The result is “American Ground: Unbuilding the World Trade Center,” a comprehensive look at the inner workings of the World Trade Center. American Ground has ratings and 65 reviews. Mickey said: This is one of those books that you read at a feverish pace for a few days and then, when fi. In American Ground: Unbuilding the World Trade Center, William Langewiesche describes in detail the cleanup and recovery at Ground Zero following the.
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Some of the narrative is still unbuildinb disturbing even after all these years, whether it touches upon the selflessness or the sometimes surprising selfishness of the participants.
Langewiesche talked about his book American Ground: The exposure in the Atlantic and widespread review coverage may help this elegantly written and unique September 11 book rise toward the top.
This was eye opening of what the disaster really looked like. Jan 03, James Carmichael rated it really liked it Shelves: Apr 29, Alex rated it really liked it. The hard work that took place to remove all the rubble and begin to move on. Thank you for using the catalog. A less emotional, more analytical look unubilding all that happened at wogld World Trade Center site after the towers fell — but no less compelling.
American Ground: Unbuilding the World Trade Center
Want to Read saving…. If anything I’ve written piques your interest at all, read some other Goodreads reviews; they are much better written and give a broader view of the book’s contents.
May 23, Loretta rated it it was amazing. In my grounv, this book deserved a This is one of those books that you read at a feverish pace for a few days and then, when finished, promptly search for other books by the same author. This book is unbelievably good.
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This is unbiilding an elegy to the structures themselves – a detailed, physical description of what happened to them, what Ground Zero was like for months afterward, and real portraits of the men and women who worked to clear the site.
November 18, American Ground. More By and About This Author. It brings much of the New York history surrounding the WTC, and the players involved, into sharp focus.
Refresh and try again. Library Locations and Hours. In my opinion, this book deserved a Pulitzer. The jet fuel alone would not have been sufficient for that.
The second theme concerns the conflict and challenge of Terrorist planes plunging into the World Trade Center, workers trapped in the inferno, people jumping to their deaths, and the Towers collapsing are scenes etched in our memories. Through events, and struggles, we are introduced to the people who took part in this operation, and the near impossible task which lay before them.
Public Affairs Event Format: Want to Read Aerican Reading Read. September 11 Terrorist Attacks, What an interesting read! It was brutal, swift, and personal. Nov 29, Gayle rated it it was amazing Shelves: He was a finalist for the Michael Kelly Award. Otherwise there was plenty of evidence that workers in both places were handling the same materials.
American ground, unbuilding the World Trade Center
Jul 14, Dan Morris rated it it was amazing. My subject was construction, or more precisely deconstruction—the dismantling of the tangled steel and concrete, and all this entailed.
Langewiesche’s account is divided into three sections, each with it’s own distinct purpose in telling this story, and each is written in a way which allows us to peek with ease into the minds of the people who undertook the operation.
Trivia About American Ground: What I found interesting about this is that it touches upon a lot of information I didn’t previously know and also present an entirely new perspective of the events.
The unsung-and revealing-story of the Herculean effort to finish the dismantling that terrorism began Unlike any other reporter, William Langewiesche has had unrestricted access to Ground Zero and the people involved in the cleanup. The first choice of my new book club. Some of the narrative is still very disturbing even after te these years, whethe Langewiesche is not prolific but very multi-talented as a writer I particularly enjoyed his book “Sahara Unveiled: