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The Resource The 9/11 Commission report : final report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States

The 9/11 Commission report : final report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States

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The 9/11 Commission report : final report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States
Title
The 9/11 Commission report
Title remainder
final report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States
Statement of responsibility
National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States
Title variation
  • Nine/Eleven Commission report, final report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States
  • Nine/Eleven Commission report
  • Final report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States
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Subject
Language
eng
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  • ALA Notable Book, 2005.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2004.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2004
Review
/* Starred Review */ With a grave resolve that perfectly balances the enormous stakes with the necessity of delving into minutiae, this historic book describes the mechanics of the horrific attacks on the United States and recommends measures for preventing further strikes. Without trivializing any of the events or diminishing the people involved, it reads like a Shakespearean drama. The authors, with grim but charged dispassion, unspool paragraph after paragraph dramatizing the arrival of "muscle hijackers" (as opposed to pilots), the thinking of CIA director George Tenet (regularly referred to, along with most other players here, simply by last name) and plot co-coordinator Khalid Sheikh Mohammad ("KSM") among thousands of others, and the other ways and means by which a "foreign" incursion caused catastrophic domestic damage. Distilling an enormous amount of information in plain language, with unerring pitch and a perfect feel for when to gloss ("Dubai, a modern city with easy access to a major airport..."), the book's implied narrator sticks as close as possible to how real people made real decisions, and, when stymied in considering a factor or set of factors, is willing to say so. In so doing, this multi-author document produces an absolutely compelling narrative intelligence, one with clarity, a sense of shared mission and an overriding desire to do something about the situation. At the same time, with quotational chapter headings like " 'We Have Some Planes' " and " 'The System Was Blinking Red,' " the authors never forget that they are communicating in a medium that has a lot of stylistic resources for holding one's attention; they draw liberally on the most tried and true. Given what hangs in the balance, it is not a stretch to compare this document to The Federalist Papers , in the sense that the book is designed to foster the debate by which the country will reimagine itself through its bureaucracy. (July 22) --Staff (Reviewed August 16, 2004) (Publishers Weekly, vol 251, issue 33, p56)
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  • Kean, Thomas H
  • Hamilton, Lee H
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  • Qaida (Organization)
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Intelligence service
  • National security
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-
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final report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States
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The 9/11 Commission report : final report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States
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Publication
Note
Chairman of the National Commission was Thomas H. Kean. Vice-Chairman was Lee H. Hamilton
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 449-567)
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Authorized ed.
Extent
xviii, 567 p.
Isbn
9780393326710
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) SITE1-21943
  • (OCoLC)55992298
Label
The 9/11 Commission report : final report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States
Publication
Note
Chairman of the National Commission was Thomas H. Kean. Vice-Chairman was Lee H. Hamilton
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 449-567)
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Authorized ed.
Extent
xviii, 567 p.
Isbn
9780393326710
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) SITE1-21943
  • (OCoLC)55992298

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