American Ground Unbuilding the World Trade Center

ISBN-10: 0865476756

ISBN-13: 9780865476752

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Description: Selected as one of the best books of 2002 byThe New York Times,San Francisco Chronicle,Boston Globe,Los Angeles Times, andChicago Sun-Times Within days after September 11, 2001, William Langewiesche had secured unique, unrestricted, round-the-clock access to the World Trade Center site.American Groundis a tour of this intense, ephemeral world and those who improvised the recovery effort day by day, and in the process reinvented themselves, discovering unknown strengths and weaknesses. In all of its aspects--emotionalism, impulsiveness, opportunism, territoriality, resourcefulness, and fundamental, cacophonous democracy--Langewiesche reveals the unbuilding to be uniquely American and oddly inspiring, a portrait of resilience and ingenuity in the face of disaster.

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List price: $16.00
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 9/11/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.49" wide x 8.26" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 0.726

William Langewiesche is an American author and journalist, and was a professional airplane pilot for many years. He is currently the international correspondent for the magazine Vanity Fair, but made his name as a national correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly magazine. He has written articles covering events such as the World Trade Center cleanup, a three-part series which was published as the book American Ground. Langewiesche was a finalist for the 2004 Lettre Ulysses Award for the Art of Reportage for American Ground. Unbuilding the World Trade Center and 2005 for The Outlaw Sea. He was a finalist for the 2007 Michael Kelly Award. He currently lives in France.

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