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Hardcover Above Hallowed Ground: A Photographic Record of September 11, 2001 Book

ISBN: 0670031712

ISBN13: 9780670031719

Above Hallowed Ground: A Photographic Record of September 11, 2001

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On the morning of September 11th, a new kind of horror shook the world. Terrorists crashed two passenger airliners into the World Trade Center in the worst attack on U.S. soil in the nation's history.... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Must have this one.

The photos are the best on the area. The one that scared me was the one where Dave takes a picture of himself in the glass and then a few seconds later a beam falls where he was just standing. The photos of the jet pieces all over the ground and the thick dust that was everywhere makes it all real and all the more haunting and terrible. But we must have these in front of us, because what happens, we forget. Let's not forget. Those people don't deserve that.

Very detailed photos

If you live or used to live somewhere in the New York area, you might have a grim desire for a book that shows exactly how the WTC attacks affected specific shops, buildings, blocks, etc. that you knew and loved, not just how terrible the effects were in general.The NYPD book shows how the attacks affected the little sailboats in the marinas near the WTC, what the attacks did to the daycare center, what the "bad side" of the Winter Garden looked like, etc.

Highly recommended

In the immediate aftermath of the 911 attacks of 2001, a group of photographs, taken by members of the press, were run and rerun over the media. This book contains a collection of photographs that were not immediately available to the press, these were the pictures taken by the men and women of the New York Police Department. This book contains 192 pages of color pictures that show the horror, the hope and the determination seen at Ground Zero that day. If you are interested in what happened that day, and want to see photos that you have never seen before, then I highly recommend this book to you!

"Oversaturation" you say? You've not seen these before.

Absolutely breathtaking and even though the events have been well-recorded and replayed ad nauseum, you will gain a new, harrowing, touching, moving perspective on the events at Ground Zero over the past year. The book contains previously unpublished photographs taken by members of the New York City Police Department during the attacks on the twin towers and during the excavation of Ground Zero. Many photographs in the beginning of the book were taken from the air in NYPD helicopters assigned to circle over the city from the air in search of additional rogue airplanes, providing images from angles yet etched into memory. Imagine viewing the smoke and fire billowing from the towers against a clear, cerulean blue, cloudless sky. Words do not do this book justice. The pictures are absolutely moving and of superior technical quality. Captions are succinct yet factual so even those not familiar with the city can get their bearings by well-known landmarks. I plan to add this book to my collection of journalistic records of life as a baby-boomer to be passed down throughout the generations as a transcript of the various historical events that have changed and continue to change the world in which we live.

A stunning pictorial study of that terrible day...

This book, by the official photographers of the NYPD, shows you what the officers on the ground and in the air saw on 9-11-2001 and its aftermath. These photos have never before been published, and they are completely stunning due to the photographers proximity to the event. This book is highly recommended for anyone who desires to see a stunning pictorial study of the tragic, senseless events of 9/11.
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