New York, September 11 (Hardcover)

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"New York, September 11, 2001: Magnum Remembers" is the first book to document this unprecedented and tragic event that has truly altered the future of the world. From the moment of impact and the collapse of the Twin Towers to the rescue efforts at Ground Zero, the premier photojournalists of Magnum offer a compelling visual account. Also included are some of the most beloved photos of the WTC before the event.


Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9781576871300
SKU 30839221
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1576871304
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 12.5H x 9L x 0.75T
Author Info
David Halberstam
The son of a doctor and a teacher, David Halberstam grew up in the New York area, went to Harvard, and immediately after graduating went to Mississippi for his first newspaper job--from which he was abruptly dismissed. His second job was with the legendary Nashville Tennessean, where he covered the civil rights movement and learned the craft of reporting from his colleagues. "With all due respect to the faculty," he told a 2005 Columbia University graduating class, ''in the end, journalists mostly teach each other." His experiences in the south eventually found their way into one of his many best-selling books, THE CHILDREN, in 1999. In 1960, Halberstam got a job with the New York Times and was sent to Vietnam, where his accurate reporting upset President Kennedy enough to cause him to complain to the newspaper's publisher (to no avail) and for which Halberstam won a Pulitzer Prize in 1964. After leaving the Times, he embarked on perhaps the most noted book of his career, THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST, published in 1972, which analyzed how the U.S. got mired in the Vietnam War as the result of bad decisions by supposedly gifted advisors, including McGeorge Bundy, Dean Rusk, and Robert McNamara. | |Halberstam wrote primarily for magazines such as Harper's and Esquire, focusing on American life, and his books include a popular history, THE FIFTIES, and a book on media and power, THE POWERS THAT BE. Halberstam is also remembered for many books on sports, including THE SUMMER OF '49, which chronicles the rivalry between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox, as well as OCTOBER, 1964, on the last days of the Yankee dynasty, and a book on rowing called THE AMATEURS. He wrote THE EDUCATION OF A COACH, a portrait of Bill Belichick, and was working on a book on the football player Y.A. Tittle when he was killed in a car accident in 2007. Those last books may reflect Halberstam's own dedication to the younger generations of journalists by sharing anecdotes and giving advice. In that same 2005 commencement address at Columbia, he advised the graduates to have courage in life and work, and to resist the efforts of others to scare them off: "Never, never, never let them intimidate you."
"The Magnum photographers...indelibly and eloquently describe the shock, terror, agony and despair felt by those close to the flames and clouds of debris....The Heironymous Bosch-like atmosphere of the images is complemented by high-quality printing and by the design, which spreads many of the book's 90-plus pictures across two pages."
"I think that the work here...gains strength from something fundamentally modest and unprepossessing in the attitudes of the photographers....[T]hese photographers do not generally get in the way of what they are showing us."
From the Publisher
Annotation The events in New York City of September 11, 2001 are recorded in pictures by members of the Magnum photo cooperative, who were in the city for a membership meeting, and who stayed to document the day and the aftermath. David Halberstam provides an introduction. A New York Times Notable Book for 2001.
Editors Note Offers a photographic chronicle of the destruction of the World Trade Center in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and includes classic photographs of the Twin Towers taken over the twenty-five years of their existence.
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0144
Publisher powerHouse Books
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