Noted author, war correspondent, and award-winning writer for the Atlantic Monthly, William Langewiesche furnishes a riveting firsthand account of the excavation of the World Trade Center ruins following its destruction on September 11, 2001. American Ground is an inspiring look at the often contentious mixture of personalities, politics, and emotions that fueled this massive effort. It is also a testament to American ingenuity in the aftermath of a great tragedy.
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"Langewiesche has had more access to Ground Zero than any other journalist. Here he offers a fascinating look at what happened to the World Trade Center in the days and months following the 9/11 attacks. With his strong baritone voice, Richard M. Davidson captures the tension, the difficulties, and the drama of what unfolded. He also uses vocal characterization when quoting various principals involved. The author gives an inside look at New York City politics and the tensions between firefighters, police, and other "tribes" in the city, as well those that emerged in the days and weeks following this tragedy. The precise damage to the WTC is presented, as well as the Herculean efforts to safely remove the debris. M.L.C. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine"
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