Posted on September 11, 2019 at 3:57 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It may seem incredible that eighteen years have passed since the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.

So at this point, there’s a whole generation-plus of Americans who have either only lived in a post-9/11 world or who can barely remember, if at all, life before it.

Those Americans know or will learn the facts about 9/11, but most history classes won’t quite convey the emotional intensity of the attacks and their aftermath.

Enter, of course, literature.

NPR’s Scott Detrow recently read a new entry in the second wave of 9/11 books — ones that focus more on the cultural effect than the basic recitation of events — that he found especially poignant.

Check out his thoughts on The Only Plane In The Sky by Garrett Graff, which just came out yesterday, here.

Categories: Today in Books

Tagged As: Book reviews, Nonfiction, NPR

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