This is a powerful telling of America’s story on the day of the deadly attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Western Pennsylvania, as told through the words of those who experienced it first-hand. Any young American who wants to know about that day and any American who experienced it should read this book to remember what none of us should ever forget. Graff has done an extraordinary service in giving voice to the 3,000 people who died on that bright blue day when evil struck our country. And don’t feel awkward if it brings tears to your eyes: it did to mine.
After three years preparing The Triumph of William McKinley by reading very little but books, letters, articles and newspapers from the Gilded Age, I’m trying to get back into my regular routine, which I’ll chronicle here with an occasional review of what I’ve read.