Report from Ground Zero by Dennis Smith: a review

The first 179 pages are testimonials in the manner of Studs Terkel; they’re obviously transcribed from interviews, but Smith has edited his questions out and presents them as stories. Most of the stories are told by firefighters, and virtually all of them occur on September 11 at the World Trade Center. Fascinating and scary stuff. Several of the witnesses were inside the North Tower when it collapsed.

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