Flight 93 : the story, the aftermath, and the legacy of American courage on 9/11 / Tom McMillan ; foreword by Governor Tom Ridge.

McMillan, Tom, 1956- [Browse]
First Edition.
Guilford : Lyons Press, 2014.
xv, 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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  • "United Airlines Flight 93, which took off from Newark Airport the morning of September 11th, 2001, is perhaps the most famous flight in modern American history: We know of the passenger uprising, but there's so much more to the story besides its harrowing and oft-told climax. Amazingly, the definitive account of this seminal event has yet to be written. The book offers the most complete account of what actually took place aboard Flight 93 - from its delayed takeoff in Newark to the moment it plunged upside-down at 563 miles per hour into an open field in rural Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Flight 93 provides a riveting and complete narrative of the lead-up, event, and aftermath of the flight, based on interviews, oral histories, personal tours of the crash site and evidence recently made public. It examines the lead-up to that horrific morning; the stories of the victims who were launched into the center of history; the revolt that saved untold amounts of carnage on the ground and likely, the US Capitol; the eyewitnesses and first responders who rushed to the crash scene; the impact on family members; the effort to uncover evidence at the site; and the legacy the story leaves for future generations. "-- Provided by publisher.
  • "Offers the most complete account of what actually took place aboard United 93"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-264) and index.
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