• 1 septembre 2001, États-Unis. Quatre avions disparaissent des radars.
    À leur bord, des pirates de l'air s'apprêtent à commettre l'attentat le plus meurtrier jamais perpétré sur le sol américain. Entre 8 et 10 heures du matin, le monde entier suit la tragédie en direct à la télévision. Les images des avions s'écrasant sur le World Trade Center et le Pentagone marquent toute une génération.
    Les tours jumelles s'effondrent en 102 minutes à peine. L'incendie s'éteindra 100 jours plus tard. Pour les États-Unis, c'est le début d'une guerre de 20 ans.
    L'historien Garrett M. Graff fait oeuvre de mémoire. Grâce à plus de 500 témoignages sélectionnés parmi des milliers de transcriptions et d'enregistrements, le 11 septembre est raconté en direct, minute par minute, par ceux qui l'ont vécu.
    Dans ce témoignage collectif exceptionnel se répondent les voix des pompiers, des occupants des tours, des passagers des avions détournés, des contrôleurs aériens et de l'entourage du président Bush.
    UNE EXPÉRIENCE DE LECTURE IMMERSIVE ET BOULEVERSANTE

  • THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Incredibly evocative and compelling." - The Washington Post "The most moving and chilling oral history you will read." - The Times "Astonishing book about an astonishing, terrifying atrocity, relived in real time by those who were there. I read it in one sitting & was utterly gripped from start to finish." - Piers Morgan "The most vivid portrait of 9/11 I''ve ever read."- Mike Morell, former deputy director of the CIA ** Updated 20th Anniversary edition ** The Only Plane in the Sky is nothing less than the first comprehensive oral history of 9/11, drawing on transcripts, declassified documents and interviews from nearly 500 people. While there has been so much published about 9/11 over the last two decades, the most important book has been missing until now: a 360-degree account of the day told through the voices of the people who experienced it. In New York, first responders confront a scene of unimaginable chaos at the Twin Towers. From a secret bunker beneath the White House, Dick Cheney and Condoleezza Rice watch for incoming planes on radar. In the offices of the Pentagon, top officials feel the violent tremor as their headquarters come under attack. Poignant and powerful, The Only Plane in the Sky captures the event that shocked the world from the people who lived it. Read the true stories of the father and son working on separate floors in the North Tower; the firefighter who rushes to the scene to search for his wife; the telephone operator who keeps her promise to share a passenger''s last words with his family; the chaplain who sacrifices his own life to perform last rites as the Twin Towers collapse; the teachers evacuating terrified children from schools mere blocks from the World Trade Center; the generals at the Pentagon who break down and weep when they are barred from rushing into the burning building to try and rescue their colleagues. All in their own words. The Only Plane in the Sky is a unique, profound, and searing exploration of humanity on a day that changed the course of history, and all of our lives, 20 years ago.

  • Draws on hundreds of interviews and once-secret documents to deliver the riveting, untold story of the FBI's secret battles in the war on terror--both outside the United States and inside the U.S. government--highlighting the tensions between the FBI and CIA. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

  • Draws on hundreds of interviews and once-secret documents to deliver the untold story of the FBI's secret battles in the war on terror--both outside the United States and inside the U.S. government--highlighting the tensions between the FBI and CIA.

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