A massive New York Times bestseller- the untold true story of the fight to survive inside the twin towers on 9/11; the blackest day in living memory.
Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn, native New Yorkers, veteran newspaper reporters, and winners of many awards together and separately, now work at the New York Times. Dwyer is the co-author of Two Seconds Under The World, an account of the 1993 effort to knock down the World Trade Centre, and of Actual Innocence- Five Days to Execution and Other Dispatches from the Wrongly Convicted. He is also the author of Subway Lives- 24 Hours in the Life of the New York City Subway. Flynn, a special projects officer at the Times, was the newspaper's police bureau chief on September 11th 2001. He previously worked as a reporter for the New York Daily News, New York Newsday and the Stamford Advocate.
"A heart-stopping, meticulous account ... a fitting tribute to the people caught up in one of the great dramas of our time ... a cathartic release" New York Times "Heartbreaking and inspiring" Boston Herald "With its tragic and preordained conclusion, the book becomes a tearjerker in the most essential way" Entertainment Weekly "Writing in a way that confers dignity on each subject ... This is one book that will stay with readers for a long time" People "Insightful, compassionate and unrelievedley tense" Baltimore Sun