By William Langewiesche
Chosen as the most effective books of 2002 by means of The big apple Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Sun-Times
Within days after September eleven, 2001, William Langewiesche had secured particular, unrestricted, round the clock entry to the realm exchange heart website. American Ground is a travel of this extreme, ephemeral international and people who improvised the restoration attempt daily, and within the procedure reinvented themselves, researching unknown strengths and weaknesses. In all of its aspects--emotionalism, impulsiveness, opportunism, territoriality, resourcefulness, and primary, cacophonous democracy--Langewiesche unearths the unbuilding to be uniquely American and oddly inspiring, a portrait of resilience and ingenuity within the face of catastrophe.
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