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By Jim Dwyer, Kevin Flynn

ISBN-10: 1429996897

ISBN-13: 9781429996891

The dramatic and relocating account of the fight for all times contained in the international alternate heart at the morning of September eleven, whilst each minute counted

At 8:46 am on September eleven, 2001, 14,000 humans have been contained in the dual towers-reading e-mails, making trades, consuming croissants at home windows at the global. Over the subsequent 102 mins, each one may develop into a part of a drama for the a while, one witnessed in basic terms via the folk who lived it-until now.

Of the hundreds of thousands of phrases written approximately this wrenching day, so much have been instructed from the surface having a look in. big apple occasions journalists Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn have taken the opposite-and way more revealing-approach. pronounced from the views of these contained in the towers, 102 mins captures the little-known tales of normal those that took awesome steps to save lots of themselves and others. past this stirring landscape stands investigative reporting of the 1st rank. An superb variety of humans truly survived the airplane affects yet have been not able to flee, and the authors increase not easy questions about construction protection and tragic flaws in New York's emergency preparedness.

Dwyer and Flynn depend upon 1000's of interviews with rescuers, hundreds of thousands of pages of oral histories, and numerous telephone, electronic mail, and emergency radio transcripts. They go a bridge of voices to move contained in the infernos, seeing cataclysm and heroism, one individual at a time, to inform the affecting, authoritative saga of the lads and women-the approximately 12,000 who escaped and the 2,749 who perished-as they made 102 mins count number as by no means before.

102 mins was once a 2005 nationwide ebook Award Finalist for Nonfiction.

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8. , Thornburg v. S. 30 (1986) (describing "opportunity to elect the candidates of [one's] choice" as the core value protected by section 2 of the Voting Rights Act); Ketchum v. 2d 1398 (7th Cir. 1984), cert, denied sub nom City Council of Chicago v. S. 1135 (1985) (affirming importance of supermajority or "safe" minority districts in remedying Voting Rights Act Violations). 9. , Freeman, "Legitimizing Racial Discrimination"; D. Marvin Jones, "No Time for Trumpets: Title VII, Equality, and the Fin de Siecle," Michigan Law Review 92 (August 1994): 2311.

1 As master of the household, a husband could command his wife's obedience and subject her to corporal punishment or "chastisement'' if she defied his authority. In his treatise on the English common law, William Blackstone explained that a husband could "give his wife moderate correction," [f]or, as he is to answer for her misbehaviour, the law thought it reasonable to intrust him with this power of restraining her, by domestic chastisement, in the same moderation that a man is allowed to correct his apprentices or children; for whom the master or parent is also liable in some cases to answer.

These "individuals" do not perceive themselves to be similarly situated in their access to public benefits or their need for governmental protection; in their view, the distinctions among groups that the Court has despaired of making can be grounded in broad social, or more particularized local, patterns of interaction. The Court's insistence on abstracting from these life-defining circumstances reflects a frank rejection of outsider claimants' experientially based knowledge. In addition to its insistence on the similar situation, for constitutional purposes, of all racial groups, the Court has often provided its own "counternarratives" to contest outsiders' claims that their circumstances reflect remediable discrimination.

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