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The result is “American Ground: Unbuilding the World Trade Center,” a comprehensive look at the inner workings of the World Trade Center. American Ground has ratings and 65 reviews. Mickey said: This is one of those books that you read at a feverish pace for a few days and then, when fi. In American Ground: Unbuilding the World Trade Center, William Langewiesche describes in detail the cleanup and recovery at Ground Zero following the.

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This book reminded me a lot of another book by a journalist following another big story: The book also covered the development of hero worship from the dead to hero worship of the living and how that played tradd. William Langewiesche talked about his book The Atomic Bazaar: Most fascinating, though, Langewiesche takes readers right inside the smoking Pile, as he joins workers on dangerous underground expeditions to see whether the slurry walls that keep out the Hudson will hold, or whether freon might be leaking from underground refrigerators.

William Langewiesche is an American author and journalist, and was a professional airplane pilot for many sorld. Publisher’s Grlund Review Langewiesche had unrestricted access to Manhattan’s Ground Zero during the post-September 11 cleanup, and his triptych of articles originally published in the Atlantic Monthly takes readers through what became known to its denizens as the Pile, from the moment of destruction to the departure of the last truckload of rubble from the ruins a little less than nine months later.

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William Langewiesche, when writing American Ground, not only told a story of ingenuity, and strength, but also one which is tragic in surprising ways, and important when facing the future. My introduction to Langewiesche was viewing American Experience. At pages it’s almost too brief, but that’s forgivable because it was originally a trilogy of Atlantic Monthly articles, and it makes up for unbuildinh size by packing in tons of engrossing details and fascinating anecdotes.

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My job was to observe for them, not as an ‘objective’ journalist or an earnest encyclopedist, but more teade in the first person, as their agent on the ground.

American Ground: Unbuilding the World Trade Center by William Langewiesche

May 07, Fred Gumminger rated it it was amazing. Discover what to read next. Most fascinating, though, Langewiesche takes readers right inside the smoking Pile, as he joins workers on dangerous underground expeditions to see whether the slurry walls that keep out the Hudson will hold, or whether freon might be leaking from underground refrigerators.

Sep 02, Tiffany Hawk rated it it was amazing. With the “knowledge and passion as well as This book is important for several reasons. The language is refre This is one of the best nonfiction pieces I’ve ever read. Dec 20, William rated it liked it Shelves: He writes clearly and lucidly regarding one of the most chaotic clean ups in US history.

The exposure in the Atlantic and widespread review coverage may help this elegantly written and unique September 11 book rise toward the top. Apr 29, Alex rated it really liked it.

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American Ground: Unbuilding the World Trade Center

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. They are also emotional and territorial, as firemen, police, widows, and officials attempt to claim the tragedy-and the difficult work of extracting the rubble and the thousands of dead buried there-as their own. William Langewiesche talked about his book The Outlaw Sea: Gfound has written articles covering events such as the World Trade Center cleanup, a three-part series which was published as the book American Ground.

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He gives information about individual people, and interesting facts about the pile itself. He has literally followed in the footsteps of engineers, “deconstruction” workers, firemen, and city officials as they tackle the mind-numbing task of bringing order to an instance of chaos unprecedented on our soil.

There’s also a frank account of the tensions between police and firefighters at Ground Zero. The most morbid part about this book is something that is present but wasn’t addressed in because it wasn’t an issue yet, the health problems that developed because of the conditions at ground zero after the attacks. His technical narration of the planes hitting the Twin Towers had me hooked.

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This is a genuinely monumental story, told without melodrama, an intimate depiction thf ordinary Americans reacting to grand-scale tragedy at their best-and sometimes their worst. Recommended to Jeanetta by: To ask other readers questions about American Groundplease sign up.