102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers

JimDwyer Kevin Flynn

102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers

102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers

  • Title: 102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers
  • Author: JimDwyer Kevin Flynn
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  • Page: 259
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102 Minutes does for the September 11 catastrophe what Walter Lord did for the Titanic in his masterpiece, A Night to Remember Searing, poignant, and utterly compelling Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize winning author of An Army at Dawn Hailed upon its hardcover publication as an instant classic, the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller 102 Minutes is now a 102 Minutes does for the September 11 catastrophe what Walter Lord did for the Titanic in his masterpiece, A Night to Remember Searing, poignant, and utterly compelling Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize winning author of An Army at DawnHailed upon its hardcover publication as an instant classic, the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller 102 Minutes is now available in a revised edition timed to honor the tenth anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001.At 8 46 a.m that morning, fourteen thouosand people were inside the World Trade Center just starting their workdays, but over the next 102 minutes, each would become part of a drama for the ages Of the millions of words written about this wrenching day, most were told from the outside looking in New York Times reporters Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn draw on hundreds of interviews with rescuers and survivors, thousands of pages of oral histories, and countless phone, e mail, and emergency radio transcripts to tell the story of September 11 from the inside looking out Dwyer and Flynn have woven an epic and unforgettable account of the struggle, determination, and grace of the ordinary men and women who made 102 minutes count as never before.

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The last moments of Kevin Cosgrove’s life were presented as the Government’s Exhibit P200017 in the case of United States v. Zacarias Moussaoui. Originally labeled the “20th hijacker,” Moussaoui was eventually tried as part of a conspiracy to launch a second wave of attacks against the United States, following September 11, 2001. Exhibit P200017 is a split-screen video: on the right side of the screen is the South Tower of the World Trade Center; on the left side of the screen, you see t [...]

Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn - images from the National Book Foundation 102 Minutes covers the time from the initial impact at World Trade Center #1, the North Tower, to its collapse 102 minutes later. The focus is on survivors, how people managed. In telling heroic tales of survival and sacrifice, Dwyer and Flynn offer much relevant information about how the city construction code was subverted to allow the Trade Center’s design. There were, for example, an insufficient number of stairways, insu [...]

OhMy GoodnessI would put a spoiler alert on this, except that everyone already knows how this story ends. I almost didn't make it through the book. I originally started reading it because of the technical explanations it had for all the things I never understood fully: the lack of communications, the faulty design of emergency exits in the towers, the layout of the buildings, the timing of the events, and so forth. However, the personal stories of the people involved are interspersed throughout [...]

In gripping details, the New York Times reporters Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn have written down the attempts of the people in the towers to escape safely. I still remember seeing the live news coverage of the catastrophe. Of the many documentaries I saw afterwards, most were told from the outside looking in. Like many people, I saw more images of destruction and death than I could absorb emotionally. In this book, the reporters drew on countless interviews with rescuers and survivors, phone, e-mai [...]

7 years after the event, I finally dug within myself to find the courage to read this book. I don't think I WANTED to know what happened inside The Towers was just TOO close. I was right about thatI didn't want to know. And yet the tying together of this multitude of perspectives to provide a clear picture of the events of those most devastating 102 minutes in our nation's history was done so skillfully as to present an incredibly clear picture of the events. That being said, I can't say how it [...]

A detailed, well written account of events inside the twin towers during the 102 minutes between the first airplane strike and the collapse of the second tower, with some astonishing stories of selflessness and bravery. A very good read, but not an easy one - which is exactly as it should be.

I happened upon this read browsing in the history section for another book. I didn’t have a particular one in mind, just wanted to mix up my reading a bit. I had two others in hand when I saw this one haphazardly shoved into a spot on the shelf and I knew instantly that I had found my next read. This book is exactly what you think it's about. It’s straight and to the point and it lays out all of the detailed information in a very organized format. I have nothing negative to say about this bo [...]

This was an absolutely amazing book. Not just because of the true-life accounts of many who survived (or, in many cases, didn't), but mostly because the authors pull no punches in telling the story of 9/11/01.This isn't a book that bashes the government, both local and national, but it does tell both the good and the bad, the positive and the negative. While I was uplifted and encouraged by so many examples of human kindness, I was devastated to read that so very many deaths could have possibly [...]

I'm surprised so many people liked this book as much as they did. I didn't think it was very good, and I can't think of anyone I'd recommend it to. I wonder if people just felt obligated to like it due to the subject matter? Or maybe it just reads so much better than it sounds (on audio CD) but I can't imagine the difference is that drastic.Anyway, I have two big complaints. The first is that there are a ton of names dropped (which is fine), but they will talk about what a person did for five mi [...]

I'll tell your right off - this is a hard book to read. I've actually been working on it for a couple of weeks, but because of the subject matter was only able to handle so much at a time. The authors did an excellent job of pulling together a multitude of accounts and putting them into the timeline of what happened in the Twin Towers on 9/11. They weren't overly dramatic or graphic, but gave a true to life history of what happened there from the inside out, rather than the outside in. I gained [...]

I read this in commemoration of the fifteenth anniversary of 9/11. This book was absolutely gut wrenching. It fact it was so emotionally draining that I had to put it down at times to take a breath and remind myself that I was not trapped in a smokey tower, almost two thousand feet off the ground with no means of escape. As I read it felt like I was traveling through the towers as I spent the last moments of people lives with them. What I take away from this book was no matter how evil the terro [...]

It was a Tuesday like any other. I rose after my normal snooze delay, always thankful for a few more minutes of rest, and got ready for work. My daily routine was uneventful. This morning was different, though. Unlike other weekdays the television remained off, freeing me from the usual background chatter of morning news anchors as I dabbed on some mascara and brushed my teeth. I relished the empty house and the total silence. I got in the car, buckled myself in and made a point not to turn on t [...]

I hate to trash such an enormous amount of reporting, but facts badly strung together do not improve the result by being more numerous.The reporters' downfall here was the ill-chosen decision to tell the story of the "102 Minutes" in chronological order. All the jumping around from person to person and tower to tower prevents the development of any personalization, any real emotional impact.There's some interesting background information on the building of the towers and the development of fire [...]

very interesting and compelling; obviously a subject full of drama and suspense but also extremely well organized and written. my only regret is I read it on my kindle so there are illustrations - plans of the towers, for example - that don't show up well.

This was a gripping read. Definitely not an easy one, but I thought the authors did a great job of not over dramatizing it. They just laid all the facts and information out there and the facts are devastating enough on their own. I appreciated how they approached this telling and was so pleased that they didn't prey on our emotions. Saying that though, I still cried. How could I not? The events of 9/11 still feel surreal and gut-wrenching. I'm sure they always will. I wanted to read this book to [...]

It was just another Tuesday morning. I was just rolling out of bed after sleeping in. I made my way to the tv in the living room before i got myself a bowl of cereal. The today show was just coming back from commercial break and I heard Katie Couric's voice saying that what was being displayed on the tv screen was a live shot of what appears to be a small aircraft had just hit one of the Twin Towers.I looked and stopped pouring my breakfast out. I sat on the sofa and was looking at smoke pouring [...]

Extraordinary account of what went on inside the Twin Towers from the first impact on September 11th to the fall of the North Tower 102 minutes later. The authors, two veteran New York reporters, do nothing to embellish or dramatize their account. The prose is spartan, free of useless or striving adjectives or adverbs, and free of any kind of assist the reader with authorial insights into personal courage, dramatic ironies, or embellishments of the action. The authors trust the reader and trust [...]

The 102 minutes of the title refers to the moment the first plane hit the towers until the second tower fell.It is well researched and tells the harrowing tales of both survivors and those that died. A few stories that stand out:-A 30something year old guy who was doing temp work took one of the express elevators down prior to the attacks and was jumping up and down in the elevator when the first plane hit. The elevator dropped but the safety catch kept him from plummeting to his death. However, [...]

I read this book to rekindle my flagging support for our war in Afghanistan (a result of reading War, which tells the story of so many brave men in an impossible area). What better way to refuel my rage than to read about the 102 minutes of terror that emanated from the terrorist refuge in Kandahar. But I came away with a completely different, unexpected result. I come away inspired and humbled by the stories of that day in the towers told in this riveting account. The self-sacrifice and courage [...]

Very early on in this book the authors make a statement that comes partly as a shock, partly as a revelation:" simply to declare that the hijackers alone killed all those people gives them far more credit as tacticians than they are due. The buildings themselves became weapons so, too, did a sclerotic emergency response culture in New York that resisted reform" At least 1,500 people in the trade centre - and possibly many more - survived the initial crashes but died because they were unable to e [...]

Stunning book. Visceral, well-researched, heartbreaking, doesn't pull any punches- whether with regard to the construction of the WTC and the Port Authority's deliberate ignoring of safety standards that would have saved victims, to the interviews with survivors, to the frank discussion of American foreign policy following the attack, to the explanation of the deadly enmity between the NYPD and FDNY- enmity that eventually led to more casualties, while still treating all involved with the utmost [...]

A questão é inevitável: onde estavam no dia 11 de Setembro de 2001?Acho que toda a gente, ou quase toda a gente, se lembra de onde, quando, e o quê desse dia, tal foi o impacto do acontecimento. No meu caso, encontrava-me em casa da minha melhor amiga, tínhamos ido ao supermercado comprar porcarias e quando regressamos a mãe dela estava sentada no sofá diante da televisão dominada pela imagem das torres gémeas. Este é um daqueles temas que já fizeram correr muita tinta, mas que, faz h [...]

A gripping and heart wrenching account as told by those who managed to survive and escape the towers within the 102 minutes from the first impact by American Airlines Flight 11 to the collapse of the second tower. Within the narration are also transcripts of 911 calls and voicemails left to loved ones when some of the victims realized they would not survive. The stories of those who stopped and helped others who were injured truly demonstrated that, even during a tragedy, many heroes rise to the [...]

This was the first book that I read on 9/11. Although it was definitely a compelling read, I soon got bogged down with too many details, especially about the structure of the towers and the building codes. The authors included lots of information all that. They were extremely thorough, but it soon became rather repetitive. I loved reading about all the individuals. The self-sacrifice and courage of so many were incredible, but I found it difficult to keep track of all the names. I think that I w [...]

I got about 50 pages into this book and then had to do some really hard thinking about what I was getting out of it. A LOT of crying, for sure. But I wasn't sure what else. Would I actually learn something new and useful, or put myself through an emotional ringer and just be the same person I was before? I found myself thinking about Dave Cullen's book on the Columbine shootings. In so many ways that book made me a better citizen, a more educated citizen, and hopeful (Frank DeAngelis should be n [...]

this is the book I'm reading for English non-fiction. It's really interesting and I love it so far. It's a bit depressing though, but if you are interested in this type of stuff, I'd read it. It really tells you more about 9-11 than anyother news report!!

The book as others have mentioned was hard to read. A mixture of pure horror and truly amazing personal sacrifices mixed with amazing tales of survival. I read this book in two sittings it was such a compelling read even though the end is known.

I don't know if I can actually write a review of this one, but I will try. Full review to come, hopefully, eventually.++++++++++allthebookblognamesaretaken.blfacebook/AllTheBookBlogNamesAitter/SarahsBookNookRating: 5 StarsI mean, really. How do you write a review about a book like this? I am not sure, but I will try. Though, I am fairly confident I will meet the same challenges here that I did when I reviewed Flight 93 by Tom McMillan, and I probably won't do this book justice. But I will try.Fi [...]

One can remember sitting in a high school classroom on a Tuesday morning in September. It would have been an ordinary day if it hadn't been for a call over the intercom of the principal. He said it was History in the making, or something like that. What we saw was smoke coming from the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York. Some thought it was a bomb. Then someone said it was a plane. Then we saw a second plane crash into the South Tower. Throughout the entire school day, we watched [...]

I was ten years old and in 5th grade on that day. Nothing was told to us during the school day, though I do remember that my teacher being a bit more subdued than usual. When I got home from school that day, I saw that my mom was home, which was unusual. She worked at a bank and usually didn't get off of work for another hour or so. I asked why she was home and she told me that all federal business got out early. Then, I remember her asking me if I knew where the World Trade Center was. I didn't [...]

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