The Only Plane in the Sky: The Oral History of 9/11

 13.50

by Garrett M. Graff

“Incredibly evocative and compelling.” – The Washington Post

“The most moving and chilling oral history you will read.” – The Times

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The Only Plane in the Sky: The Oral History of 9/11

It begins predawn, where we meet airport staff who unknowingly usher terrorists onto their flights. From a secret bunker beneath the White House, Dick Cheney and Condoleezza Rice watch for incoming planes on radar. At the Pentagon, officials feel a violent tremor as they come under attack.

We hear the stories of the father and son working on separate floors in the North Tower; the firefighter who rushes there to search for his wife; the phone operator who keeps her promise to share a passenger’s last words with his family; the chaplain who stays on the scene to perform last rites, losing his own life when the Twin Towers collapse.

In New York, first responders confront a scene of unimaginable chaos. At the Pentagon generals break down and weep when they are barred from rushing into the burning building to try and rescue their colleagues.

Drawing on never-before-published transcripts, declassified documents and interviews from nearly five hundred people, award-winning historian Garrett Graff skilfully tells the story of the day that changed all of our lives – as it was lived.

The Only Plane in the Sky is a unique, profound, and searing exploration of humanity on a day that changed the course of history, and all of our lives, 20 years ago.

About the Author

Garrett M. Graff, a magazine journalist and historian, has spent more than a dozen years covering politics, technology, and national security. He’s written for publications from Wired to The New York Times, and he has served as the editor of two of Washington’s most prestigious magazines, Washingtonian and POLITICO Magazine.

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Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 12.9 × 3.5 × 19.8 cm

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