an extreme amount of information for its size. Highly recommended from the 911 historical perspective.Published on June 21, 2013 by LARRY