As the 10 year anniversary of 9/11 arrives, we have been bombarded with a cursory rehashing of the act itself, a review of what Al Qaeda is, first hand interviews and more. But there is a better way you can remember the day. Delve into whatever aspect of the tragedy has brought up questions in your mind by reading a book.
Reading will give you more than 15 minutes of commercial interrupted platitudes. Books are the only way you can dive into the various stories of tragedy, heroism, murderers, victims, pictures, and history that led to the fateful day. Here are a few suggestions.
- Called: Hello, My Name Is Mrs. Jefferson. I Understand Your Plane Is Being Hijacked. 9:45 Am, Flight 93, September 11, 2001
- A Decade of Hope: Stories of Grief and Endurance from 9/11 Families and Friends
- The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
- Reluctant Hero: A 9/11 Survivor Speaks Out About That Unthinkable Day, What He’s Learned, How He’s Struggled, and What No One Should Ever Forget
- One Nation: America Remembers September 11, 2001
- 9/11: The World Speaks
- The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
- Touching History: The Untold Story of the Drama That Unfolded in the Skies Over America on 9/11
- A Place of Remembrance: Official Book of the National September 11 Memorial
- The Submission: A Novel
- The Eleventh Day: The Full Story of 9/11 and Osama bin Laden