The Curious Autodidact

March 5, 2012

9-11: a book, a video, and an audio file

Filed under: book related,cool internet stuff,media related,social justice — Honilima @ 11:37 pm

Amy Waldman’s novel Submission was lauded when it first came out as her fiction debut. It is a brilliantly told story of the committee tasked to choose what the memorial would be for 9-11 in New York City. It is a highly charged read about race relations in our country and what emotions different characters on and off the committee experience as they near a decision about the appropriate memorial for this national tragedy. Here is a small excerpt of her book. It is one of the best novels I read all last year.

After you’ve read this you might want to watch this YouTube piece called “Boatlift” that details how all watercraft was employed to evacuate NYC on September 11th 2001. This is an incredible piece revealing another lesser known part of heroism demonstrated that day.

It was just before the tenth anniversary last fall that the 9/11 tapes audio recordings from the Federal Aviation Administration (F.A.A.), North American Aerospace Defense Command (Norad) and American Airlines from the morning of Sept. 11, 2001 were released. It is an incredible piece of history to listen to and listening to the operator and flight attendant who were incredible while under intense pressure.


Leave a Comment »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at

%d bloggers like this: