SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"... I felt as if I was on Antarctica, at an Antarctic base of some kind."
David Shayt

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"...when September 11 happened she knew what she had to do to create this book."
Helena Wright
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"Preservation for posterity, whose uses we can't even, or ought to imagine"
David Shayt





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Three identification cards belonging to Dr. Paul Wesley Ambrose, they were recovered with his remains...
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