The Only Plane in the Sky

" The Sun "Although many years have passed since 9/11, this book, told with such immediacy, brings so vividly back to mind the shock of that day, and why it continues to shape the tragic history that has followed.

The Only Plane in the Sky

"Although many years have passed since 9/11, this book, told with such immediacy, brings so vividly back to mind the shock of that day, and why it continues to shape the tragic history that has followed." -Lawrence Wright, author of The Looming Tower "The Only Plane in the Sky is a stunning and important work-chilling, heartbreaking-and I cannot stop thinking about it. To hear the voices of those who survived, and those who did not, it is so moving and powerful. I learned so much and am so thankful for this book." - Anderson Cooper, anchor, CNN Of all the books about 9/11 one has been missing until now - a panoramic narrative from the men and women caught up in the unprecedented human drama of that terrible day. The Only Plane in the Skyis nothing less than the first comprehensive oral history of 9/11, deftly woven and told in the voices of ordinary people grappling with extraordinary events. Drawing on never-before-published transcripts, recently declassified documents, new and archived interviews from nearly five hundred people, historian Garrett Graff skillfully tells the story of the day as it was lived. It begins in the predawn hours of airports in the Northeast, where we meet the ticket agents who unknowingly usher terrorists onto their flights. In New York, first responders confront a scene of unimaginable chaos at the Twin Towers. From a secret bunker beneath the White House, Dick Cheney and Condoleezza Rice watch for incoming planes on radar. In the offices of the Pentagon, top officials feel the violent tremor as their headquarters come under attack. We hear the stories of the father and son working on separate floors in the North Tower; the firefighter who rushes to the scene to search for his wife; the telephone operator who keeps her promise to share a passenger's last words with his family; the chaplain who stays on the scene to perform last rites, losing his own life when the Towers collapse; the teachers evacuating terrified children from schools mere blocks from the World Trade Center; the generals at the Pentagon who break down and weep when they are barred from rushing into the burning building to try and rescue their colleagues. The Only Plane in the Skyis a unique, profound, and searing exploration of humanity on a day that changed the course of history, and all of our lives.

The Only Plane in the Sky

" The Sun "Although many years have passed since 9/11, this book, told with such immediacy, brings so vividly back to mind the shock of that day, and why it continues to shape the tragic history that has followed.

The Only Plane in the Sky

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Incredibly evocative and compelling." The Washington Post "A hugely powerful new book." Dan Snow "The most moving and chilling oral history you will read." The Times "Astonishing book about an astonishing, terrifying atrocity, relived in real time by those who were there. I read it in one sitting & was utterly gripped from start to finish." Piers Morgan "An American academic has meticulously pieced together testimony from those who were there, using declassified documents and having conducted hundreds of new interviews. The resulting book is a harrowing picture of a day that changed history." The Sun "Although many years have passed since 9/11, this book, told with such immediacy, brings so vividly back to mind the shock of that day, and why it continues to shape the tragic history that has followed." Lawrence Wright, author of The Looming Tower "The Only Plane in the Sky is a stunning and important work-chilling, heartbreaking-and I cannot stop thinking about it. To hear the voices of those who survived, and those who did not, it is so moving and powerful. I learned so much and am so thankful for this book." Anderson Cooper, Anchor, CNN Of all the books about 9/11 one has been missing until now - a panoramic narrative from the men and women caught up in the unprecedented human drama of that terrible day. The Only Plane in the Sky is nothing less than the first comprehensive oral history of 9/11, deftly woven and told in the voices of ordinary people grappling with extraordinary events. Drawing on never-before-published transcripts, recently declassified documents, new and archived interviews from nearly five hundred people, historian Garrett Graff skillfully tells the story of the day as it was lived. It begins in the predawn hours of airports in the Northeast, where we meet the ticket agents who unknowingly usher terrorists onto their flights. In New York, first responders confront a scene of unimaginable chaos at the Twin Towers. From a secret bunker beneath the White House, Dick Cheney and Condoleezza Rice watch for incoming planes on radar. In the offices of the Pentagon, top officials feel the violent tremor as their headquarters come under attack. We hear the stories of the father and son working on separate floors in the North Tower; the firefighter who rushes to the scene to search for his wife; the telephone operator who keeps her promise to share a passenger's last words with his family; the chaplain who stays on the scene to perform last rites, losing his own life when the Towers collapse; the teachers evacuating terrified children from schools mere blocks from the World Trade Center; the generals at the Pentagon who break down and weep when they are barred from rushing into the burning building to try and rescue their colleagues. The Only Plane in the Sky is a unique, profound, and searing exploration of humanity on a day that changed the course of history, and all of our lives.

The Only Plane in the Sky

September 11, 2001, is a day that many people remember well, and though nearly two decades have passed, it is still a sensitive topic and difficult to discuss in-depth. What made your book group choose The Only Plane in the Sky, ...

The Only Plane in the Sky

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “This is history at its most immediate and moving…A marvelous and memorable book.” —Jon Meacham ​“Remarkable…A priceless civic gift…On page after page, a reader will encounter words that startle, or make him angry, or heartbroken.” —The Wall Street Journal “Had me turning each page with my heart in my throat…There’s been a lot written about 9/11, but nothing like this. I urge you to read it.” —Katie Couric The first comprehensive oral history of September 11, 2001—a panoramic narrative woven from voices on the front lines of an unprecedented national trauma. Over the past eighteen years, monumental literature has been published about 9/11, from Lawrence Wright’s The Looming Tower to The 9/11 Commission Report. But one perspective has been missing up to this point—a 360-degree account of the day told through firsthand. Now, in The Only Plane in the Sky, Garrett Graff tells the story of the day as it was lived—in the words of those who lived it. Drawing on never-before-published transcripts, declassified documents, original interviews, and oral histories from nearly five hundred government officials, first responders, witnesses, survivors, friends, and family members, he paints the most vivid and human portrait of the September 11 attacks yet. Beginning in the predawn hours of airports in the Northeast, we meet the ticket agents who unknowingly usher terrorists onto their flights, and the flight attendants inside the hijacked planes. In New York, first responders confront a scene of unimaginable horror at the Twin Towers. From a secret bunker under the White House, officials watch for incoming planes on radar. Aboard unarmed fighter jets in the air, pilots make a pact to fly into a hijacked airliner if necessary to bring it down. In the skies above Pennsylvania, civilians aboard United 93 make the ultimate sacrifice in their place. Then, as the day moves forward and flights are grounded nationwide, Air Force One circles the country alone, its passengers isolated and afraid. More than simply a collection of eyewitness testimonies, The Only Plane in the Sky is the historic narrative of how ordinary people grappled with extraordinary events in real time: the father and son caught on different ends of the impact zone; the firefighter searching for his wife who works at the World Trade Center; the operator of in-flight telephone calls who promises to share a passenger’s last words with his family; the beloved FDNY chaplain who bravely performs last rites for the dying, losing his own life when the Towers collapse; and the generals at the Pentagon who break down and weep when they are barred from trying to rescue their colleagues. At once a powerful tribute to the courage of everyday Americans and an essential addition to the literature of 9/11, The Only Plane in the Sky weaves together the unforgettable personal experiences of the men and women who found themselves caught at the center of an unprecedented human drama. The result is a unique, profound, and searing exploration of humanity on a day that changed the course of history, and all of our lives.

Summary Analysis of The Only Plane in the Sky

Key Takeaway: The first plane was heard at about 8:46 a.m. As the day began and people filed into the World Trade Center, thousands of employees, contractors, and visitors ... (David Kravette, The Only Plane in the Sky, Chapter 5, p.

Summary   Analysis of The Only Plane in the Sky

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. SNAP Summaries is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. If you are the author, publisher, or representative of the original work, please contact info[at]snapsummaries[dot]com with any questions or concerns. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/2MGgcpV Garrett M. Graff has taken his cues from the witness statements that form the bones and marrow of the story, skillfully threading together the drama and pain in the words of those left behind. It’s a historical masterpiece that preserves the essence of American resilience, through the shock and heartbreak thrust upon the nation on September 11, 2001. What does this SNAP Summary Include? - Synopsis of the original book - Key takeaways from each chapter - How 9/11 unraveled through the eyes of firefighters, public servants, and dozens of other witnesses - How the President's office, the FAA, and other authorities reacted to the crisis - Editorial Review - Background on Garett M. Graff About the Original Book: Eighteen years have passed since 9/11 and for those who survived the attacks, it’s not enough time. Garrett has skillfully collated over five hundred witness statements from those who lived through that day—victims, heroes, and all those left behind. Without adding drama or sensationalism, he has painstakingly crafted a story of tremendous suffering and unexpected bravery as the American nation pulled together under threat. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, The Only Plane in the Sky. SNAP Summaries is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. If you are the author, publisher, or representative of the original work, please contact info[at]snapsummaries.com with any questions or concerns. Please follow this link: https://amzn.to/2MGgcpV to purchase a copy of the original book.

Watergate

The story begins in 1971, with the publication of thousands of military and government documents known as the Pentagon Papers, which reveal dishonesty about the decades-long American presence in Vietnam and spark public outrage.

Watergate

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * “Do we need still another Watergate book? The answer turns out to be yes—this one.” —The Washington Post * “Dazzling.” —The New York Times Book Review From the New York Times bestselling author of The Only Plane in the Sky, comes the first definitive narrative history of Watergate—“the best and fullest account of the crisis, one unlikely to be surpassed anytime soon” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)—exploring the full scope of the scandal through the politicians, investigators, journalists, and informants who made it the most influential political event of the modern era. In the early hours of June 17, 1972, a security guard named Frank Wills enters six words into the log book of the Watergate office complex that will change the course of history: 1:47 AM Found tape on doors; call police. The subsequent arrests of five men seeking to bug and burgle the Democratic National Committee offices—three of them Cuban exiles, two of them former intelligence operatives—quickly unravels a web of scandal that ultimately ends a presidency and forever alters views of moral authority and leadership. Watergate, as the event is called, becomes a shorthand for corruption, deceit, and unanswered questions. Now, award-winning journalist and bestselling author Garrett M. Graff explores the full scope of this unprecedented moment from start to finish, in the first comprehensive, single-volume account in decades. The story begins in 1971, with the publication of thousands of military and government documents known as the Pentagon Papers, which reveal dishonesty about the decades-long American presence in Vietnam and spark public outrage. Furious that the leak might expose his administration’s own duplicity during a crucial reelection season, President Richard M. Nixon gathers his closest advisors and gives them implicit instructions: Win by any means necessary. Within a few months, an unsteady line of political dominoes are positioned, from the creation of a series of covert operations code-named GEMSTONE to campaign-trail dirty tricks, possible hostage situations, and questionable fundraising efforts—much of it caught on the White House’s own taping system. One by one they fall, until the thwarted June burglary attracts the attention of intrepid journalists, congressional investigators, and embattled intelligence officers, one of whom will spend decades concealing his identity behind the alias “Deep Throat.” As each faction slowly begins to uncover the truth, a conspiracy deeper and more corrupt than anyone thought possible emerges, and the nation is thrown into a state of crisis as its government—and its leader—unravels. Using newly public documents, transcripts, and revelations, Graff recounts every twist with remarkable detail and page-turning drama, bringing readers into the backrooms of Washington, chaotic daily newsrooms, crowded Senate hearings, and even the Oval Office itself during one of the darkest chapters in American history. Grippingly told and meticulously researched, Watergate is the defining account of the moment that has haunted our nation’s past—and still holds the power to shape its present and future.

Our Reading Heritage Ourselves and others

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Our Reading Heritage  Ourselves and others


Rise of the Fighter Aircraft 1914 18

Incredibly , he almost immediately took off on a combat sortie , shooting down a D.H. 4 that crossed the front . He returned to base , and late in the ... You only make one error . ... that you are not the only plane in the sky .

Rise of the Fighter Aircraft  1914 18


Seize the Wind

Sometimes you have to fly low over the control tower to wake them up . " " Give me Africa every time , " Mahoney said . “ At least you're the only plane in the sky there . It's going for the gap between all the other guys that gives me ...

Seize the Wind


Quicksilver

The only plane in the sky . STRATEGIC INFORMATION AND OPERATIONS CENTER , FBI HEADQUARTERS With a sudden start , the President pulled his headset free and looked at it for a moment . He handed it to Janukatys .

Quicksilver

THE PLACE: The Pentagon. Headquarters of the Department of Defense. Site of the supreme command and control facility for America's armed forces. The world's most safeguarded and secure building. THE EVENT: An unprecedented gathering, six years from now, at which the military leaders of America and Europe are to welcome into NATO its most controversial new member -- Russia. THE NIGHTMARE: In a breathtakingly precise, split-second operation using the latest military technology, a team of ruthless commandos takes over America's ultimate military command post -- from the inside. Within minutes, their hostages include the top military officials of twenty European nations, along with America's senior military commanders, the Vice President, the First Lady and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. THE STAKES: Higher than even the military is prepared to admit, because the enemy commandos have taken control of more than just an office building. They know secrets kept even from the President, and have used the Pentagon's incredible power to seize control of America's vast satellite surveillance system, including a revolutionary orbital weapon that makes all other weapons of mass destruction even nuclear bombs, obsolete. Just that one satellite -- codenamed QUICKSILVER -- is enough to decimate America and change the balance of power in the world, forever. With the Pentagon under siege by the very forces it commands, only the actions of one man and one woman can make the difference between America's survival as a superpower, or its defeat by an unsuspected enemy. But the man is trapped inside the Pentagon. He's a brilliant electronics engineer who's never used a weapon in his life, now forced into an uneasy alliance with a courageous young female midshipman who hasn't yet graduated from the Naval Academy. And the woman is trapped outside. She's a combat-trained Army major who knows the Pentagon's secrets, and who must convince the President to let her attempt a desperate, one-woman assault before the Pentagon is annihilated. Combining compelling characters with a fascinating inside look at the operations of America's most mysterious building, Quicksilver is the newest tour-de-force thriller of non-stop action and breathtaking heroism set against the backdrop of tomorrow's military, from the acclaimed authors of Icefire.

Air Line Pilot

His ship was often the only plane in the sky for hundreds of miles . His freedom of command and independent action was normal to the era . The air mail pilot of the 1920's was left to his own devices in all matters pertaining to his ...

Air Line Pilot


Threshold of Hell

We knew the bombs must have done a thorough job . This was the longest suspension of out of camp labor since we came here . The only plane in the sky was Photo Joe flying his usual high altitude mission . The Japanese chose to ignore ...

Threshold of Hell


Soviet Literature

And the only " plane " in the sky was Roman's bee , who after buzzing a little over you , passed on and buzzed its way above the quiet fields , flying into the brilliant pearly light . Things were quite different then , quite different ...

Soviet Literature


African Calliope

Because his was not the only plane in the sky , he was told to fly fifty miles up the Nile and swing around and back . My new friend , whose name was Larry Smith , was flying at 28,000 feet , so , at 28 - times - 3 - plus - 10 miles ...

African Calliope

An unparalleled eye for detail presents electrifying images of life in the Sudan.

When I Fell From The Sky

She fell two miles from the sky, still strapped to her plane seat, into the jungle. She was the sole survivor among the 92 passengers, which included her mother, and Juliane s unexplainable survival has been called a modern-day miracle.

When I Fell From The Sky

On December 24th 1971, the teenage Juliane boarded the packed flight in Peru to meet her father for Christmas. She and her mother fought to get some of the last seats available and felt thankful to have made the flight. The LANSA airplane flew into a heavy thunderstorm and went down in dense Amazon jungle hundreds of miles from civilization. She fell two miles from the sky, still strapped to her plane seat, into the jungle. She was the sole survivor among the 92 passengers, which included her mother, and Juliane s unexplainable survival has been called a modern-day miracle. With incredible courage, instinct and ingenuity, she crawled and walked alone for eleven days in the green hell of the Amazon. She survived using the skills she d learned in assisting her parents on their research trips into the jungle before coming across a loggers hut, and, with it, safety. Now she tells her fascinating story for the first time and on its 40th anniversary she shares not only the private moments of her survival and rescue but her inspiring life in the wake of the disaster.

The Sixties Chronicle

... at Tiffany's The Guns of Navarone The Hustler The Misfits 101 Dalmatians The Parent Trap Splendor in the Grass West Side Story Yojimbo This six - year - old boy in San Francisco flies the only plane in the sky on October 14 , 1961.

The Sixties Chronicle

Explores the turbulent decade of the 1960s with hundreds of compelling photographs that capture the drama and emotions of the era, both domestic and abroad.

Flight Plan for Living

Flight Plan for Living


Raven Rock

The author explores his belief in "the government's secret plans to survive a catastrophic attack on US soil--even if the rest of us die--a roadmap that spans from the dawn of the nuclear age to today"--Provided by publisher.

Raven Rock

The author explores his belief in "the government's secret plans to survive a catastrophic attack on US soil--even if the rest of us die--a roadmap that spans from the dawn of the nuclear age to today"--Provided by publisher.

The American Architect and Building News

... the sky a ' b ' d ' d ' intersect one another . on ( still considering , for the sake of simplicity , the sectional area It will be seen , moreover , that the pencils of light from the ex- intercepted by the window in one plane only ) ...

The American Architect and Building News


Hunters from the Sky

You have only to concentrate where you land and keep to your landing places . ... would take off with Mussolini from the minute landing area in his Fieseler - Storch — the only plane in 1943 that had a chance of succeeding in such ...

Hunters from the Sky

Military historian Whiting examines the missions of the German Parachute Corps during World War II, and the impact they had on the paratroopers of other nations.

The Sky s the Limit

On one or two occasions she felt fear - of hitting a mountain in fog or of being washed onto rocks as the Sirius rode at ... The Sirius was the only plane in the country which had sufficient range to survey the farthest limits of the ...

The Sky s the Limit