Journalist Garrett Graff talks about his new book, “The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11,” which provides a comprehensive account of Sept. 11 through hundreds of interviews with government officials, first responders, survivors, friends and family members.
Graff weaves together the unforgettable testimonies of those who found themselves caught at the center of an unprecedented human drama — from the firefighters who streamed into the smoke-filled stairwells of the Twin Towers to the fighter pilots scrambled from air bases across the Northeast to the teachers who evacuated children blocks from the World Trade Center and to stricken family members trapped helplessly on the ground.
Graff is a distinguished magazine journalist and historian who writes about politics, technology and national security and is the author of multiple books, including “The First Campaign: Globalization, the Web and the Race for the White House,” “The Threat Matrix: The FBI At War in the Age of Global Terror” and “Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself — While the Rest of Us Die.”
A book signing will follow the program.
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