You get on the rig and you go out and you do the job. Shortly after the attacks began, the most powerful man in the world, who had been informed of the World Trade Center explosions in a Florida classroom, was escorted to a runway and sent to the safest place his handlers could think of: the open sky. ' . 2020 MULTI-VOICED PERFORMANCE AUDIE AWARD WINNER! The result is a unique, profound, and searing exploration of humanity on a day that changed the course of history, and all of our lives. In the years since 9/11, certain names—Welles Crowther, Father Mychal Judge, Lisa Jefferson, John O’Neill, Todd Beamer—have become near-iconic representations of the day’s bravery and heroism. Such a powerful book, one that is difficult to review in words. “Father Mychal Judge, chaplain, FDNY: Good days. Rarely is history delivered with such vivid sensory detail. This book is pretty incredible. You show up. This is one of the most moving books I've ever read. The judges who chose The Only Plane in the Sky as this year’s Audiobook of the Year based their selection on criteria such as narrative performance and author intent. This should be required reading for all Americans. As one of our countries greatest loss this book should touch everyone with a soul. The scope of the book is impressive chronicling 9/11 in detail from start to finish. , , . A marvelous and memorable book.”, “As I read The Only Plane in the Sky, I was instantly transported back to the chaos, shock, and fear that we all felt on September 11. —politico magazine. No matter how big the call. Brings back memories, with a few tears. The first comprehensive oral history of September 11, 2001—a panoramic narrative woven from the voices of Americans on the front lines of an unprecedented national trauma. The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of September 11: Amazon.es: Graff, Garrett M., Graham, Holter, Full Cast: Libros en idiomas extranjeros The Only Plane in the Sky “This is a book you really need to hear instead of read. Like so many other people, I can still remember exact moments, exact feelings, from that day. Introduction read by the author. I was home on maternity leave from my job as a 911 call taker/dispatcher for a large fire department in Canada. That may explain, at least in part, why The Only Plane in the Sky manages to feel hopeful. Garrett Graff’s meticulous reporting transported us, with visceral clarity, back to those horrifying hours that changed us all forever.” —Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic, authors of Indianapolis, “Garrett Graff has deftly used oral history to take us into the one of the most horrific and consequential moments in American history, in a book that will be particularly important for those readers too young to remember September 11, 2001.” —Michael Beschloss, author of Presidents of War, “9/11 is one of the hinge events of American history and Garrett Graff adds considerably to our knowledge of the horrors and the heroism that characterized that terrible day. E.T. Includes archival audio from United States Presidential addresses, In-Flight Communications and Air Traffic Control, as well as an exclusive interview with author and Holter Graham. . What an amazing book that brought me back to the exact second I heard of the news of the first plane hitting the World Trade Center. 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