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Ground Zero

Author : Alan Gratz

ISBN10 : 1338245775

Publisher : Scholastic Inc.

Number of Pages : 336

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: The instant #1 New York Times bestseller. In time for the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, master storyteller Alan Gratz (Refugee) delivers a pulse-pounding and unforgettable take on history and hope, revenge and fear -- and the stunning links between the past and present. September 11, 2001, New York City: Brandon is visiting his dad at work, on the 107th floor of the World Trade Center. Out of nowhere, an airplane slams into the tower, creating a fiery nightmare of terror and confusion. And Brandon is in the middle of it all. Can he survive -- and escape? September 11, 2019, Afghanistan: Reshmina has grown up in the shadow of war, but she dreams of peace and progress. When a battle erupts in her village, Reshmina stumbles upon a wounded American soldier named Taz. Should she help Taz -- and put herself and her family in mortal danger? Two kids. One devastating day. Nothing will ever be the same.

Atonement at Ground Zero

Author : Michael McNichols

ISBN10 : 162189309X

Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers

Number of Pages : 188

Category : Religion

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Book Summary: An essential part of Christian orthodoxy is the belief that Jesus died at a particular point in human history. But it is not that Jesus died that has caused Christians to grapple with their understanding of faith; it is why he died that creates the struggle. For centuries Christian thinkers have wrestled with the concept of the atonement. How the death of Jesus would result in the reconciling of the world to God is no simple puzzle. Yet, this complex topic is often viewed through certain doctrinal filters that reduce the richness of the atonement into single concrete, culturally based images. The New Testament, however, offers multiple metaphors in describing the atoning work of God in Christ. Returning to the stories of the earliest witnesses to Jesus' life, death, resurrection, and ascension--the ground zero of our faith--offers the opportunity to suspend, if only briefly, our doctrinal preferences and step into the shoes of those who saw Jesus die and later return to them as their resurrected Lord. In doing so, we open the possibility of seeing the atonement with fresh eyes, recognizing the broad reach of God's love and learning to communicate that love in new ways.

X-Files Classics: Ground Zero

Author : Kevin J. Anderson

ISBN10 :

Publisher : IDW Publishing

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Comics & Graphic Novels

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Book Summary: Adapts the best-selling novel by Kevin J. Anderson. Dr. Gregory, a renowned nuclear weapons researcher, is not only dead_he's been charred to a radioactive cinder. Since this is a death on federal property, Mulder and Scully are hastily called in. When a second victim, completely unrelated to nuclear science or Dr. Gregory is obliterated in the New Mexico desert, and then a third dies the same way in Washington, DC, Mulder and Scully begin to focus on the frightening dimension of their task. As they work to uncover the secret unifying element that ties these deaths, it becomes clear that this twisted puzzle has fatal consequences for the entire world.

Born at Ground Zero:Speaking the truth from Hiroshima

Author : Masaaki Tanabe

ISBN10 :

Publisher : 第三文明社

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Social Science

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Book Summary: A Japanese filmmaker's journey--Masaaki Tanabe's house stood next door to what is now the A-Bomb Dome, a World Heritage Site. When he turned 60, he decided to devote the rest of his life to convey the truth of the A-bomb to a wider public, and his film was shown at UN Headquarters in New York. His cutting-edge digital images and stories recreate the lost community and culture of Hiroshima.

Report from Ground Zero

Author : Dennis Smith

ISBN10 : 1101213159

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 416

Category : History

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Book Summary: The tragic events of September 11, 2001, forever altered the American landscape, both figuratively and literally. Immediately after the jets struck the twin towers of the World Trade Center, Dennis Smith, a former firefighter, reported to Manhattan’s Ladder Co. 16 to volunteer in the rescue efforts. In the weeks that followed, Smith was present on the front lines, attending to the wounded, sifting through the wreckage, and mourning with New York’s devastated fire and police departments. This is Smith’s vivid account of the rescue efforts by the fire and police departments and emergency medical teams as they rushed to face a disaster that would claim thousands of lives. Smith takes readers inside the minds and lives of the rescuers at Ground Zero as he shares stories about these heroic individuals and the effect their loss had on their families and their companies. “It is,” says Smith, “the real and living history of the worst day in America since Pearl Harbor.” Written with drama and urgency, Report from Ground Zero honors the men and women who—in America’s darkest hours—redefined our understanding of courage.

Lessons from Ground Zero

Author : Ralph Izard,Jay Perkins

ISBN10 : 1412844096

Publisher : Transaction Publishers

Number of Pages : 156

Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

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Book Summary: It ranked among journalism’s finest hours. That is what was heard in the weeks following September 11, 2001. They made mistakes, of course, but in covering one of the biggest disasters ever to hit the United States, journalists used their training, their experience, their understanding, and their sensitivity to provide coverage that helped bring understanding and a sense of calm to the chaos. Their performance did not end with reporting the immediate impact of the catastrophe. They continued to analyze what happened, the impact to property and human lives, the impact on government and foreign relations. Lessons from Ground Zero’s examines journalism’s efforts to cover a crisis, while analyzing journalism itself. Many lessons were evident to journalists as they sought to cope with the challenges of covering 9/11. The long-term question, however, is whether the answers they found served as catalysts for better journalism in the future, or whether they have been forgotten, put into the closet of old memories with no noticeable long-term impact. This book analyzes journalists’ response to 9/11 through scholarly research and interviews with many of the journalists who covered 9/11. Sometimes they do not agree, but all are thoughtful and each adds to understanding. Public opinion polls show clearly that citizens appreciated and responded to media coverage. Given that this occurred in a time frame in which public approval of American journalism had declined, it is reasonable to ask what the media did that was different from their normal practices. This book provides some of the answers.

Ground Zero

Author : F. Paul Wilson

ISBN10 : 9781429919890

Publisher : Macmillan

Number of Pages : 368

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: On September 11, 2001, a man drifts in a boat off lower Manhattan as the towers burn. He removes a small box from his pocket and presses a button. As he waits for the south tower to collapse, he thinks: The vast majority will blame the collapse on the crazy Arabs who hijacked the planes and the Islamic extremists who funded them—the obvious choice. A few will notice inconsistencies and point fingers elsewhere, blaming the government or Big Oil or some other powerful but faceless entity. No one—absolutely no one—will guess the truth behind the who and why of this day. Years later, someone does. Repairman Jack's childhood friend, Weezy Connell (the genius girl from the Tor Teen novel, Jack: Secret Histories), has started fitting together the pieces of the puzzle and anonymously posting her conclusions on the Web. But she can't stay anonymous forever. Someone is after her. Jack becomes involved in her troubles and in the paranoid mazes of the 9/11 Truth Movement, where conspiracy theories point in every direction. They're all wrong. The truth is stranger, darker, and more evil than anyone can imagine. It involves the cosmic shadow war into which Jack has been drafted. And if the plot behind it--millennia in the planning--succeeds, it will forever change life on this Earth. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Battle for Ground Zero

Author : Elizabeth Greenspan

ISBN10 : 1137365471

Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press

Number of Pages : 288

Category : History

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Book Summary: In the aftermath of 9/11, Americans came together in a way not seen for a generation, pledging unity to rebuild after the horrific loss of the Twin Towers. People were signing up to go to war; rescue workers were laboring to clear rubble. But instead of becoming a rallying symbol in the fight against terrorism, Ground Zero has been plagued by intense conflict and controversy from the very start. Battle for Ground Zero goes behind the scenes of this fight to rebuild, revealing how grieving families, commercial interests, and politicking bureaucrats clashed at every step of the way, confounding progress and infuriating the public. Since the fall of 2001, author Elizabeth Greenspan has been documenting the drama—conducting interviews with neighborhood residents, architects, officials, rescue workers, and victims' relatives, as well as key New York players like uber-developer Larry Silverstein, and Governor Pataki. Here she provides a warts-and-all look at this pivotal decade—from the bitter feuding between city officials and victims' families, to the endless controversy over the memorial design, to the fraught tenth anniversary, against a still-unfinished building. Battle for Ground Zero is an exhaustively researched reminder of how long it took to put a brave face on the horror of 9/11.

Grenade

Author : Alan Gratz

ISBN10 : 1338245716

Publisher : Scholastic Inc.

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: Here it is! The hugely anticipated follow-up to Gratz's NYT bestselling, critically acclaimed phenomenon REFUGEE. This is another searing and heart-pounding look at kids making their way through war.

Report from Ground Zero

Author : Dennis Smith

ISBN10 : 1101213159

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 416

Category : History

Viewed : 703

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Book Summary: The tragic events of September 11, 2001, forever altered the American landscape, both figuratively and literally. Immediately after the jets struck the twin towers of the World Trade Center, Dennis Smith, a former firefighter, reported to Manhattan’s Ladder Co. 16 to volunteer in the rescue efforts. In the weeks that followed, Smith was present on the front lines, attending to the wounded, sifting through the wreckage, and mourning with New York’s devastated fire and police departments. This is Smith’s vivid account of the rescue efforts by the fire and police departments and emergency medical teams as they rushed to face a disaster that would claim thousands of lives. Smith takes readers inside the minds and lives of the rescuers at Ground Zero as he shares stories about these heroic individuals and the effect their loss had on their families and their companies. “It is,” says Smith, “the real and living history of the worst day in America since Pearl Harbor.” Written with drama and urgency, Report from Ground Zero honors the men and women who—in America’s darkest hours—redefined our understanding of courage.

Ground Zero

Author : Marc Kelly Smith

ISBN10 : 0810143097

Publisher : Northwestern University Press

Number of Pages : 80

Category : Poetry

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Book Summary: Inception and implosion, Chicago’s grit and grandiosity all come together in the finite poetic power of the original Slam igniter, renowned poet Marc Kelly Smith and his retrospect denotation, Ground Zero. A cultural, community, and adversarial figure, Smith has challenged the status quo and raised new questions about an environment in a state of continuous calamity. Smith’s power and influence have inspired celebrated figures who cut their teeth on both the stage and the page under his watchful eye—always speaking in the traditions of Carl Sandburg and Gwendolyn Brooks. Ground Zero challenges but pays homage to the thousand underbellies of Chicago with Smith’s wicked, cigarette-in-the-beer language: “I ain’t diggin’ no concrete coffin, / No backyard mausoleum / To keep me a pickle sweet aplenty / Plied with sardines and pork sausage wieners / Livin’ out the chance that some bubble-flesh victim / Will come puckered up and scabby lipped / To kiss me in the name of a new mankind.” Ground Zero leaves no doubt. The Slampapi / instigator / visionary / you-may-love-me-or-hate-me-but-my-history-will-always-be-chiseled-in-everything-the-poetry-world-does-next collects a survey of his land and his experience, no matter how beautiful or flawed. This book lets the landmines of imagery and Chicago’s slow and uneasy drawl showcase one of our most original voices.

Ground Zero

Author : Rani Naginder Kaur

ISBN10 : 1493115839

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation

Number of Pages : 133

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Critical comments on “Ground Zero” – short stories translated from Punjabi Diction /language of Rani Naginder’s short stories is poetic. It has a special reason being employed as a literary device. Characters populating her stories are victims of dilemma, alienation, melancholy, tension, and epitomize feelings of insecurity. Traditional language of fiction can’t capture the aforesaid shades of the human mind and condition. Poetic diction is quite robust and appropriate to express the internal but intense occurrences of these characters. Rani’s stories permeate not only with a wide variety of multi-linear subjects but also endow these with depth since she has exposure to both Eastern and Western cultures. Subjects such as disintegrated mental landscape, globalized venomous face of terrorism, constantly changing equation in human relationships, inability of humans to make enlightened decisions etc. and their fine knitting into a multi-dimensional tale by Rani Naginder has enlivened and transformed her story-telling to be contemporaneous – a mirror to modern times and humanity. No matter where Rani’s stories happen geographically, her laser like focus is human mind. Her medical background has helped her for getting a deeper peek into the human psyche. Happenings of “Ground Zero” are significant but Ground Zero occurring in the human mind is no less devastating and unbearable. Surinder Sohal/Daljit Mokha

Power at Ground Zero

Author : Lynne B. Sagalyn

ISBN10 : 0190607041

Publisher : Oxford University Press

Number of Pages : 800

Category : Social Science

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Book Summary: The destruction of the World Trade Center complex on 9/11 set in motion a chain of events that fundamentally transformed both the United States and the wider world. War has raged in the Middle East for a decade and a half, and Americans have become accustomed to surveillance, enhanced security, and periodic terrorist attacks. But the symbolic locus of the post-9/11 world has always been "Ground Zero"--the sixteen acres in Manhattan's financial district where the twin towers collapsed. While idealism dominated in the initial rebuilding phase, interest-group trench warfare soon ensued. Myriad battles involving all of the interests with a stake in that space-real estate interests, victims' families, politicians, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the federal government, community groups, architectural firms, and a panoply of ambitious entrepreneurs grasping for pieces of the pie-raged for over a decade, and nearly fifteen years later there are still loose ends that need resolution. In Power at Ground Zero, Lynne Sagalyn offers the definitive account of one of the greatest reconstruction projects in modern world history. Sagalyn is America's most eminent scholar of major urban reconstruction projects, and this is the culmination of over a decade of research. Both epic in scope and granular in detail, this is at base a classic New York story. Sagalyn has an extraordinary command over all of the actors and moving parts involved in the drama: the long parade of New York and New Jersey governors involved in the project, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, various Port Authority leaders, the ubiquitous real estate magnate Larry Silverstein, and architectural superstars like Santiago Calatrava and Daniel Libeskind. As she shows, political competition at the local, state, regional, and federal level along with vast sums of money drove every aspect of the planning process. But the reconstruction project was always about more than complex real estate deals and jockeying among local politicians. The symbolism of the reconstruction extended far beyond New York and was freighted with the twin tasks of symbolizing American resilience and projecting American power. As a result, every aspect was contested. As Sagalyn points out, while modern city building is often dismissed as cold-hearted and detached from meaning, the opposite was true at Ground Zero. Virtually every action was infused with symbolic significance and needed to be debated. The emotional dimension of 9/11 made this large-scale rebuilding effort unique; it supercharged the complexity of the rebuilding process with both sanctity and a truly unique politics. Covering all of this and more, Power at Ground Zero is sure to stand as the most important book ever written on the aftermath of arguably the most significant isolated event in the post-Cold War era.

Embracing Ground Zero

Author : Pavan Kumar

ISBN10 : 1636337775

Publisher : Notion Press

Number of Pages : 134

Category : Self-Help

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Book Summary: Are you a victim, or do you live according to your personal choice? Failures, setbacks, and disappointments are strong enough to turn us meek, submissive, disoriented, frustrated, and to make us lead a compromised life with no identity. On the contrary, these situations can also be turned into an opportunity to introspect, rebel, revolt, discover, aspire, resolve, and leap towards a greater future. This is a memoir of my life’s journey of defying failures, unshackling limitations, and challenging the self to discover inner strengths through a systemic approach, in order to achieve numerous goals and propel into a future of choice. I am not a celebrity, but I am definitely a hero of my own life and I will cherish and leave a legacy.

Ground Zero

Author : Dotman

ISBN10 : 1418482536

Publisher : Author House

Number of Pages : 276

Category : Philosophy

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Book Summary: Because there are codes, intellectuals and artists from all parts of the world have been in conflict from time immemorial till today. They ponder on how to answer questions spurred by the progressing tendencies toward the emancipation of humans from frailties, and mysteries that remain unresolved till today. Some predict a less conflicting future, the Anti-Christ, others fear the loss of the cultural diversity of humanity, and some express bias toward secularity and religion. Eventually, at the point where major ideological conflicts gave rise to todays controversies, a new fire of ideology flared up in Dotman, and he shares with us here where one would not have expected, at border lines not only between every single human today, but where the religions foundations of cultures are considered. In the midst of beliefs, labeled esoteric, beyond ones own cultural world, home, knowledge, and ingenuity, he found a powerful incident knowledge that is so anomalous and converging and so inspiring, more than any right from time he has so far lived in the world. This zero is structured to use the works of the geniuses, but care was taken in the design of the zero so that codes were identified and decoded with tools created in the zero.

Ground Zero

Author : Ian Wisby

ISBN10 : 1479799629

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation

Number of Pages : 219

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: In 2015, Australia became a republic. More than eight years later, terrorism in Australia has increased. Because of this, a new counter-terrorism fighting agency was developed to combat the terror threats. Special Agent Frank Hewitt, a retired Army veteran, has been put in charge of an elite team of intelligence operatives to conduct terrorism related investigations. But, in the wake of an upcoming peace treaty, a new group of terrorists have taken possession of a shipment of nuclear material and plan to construct a dirty bomb. However, after an unexpected twist, Frank Hewitt now faces an unlikely enemy.

God @ Ground Zero

Author : Ray Giunta

ISBN10 : 1418560804

Publisher : Thomas Nelson

Number of Pages : 224

Category : Religion

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Book Summary: Amazing stories of how God triumphed in the lives of many who were devastated by 9/11.

Ground Zero

Author : Jason Logan Francella

ISBN10 : 1452064628

Publisher : AuthorHouse

Number of Pages : 156

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: Ground Zero started out as a journey of self discovery just after my mind was stolen and personal identity vanished while I was incarcerated and tortured for alleged crime that never was in Daytona Beach Florida on Cinco de Mayo 2008. After being on the county trial docket innocently for 17 months the charges of criminal mischief were finally dropped. However the journey of self discovery had taken a greater meaning and still continues today. In the process of rediscovering myself, my journey has encompassed facts and events that were unimaginable which I have also documented in my findings to date. So the jury is out for you to be the judge and fill in the blanks of the discovery and findings that I have embarked upon to this point in my journey.

Ground Zero

Author : F. Paul Wilson

ISBN10 : 9781429919890

Publisher : Macmillan

Number of Pages : 368

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: On September 11, 2001, a man drifts in a boat off lower Manhattan as the towers burn. He removes a small box from his pocket and presses a button. As he waits for the south tower to collapse, he thinks: The vast majority will blame the collapse on the crazy Arabs who hijacked the planes and the Islamic extremists who funded them—the obvious choice. A few will notice inconsistencies and point fingers elsewhere, blaming the government or Big Oil or some other powerful but faceless entity. No one—absolutely no one—will guess the truth behind the who and why of this day. Years later, someone does. Repairman Jack's childhood friend, Weezy Connell (the genius girl from the Tor Teen novel, Jack: Secret Histories), has started fitting together the pieces of the puzzle and anonymously posting her conclusions on the Web. But she can't stay anonymous forever. Someone is after her. Jack becomes involved in her troubles and in the paranoid mazes of the 9/11 Truth Movement, where conspiracy theories point in every direction. They're all wrong. The truth is stranger, darker, and more evil than anyone can imagine. It involves the cosmic shadow war into which Jack has been drafted. And if the plot behind it--millennia in the planning--succeeds, it will forever change life on this Earth. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Ground Zero Dogs

Author : Meish Goldish

ISBN10 : 1617726435

Publisher : Bearport Publishing

Number of Pages : 32

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

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Book Summary: Omar Rivera, an office worker who is blind, and his guide dog, Salty, were on the 71st story of the World Trade Center’s North Tower on the morning of September 11, 2001 when terrorists hijacked two planes and crashed them into the World Trade Center towers. Omar’s coworkers raced to the stairway to escape the burning building. With chaos all around, Omar told his dog to guide him down the stairs. Would Salty be able to lead his owner to safety? In this book, young readers will meet the brave dogs that helped people during and after the deadly terrorist attack. From guide dogs that calmly led their owners to safety, to the 300 search-and-rescue dogs that used their powerful sense of smell to try to find survivors in the rubble, these incredible animals were part of the largest canine rescue operation in U.S. history. With true stories and full-color photographs of dogs working at Ground Zero, this book is sure to appeal to dog lovers everywhere.