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Above Hallowed Ground: A Photographic Record of September 11, 2001 Hardcover – August 26, 2002
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Dori DeSpain, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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The book contains previously unpublished photographs taken by members of the New York City Police Department during the attacks on the twin towers and during the excavation of Ground Zero.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.
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.
"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.
For comparison, take a look at Robert Cameron's "Above New York"--then you have a before-, during-,and-after experience.
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!
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Every family should own a copy so we don't forget what our freedom cost others and why we fight for democracy.Published 9 months ago by B. Trustworthy
Item as described and arrived in great time! Thanks!Published 16 months ago by Laura Castrogiovanni
In the immediate aftermath of the 911 attacks of 2001, a group of photographs, taken by members of the press, were run and rerun over the media. Read morePublished 21 months ago by The Reviewer Formerly Known as Kurt Johnson
Very dear to the hearts of every American and even we from other countries are so moved to see these photographs.Published on February 7, 2014 by patti stevens
This book will blow your mind and break your heart. I could not look through this book without traveling back in time to 911. Read morePublished on November 8, 2013 by Susan D. Berlin
I got this for my husband for Christmas and he absolutely loves it!! He is a photographer and the pictures are amazing. Read morePublished on January 14, 2013 by Amber Leonard