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Among the Heroes: United Flight 93 and the Passengers and Crew Who Fought Back par [Longman, Jere]
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“A powerful reconstruction of the flight’s final moments....Made me think of John Hersey’s Hiroshima.” (New York Times Book Review)

“The definitive account of the flight and those who went down with it.” (Washington Post Book World)

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Of the four horrific hijackings on September 11, Flight 93 resonates as one of epic resistance.At a time when the United States appeared defenseless against an unfamiliar foe, the gallant passengers and crew of Flight 93 provided for many Americans a measure of victory in the midst of unthinkable defeat. Together, they seemingly accomplished what all the security guards and soldiers, military pilots and government officials, could not -- they thwarted the terrorists, sacrificing their own lives so that others might live.

The culmination of hundreds of interviews with family members and months of investigation, Among the Heroes is the definitive story of the courageous men and women aboard Flight 93, and of the day that forever changed the way Americans view the world and themselves.

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  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 318 pages
  • Editeur : HarperCollins e-books (24 août 2010)
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  • ASIN: B003SE7684
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Among the Heroes 25 janvier 2010
Par Melissa A. Hickey - Publié sur
Format: Broché Achat vérifié
The story of United 93 captivated my attention from page one. Terrorism is the backdrop, it lurks dangerously across every page but yet somehow I saw beyond that. I saw the people I read their stories and I was touched. Through meticulous research Jere Longman has reconstructed the hijacking of flight 93, he writes of bravery and heroism, of ordinary people taking a stand to save the lives of others. He focuses on the passengers and crew, describing each individual so that the reader develops a connection with those persons involved. The book is beautifully written, each word, each sentence grabbed at my heart so that I felt I was somehow privy to personal information. I will not forget Jere Longman's, Among the Heroes. It is a book that inspires, it is a book that evokes powerful emotions but mostly it is a book that conveys the courage of everyday citizens who fought back against terrorism.
4.0 étoiles sur 5 Excellent treatment of this story 11 février 2016
Par Paul W. Heimel - Publié sur
Format: Relié Achat vérifié
Excellent treatment of this story, capturing the significance of the heroic actions by the Flight 93 passengers. After this, I have obtained the Tom McMillan book, which was published more recently and thus contains information not available to Longman. There is significant repetition, but each author has his own approach.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Heroism Beyond Measure 5 septembre 2002
Par Foster Corbin - Publié sur
Format: Relié Achat vérifié
I hardly know what to say about the events covered in this book for fear of trivializing a national tragedy. There is so much to say about the bravery and courage of the passengers and crew of Flight 93 and yet nothing that can be said to adequately honor them.
Mr. Longman writes compelling prose but I suspect that the events he describes practically wrote themselves. To the bare facts of what we knew already about the passsengers and crew members, their names, etc., he has fleshed out each passenger, including the misquided murderers-- not that I care to know much about these bastards-- bringing them closer to us as real people. Some of the things you learn will break your heart. One passenger, for example, was flying to pick up the remains of a deceased family member. Another passenger collected refrigerator magnets wherever she travelled, something that was particularly poignant to me since I also collect magnets from places I've been
I bought this book after hearing the author interviewed on National Public Radio and read it straight through. Two things jumped out at me. First, several of the passengers and their families and friends had premonitions that they should not get on this flight. Secondly, other passengers changed flight plans at the last minute and boarded this flight because there were so many seats available.
The flight contained all kinds of people: Caucasians, African Americans, a Puerto Rican-American, a gay man, a disabled person, a Japanese student, a Baptist married couple, old people young people, those folks on vacation, those on work assignments.
Amid all this sorrow and carnage, the courage and bravery of these passengers shine through: the rushing of the highjackers, as we believe happened, the flight attendant heating water to pour on them, the strength those showed who made phone calls from the plane.
I must say that the most horric thing I read was that had we not known better, it would seem that there were no passengers on the plane when it crashed into the field in Pennsylvania, that it was as if the plane had let all passengers off somewhere else, and, finally, that the official cause of death of these brave ones was listed as death by "fragmentation." A chilling detail.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 This book is about faith and hope. 17 septembre 2002
Par B. Browne - Publié sur
Format: Relié Achat vérifié
I don't want to take anything away from every fireman and policeman that worked on Sept 11. Both the living and those that are gone, but, this book touched me much more that I thought that it would. What is fascinating to me is that among the souls on this flight, there was not one person who was going to sit meekly by and just let something happen. After reading about all of these amazing people, I just hope and pray that I would have half the courage that these real people had. I read this book in one sitting and I am suggesting that all of my friends and family read it as well. You cannot call these people average, there was not an average person on that plane, but they were put in an extraordinary situation and reacted with what one can only call extraordinary faith and hope.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Sept. 11 remembered 20 août 2002
Par Jon Hunt - Publié sur
Format: Relié Achat vérifié
This extremely well-written and well-paced book should be an inspiration to all as we approach the first anniversary of that tragic day. Written with great care and with an eye to the families of the dead, Jere Longman has woven together the lives of these men and women with the minutes of the tragedy of their final flight. Not only do we get to know the passengers but Longman also gives us a full chapter about the hijackers....after all, they were part of the picture, too. And in graphic detail he minces no words when it comes to the plane crash and aftermath itself.
The author's narrative spins back and forth between the passengers, their histories, their families and the actual time of flight......the final hijacking segment lasted a mere half hour. During that time numerous phone calls were made from the plane to loved ones....some saying good-bye, some expressing fear, some calmness.....all apprehensive. I'm a little uncomfortable about the author's discussion with regard to the word heroes, however. Certainly there were brave people on that flight who attempted to right the hijacker's wrong and in doing so gave up their lives and saved many other lives on the ground. But the word "hero" has become a little confusing these days. Would people who were certain their plane would go down in a thunderstorm as it raced toward a populated area be called heroes after their plane crashed? Was everyone on United flight 93 a hero? I understand the sensitivity of this particular flight and how it affected us as a nation, but I still wonder about that word and its usage.
This book should be read by everyone. I highly recommend it and commend the author, Jere Longman, for his ability to tell this story in a way that is unnerving and comforting.
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