SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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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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"... stripped off and folded up like wrapping paper during the collapse of the buildings."
David Shayt
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"...The whole back of the fire truck had melted."
William Yeingst





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