SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...not the sort of thing we would collect unless it had some extraordinary, iridescent story."
David Shayt

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"...the broader question of terrorism at the World Trade Center."
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"Now the challenge is to find the larger context that this all fits in..."
William Yeingst





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