- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Word Association Publishers; 1st edition (November 11, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1595717390
- ISBN-13: 978-1595717399
- Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,021,808 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In the Shadow of a Badge: A Memoir About Flight 93, a Field of Angels and My Spiritual Homecoming Paperback – November 11, 2011
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She shares her experience as a first responder to the hijacked airliner that crashed in Shankville, PA on September 11, 2001. An unimaginable and horrific event; a life altering change for all Americans and the world!
A former FBI employee that suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, she attributes this condition to her role in the investigation of the terror attacks.
Leonardi describes her life as forever altered from that experience. The plot centers on her vision of angels at the crash site. She first describes the thick smell of fuel, burning wood and smoldering pine. She thought back to all the cases she handled as a police officer but this was far the worst. She felt many emotions standing in the field and taking in the scene. It was then that she saw the shimmer of light on her left shoulder that grew into the angels that filled the crash scene. Oddly, she did not see any of the lifeless bodies scattered in the field. She contends that her life has been changed more by what she didn't see that day.
"When I look at people, I see their souls... I witness the internal source of their being, the external of the person. I see the purity which is derived from their sprit buried within the caverns of their body and connected to their mind."
As I read, I caught my mind drifting back to that moment in time; a vivid painful memory. The gut wrenching pain in my stomach; extreme agony deep within! Being 6 months pregnant, I grabbed my belly; protecting my unborn child. I wept as many of us did!
Leonardi's personal account is a very touching one. Through her experience, she has become an inspiration to others as a writer and speaker. I highly recommend this memoir!
I haven't read this book yet...I hope it comes to Kindle soon because I can't wait to read this. Many friends and family recently told me how great your story is to read and gave it "two thumbs up"! Inspiration is always needed in a type of society we live in today, sadly. Thank you Lillie for coming forward and opening your heart to us readers.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Personal experience of female police officer during aftermath of Flight 93 crash on 9/11 in Shanksville, PA.Published 2 months ago by Cynthia J. Miller
Interesting read, but I felt the author spoke too much about her own religion and personal beliefsPublished 6 months ago by Susan
What a joke. TOTALLY unbelievable. I think this person has embarrasing flights of fantasy.Published 13 months ago by Ron De Laby
Pitiful excuse for a book. Facts about plane not really explained, not much that we didn't already know.Published 19 months ago by Nancy W
interesting read. Very easy to blow through and offers some reassurance.Published 20 months ago by MAK
VERY interesting read of an FBI agents personal experiences on Sept 11th. This is a MUST readPublished 23 months ago by Jonathan V Packer
This books takes you an journey of spiritual awakenings thru a horrific time in our nations history. I've bought this book for myself as well as gifts. You should too! Read morePublished on July 21, 2014 by Kimberly Alcibiade
this book was a very interesting book and we really enjoyed reading it about flight 93, a Field of Angels.Published on May 30, 2014 by rusty