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Title:
Flight 93 : the story, the aftermath, and the legacy of American courage on 9/11
Author:
McMillan, Tom (Newspaper writer)
Edition:
First Edition.
Publication Information:
Guilford : Lyons Press, 2014.
Physical Description:
272 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
"United Airlines Flight 93, which took off from Newark Airport the morning of September 11th, 2001, is perhaps the most famous flight in modern American history: We know of the passenger uprising, but there's so much more to the story besides its harrowing and oft-told climax. Amazingly, the definitive account of this seminal event has yet to be written. 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 field in rural Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Flight 93 provides a riveting and complete narrative of the lead-up, event, and aftermath of the flight, based on interviews, oral histories, personal tours of the crash site and evidence recently made public. It examines the lead-up to that horrific morning; the stories of the victims who were launched into the center of history; the revolt that saved untold amounts of carnage on the ground and likely, the US Capitol; the eyewitnesses and first responders who rushed to the crash scene; the impact on family members; the effort to uncover evidence at the site; and the legacy the story leaves for future generations. "--

"Offers the most complete account of what actually took place aboard United 93"--
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780762795222
Format :
Book

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Summary

United Airlines Flight 93, which took off from Newark Airport the morning of September 11th, 2001, is perhaps the most famous flight in modern American history: We know of the passenger uprising, but there's so much more to the story besides its harrowing and oft-told climax. Amazingly, the definitive account of this seminal event has yet to be written. 
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 field in rural Somerset County, Pennsylvania.  Flight 93 provides a riveting and complete narrative of the lead-up, event, and aftermath of the flight, based on interviews, oral histories, personal tours of the crash site and evidence recently made public. It examines the lead-up to that horrific morning; the stories of the victims who were launched into the center of history; the revolt that saved untold amounts of carnage on the ground and likely, the US Capitol; the eyewitnesses and first responders who rushed to the crash sce≠ the impact on family members; the effort to uncover evidence at the site; and the legacy the story leaves for future generations. 


Author Notes

Tom McMillan has spent a lifetime in media and communications - as a newspaper sports writer for the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette, among others, as a radio talk-show host, and for the past 17 years as Vice President of Communications for the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins. He also serves on the board of directors of Pittsburgh's Heinz History Center, on the marketing committee of the Gettysburg Foundation, as a tour guide for the Civil War Room at Carnegie Library, as an adjunct professor of media and marketing at Point Park University and as a volunteer at the Flight 93 National Memorial.


Table of Contents

Governor Tom Ridge
In Memoriamp. vi
Forewoodp. vii
Author's Notep. ix
Prefacep. xii
Chapter 1 Morningp. 1
Chapter 2 Mastermindp. 10
Chapter 3 Forming a Cellp. 18
Chapter 4 Infiltratorsp. 33
Chapter 5 Final Preparationsp. 42
Chapter 6 Just Living Their Livesp. 55
Chapter 7 Zero Hourp. 64
Chapter 8 Maydayp. 77
Chapter 9 "we're Going to Do Something"p. 90
Chapter 10 Where Is the Plane?p. 106
Chapter 11 One Big Familyp. 117
Chapter 12 The FBI Investigatesp. 129
Chapter 13 The "Hick" Coronerp. 143
Chapter 14 The Tapep. 153
Chapter 15 "A Common Field One Day ..."p. 163
Chapter 16 Ten Years Laterp. 180
Chapter 17 Legacyp. 191
United Airlines Flight 93 Crew and Passengersp. 205
Acknowledgmentsp. 213
Sources and Notesp. 216
General Bibliographyp. 260
Indexp. 265

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