Purpose one: writing a travelogue to describe my various trips.

Purpose two: muse.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Top of the World: Remembering 9/11

It was ten years ago today that evil terrorists flew planes into the Twin Towers. Today we remember the victims

There was an article in Reason discussing the lack of quality art about 9/11, but it missed 'On Top of the World' by Tom Barbash. I took a couple of classes from Tom, and have great admiration for him.  His book about 9/11, and the almost miraculous saving of Cantor-Fitzgerald is first and foremost a heartbreaking account of what families of the victims had to go through, within the overall arch of what Lutnick and his executive team had to do to get his company back on its feet after losing 658 employees in the towers.  Unfortunately, it looks to be out of print.  Which is too bad, because it really is one of the better books about 9/11.

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