The Only Plane in the Sky

An Oral History of 9/11

Ranked #3 in 9/11, Ranked #4 in Copenhagensee more rankings.

The first comprehensive oral history of September 11, 2001—a panoramic narrative woven from the voices of Americans on the front lines of an unprecedented national trauma.

Over the past eighteen years, monumental literature has been published about 9/11, from Lawrence Wright’s The Looming Tower, which traced the rise of al-Qaeda, to The 9/11 Commission Report, the government’s definitive factual retrospective of the attacks. But one perspective has been missing up to this point—a 360-degree account of the day told through the voices of the people who experienced...

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Alex Whitcomb @vermontgmg And if you love it, just buy his book already. I did: (Source)

Andrew Feinberg @reagan_values Graff’s 9/11 book is fantastic. (Source)

Joe Walsh “The Only Plane In The Sky: An Oral History of 9/11.” Simply an amazing read. Buy this book. Read this book. Keep this book. Thank you @vermontgmg for writing this book. (Source)

Scott Detrow A new book review from me on this 9/11 anniversary. "The Only Plane In The Sky" is excruciating, emotional reading. And that's the point. (Source)

Mary Burkey It’s a spectacular production from the printed book. It was an incredible labour of love and meticulous care, with 45 actors and Holter Graham doing the surrounding narrative. The integration of all that material is extraordinary. (Source)

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