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Books with 9-11 themes:

Sunday, July 14, 2002

At the scene

"Report From Ground Zero: The Story of the Rescue Efforts at the World Trade Center" by Dennis Smith (Viking, $24.95). Retired New York firefighter and author of "Report From Engine Co. 82," the author volunteered at Ground Zero and knew many of the rescue workers.

"Last Man Down" by Richard Picciotto and Daniel Paisner (Berkley, $24.95). Picciotto is a battalion commander with the New York Fire Department who survived the collapse of the North Tower.


"Covering Catastrophe: How Broadcast Journalists Reported Sept. 11, 2001" (Bonus Books, $24.95). First-person accounts from reporters and producers on the day's events.

"Inside 9-11: What Happened?" by the staff of Der Spiegel (St. Martin's Press, $24.95). Reporting from the German news magazine, including accounts of terrorist activities in Germany and elsewhere leading up to the attacks.

"Running Toward Danger: Stories Behind the Breaking News of 9/11" by the Newseum; foreword by Tom Brokaw (Rowman & Littlefield, $29.95). Includes interviews with Western Pennsylvania reporters and photographers on the scene in Shanksville.

"September 11, 2001: American Writers Respond"; edited by William Heyen (Etruscan Press, $19). A wide range of literary responses from poetry to a first-person account by John Updike, who witnessed the collapses of the World Trade Center towers from a rooftop in Brooklyn.


"Portraits: 9/11/01: The Collected Portraits of Grief from The New York Times" (Times Books, $30). The subtitle tells all: The brief obituaries of the WTC victims written by Times staffers.

"The September 11 Photo Project"; edited by Michael Feldschuh (ReganBooks, $29.95). A gallery in SoHo collected and displayed photographs and other visual materials that emerged from that day. This is a sampling of the nearly 4,000 submissions.

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