Sept. 11 Adult Books

Find the helpers : what 9/11 and Parkland taught me about recovery, purpose, and hope - Guttenberg, Fred,

Summary: "This is a story of being called out of your happy, peaceful life to an extraordinary one. It is about heeding the call to be a helper and taking on the challenge of a lifetime. Fred Guttenberg is...

Contents: Foreword -- Introduction: On a day of love -- A family's shock and awe -- Portrait of a hero -- Genes of humanity -- Grounds for activism -- Legacy in lights -- Hunted on a day of love --...

What happened to you? : conversations on trauma, resilience, and healing - Perry, Bruce Duncan, 1955-

Summary: Oprah Winfrey, sharing stories from her own past, and a renowned brain development and trauma expert discuss the impact of trauma and adversity and how healing must begin with a shift to asking,...

The stories they tell : artifacts from the National September 11 Memorial Museum: a journey of remembrance

Some kids left behind : a survivor's fight for health care in the wake of 9/11 - Nordstrom, Lila,

Summary: "On September 11, 2001, high school senior Lila Nordstrom watched from her classroom's window as the Twin Towers, mere blocks away, fell. Weeks later, at the urging of local officials and...

The Muslim problem : why we're wrong about Islam and why it matters - Khan, Tawseef,

Summary: Why are Muslim men portrayed as inherently violent? Does the veil violate women's rights? Is Islam stopping Muslims from integrating? Across western societies, Muslims are more misunderstood than...

Contents: Introduction -- 'Muslims don't integrate' -- 'Islam is violent' -- 'Muslim men are threatening' -- 'Islam hates women' -- 'Islam is homophobic' -- Conclusion: the Muslim problem.

Ordinary heroes : a memoir of 9/11 - Pfeifer, Joseph, 1956-

Summary: "From the first FDNY chief to respond to the 9/11 attacks, an intimate memoir and a tribute to those who died that others might live. When Chief Joe Pfeifer led his firefighters to investigate an...

Contents: An ordinary day -- Aiming for the North Tower -- Go up -- Déjà vu -- A loud rumbling sound -- Cloud of darkness -- Brother searching for brother -- Fear at home -- The pile -- An avalanche of...

A history of Islam in 21 women - Kamaly, Hossein,

Summary: Beginning in seventh-century Mecca and Medina, A History of Islam in 21 Women takes us around the globe, through eleventh-century Yemen and Khorasan, and into sixteenth-century Spain, Istanbul and...

Islam in history : ideas, people, and events in the Middle East - Lewis, Bernard.

Summary: This collection of essays, written by the foremost Western expert in Islamic studies, gives essential background on present Middle Eastern conflicts with the West, and how this religion, from its...

Contents: Preface -- Part I. The Western approaches. 1. The study of Islam -- 2. Some English travelers in the East -- 3. The decolonization of history -- 4. On writing the modern history of the Middle East...

Flight 93 : the story, the aftermath, and the legacy of American courage on 9/11 - McMillan, Tom (Newspaper writer),

Summary: 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...

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