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The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of September 11, 2001
The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of September 11, 2001 | Garrett M. Graff
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September stats:

17 books total—

8 physical books
6 audiobooks
3 ebooks

That‘s for sure the highest number of audiobooks I‘ve ever read in one month. 🥳

MicheleinPhilly Nice! I‘m sitting at 11, possibly 12, and 6 of those were/are crime series reads. 😬 2mo
Lindy Is your audiobook time going up consistently, or just this month? 2mo
Reviewsbylola I would say just this month. I think it‘s because my kids are both in school all day, so a lot more time to clean and bake, which is when I listen to audiobooks. @Lindy 2mo
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Reviewsbylola I feel like half my reading is typically true crime. 😆 @MicheleinPhilly 2mo
BarbaraBB Are you into true crime podcasts yet? They are so addictive... 2mo
Reviewsbylola Not really but I do love audiobooks of true crime podcasts. Then I can just listen all at once. I just did Body of Proof on Audible. @BarbaraBB 2mo
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This details the 24-hour period of 9/11/01, told entirely through the voices of Americans who lived through or witnessed the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and crash of United Flight 93 in Shanksville. I couldn‘t put it down, although I felt like I was living through it all over again. All of the emotions of that day came rushing back. I‘ve even had trouble sleeping for the past few nights. The narrative is that visceral.

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That is a stark and sobering statement of fact. 😕

Soubhiville Wow that‘s intense. 2mo
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Like millions of people I witnessed the first tower collapse in real time on tv. As horrifying as that experience, I can't imagine what it was like in person.

Scochrane26 Have you been to 9/11 museum? I went last summer, & it all comes back to you as you walk through. I wasn‘t watching in real time though because I was at a internship w/ no tv, someone came downstairs to tell us, then someone turned on a radio & we heard the news as the tower fell. 2mo
vivastory @Scochrane26 No, I plan on visiting the next time I'm in NY. I visited NY once before 9/11 & the next time I was able to visit was April 2002. I visited ground zero & it's always stuck with me because there were still fliers all over the place. 2mo
Scochrane26 I didn‘t see nyc before 2001, went sometime in 2009, I think. They were just starting to build the new tower, so it was more of a construction zone. I thought the museum was really well done. 2mo
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This passage hits me like a punch in the heart because my husband is a firefighter. And this is exactly what firefighters do: they walk directly into danger while the rest of us are running in the opposite direction. And for 343 of those firefighters 9/11/01 was indeed their last day on earth. 😢

CarolynM Wow. I have no words. I can't imagine how that passage must feel to you. 3mo
Amiable @CarolynM I usually try not to think about the dangers of his job when he‘s at work (like he is right now, in fact). But this book is a huge emotional trigger—for all sorts of reasons. 3mo
LeahBergen Ooph. ☹️☹️ 3mo
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mcipher That‘s huge. And so brave and selfless and wonderful. Your husband must be an amazing guy (but I bet sometimes you wish he was a an accountant!) 3mo
Amiable @mcipher My husband used to be an engineer who was a volunteer firefighter at night and on weekends. After 9/11 he decide to attend the fire academy and become a full-time career firefighter, which he‘s been for more than 16 years now. So 9/11 actually changed the trajectory of his career. 3mo
mcipher Oh wow! So this book has got to be incredibly powerful for you. That‘s amazing! 3mo
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Sitting here in the waiting room for a doctor‘s appointment and I just started this book. And I immediately began to cry.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I want to read it...and yet I know it will be tough. 3mo
marleed Yea, I might need to read that one at home with a box of Kleenex nearby. 3mo
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