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American Ground by William Langewiesche

American Ground by William Langewiesche

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Journalist William Langewiesche had unrestricted access to Ground Zero and the crew involved in the cleanup of the World Trade Center collapse. This story centres on the clear-up operation, as he accompanied engineers, labourers, rescue workers and city officials as they brought order to chaos.

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From the only journalist with unrestricted access to Ground Zero, the story of the cleanup of the World Trade Centre. Uniquely, William Langewiesche has had complete and unrestricted access to Ground Zero and the crew involved in the cleanup of the World Trade Centre collapse. Throughout the urgent and often dangerous effort, he accompanied the engineers, labourers, rescue workers and city officials as they brought order to a land of chaos. AMERICAN GROUND is a tour of the interlocking circles of this Dantesque world. With the knowledge and passion for which his reportage is known, Langewiesche anatomises the physical details of the collapse and deconstruction, capturing the contests of politics and personality that were its aftershock. At the centre of the book is the team of engineers, many of them instrumental in building the towers, who now had to orchestrate their disassembly. As the difficult work of extracting the rubble and the thousands of dead got underway, firefighters, police, widows, bureaucrats and profiteers attempted to claim the work - and the tragedy - as their own. In all of its aspects - emotionalism, impulsiveness, corruption, territoriality, ingenuity and fundamental, cacophonous democracy - Langewiesche reveals the story of the deconstruction to be uniquely American and oddly inspiring, a portrait of resilience and improvisation in the face of disaster.

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SKU GOR001915741
Title American Ground
Author By (author) William Langewiesche
Contributor N/A
Condition GOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
Year Published 2003
Page Number 208
ISBN 0743239695
ISBN13 9780743239691
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes N/A
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.

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