A Decade of Hope: Stories of Grief and Endurance from 9/11 Families and Friends

A Decade of Hope: Stories of Grief and Endurance from 9/11 Families and Friends

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This year marks the tenth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, an occasion that is sure to be observed around the world. But among the memorials, political speeches, and news editorials, the most pressing consideration-and often the most overlooked-is the lives and well-being of the 9/11 first responders, their families, and the victims' families over the past decade.

Dennis Smith, a former firefighter and the author of the bestselling Report from Ground Zero, addresses this important topic in a series of interviews with the heroes and families of those most affected by the tragedy either through feats of bravery in the rescue efforts or heroic bearing up in the face of unimaginable loss. Smith provides an intimate look at a terrible moment in history and its challenging and difficult aftermath, allowing these survivors to share their stories of loss, endurance, and resilience in their own words. A Decade of Hope is an honest and vitally important look at a decade in the lives of those for whom a national tragedy was a devastatingly personal ordeal.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452634050
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 09/30/2011
Edition description: Library - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

D. Smith, Professor of Sociology, Loughborough University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction xv

Former Chief of Department, FDNY Dan Nigro 1

Police Commissioner of New York City Ray Kelly 16

Chief Medical Officer for the EMS of the FDNY David Prezant 28

FDNY Retired Deputy Chief Jay Jonas 52

Former New York City High School Principal Ada Rosario Dolch 62

Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives Peter King 82

FDNY Retired Firefighter Lee Ielpi 98

FDNY Firefighter Brendan Ielpi 115

Retired NYPD Police Officer Jim Smith 128

Businessman and Musician Dan D'Allara 139

FDNY Firefighter Zack Fletcher 149

FDNY Firefighter Ken Haskell 163

Hotel Executive in New York City Michael Burke 182

New York City Schoolteacher Talat Hamdani 200

Former Paralegal Toni Ann Caroll 215

Retired FDNY Captain John Vigiano 225

Attorney and 9/11 Activist Debra Burlingame 244

Cofounder of the Steven Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation George Siller 258

Public Relations Executive Jay Winuk 270

Team Member of a New York City Hedge Fund Akiko Takahashi 283

Real Estate Executive Ray Habib 294

Cofounders of the Brooke Jackman Foundation Robert Barbara Jackman Erin Jackman 304

Cofounders of the Cat MacRae Memorial Fund Cameron Ann MacRae 315

Founder of the Marie Rose Abad Village in Manila, the Philippines Rudy Abad 327

Community Activist Sally Regenhard 341

9/11 Tribute Organizations Mentioned in A Decade of Hope 363

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A Decade of Hope: Stories of Grief and Endurance from 9/11 Families and Friends 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Recounts were not well written. After reading one or two the rest sounded like a duplicate of the previous. Would not recommend this writing.
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