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American Ground : UnBuilding the World Trade Center - 02 edition

American Ground : UnBuilding the World Trade Center (ISBN10: 0865476756; ISBN13: 9780865476752)
ISBN13: 978-0865476752
ISBN10: 0865476756

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ISBN13: 978-0865475823
ISBN10: 0865475822

Summary: Within days after September 11, 2001, William Langewiesche had secured unique, unrestricted, round-the-clock access to the World Trade Center site. American Ground is a tour of this intense, ephemeral world and those who improvised the recovery effort day by day, and in the process reinvented themselves, discovering unknown strengths and weaknesses. In all of its aspects--emotionalism, impulsiveness, opportunism, territoriality, resourcefulness, and fundamental, caco ...show morephonous democracy--Langewiesche reveals the unbuilding to be uniquely American and oddly inspiring, a portrait of resilience and ingenuity in the face of disaster. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 02
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: North Point Press
Published: 09/28/2003
International: No

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