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Nine Minutes, Twenty Seconds free pdf "A deeply moving account of the extraordinary strengths that ordinary people can display when tragedy confronts them. As emotionally powerful a book as you are likely ever toread."
-David J. Garrow, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Bearing the Cross
In August 1995, twenty-six passengers and a crew of three board a commuterplane in Atlanta headed for Gulfport, Mississippi. Shortly after takeoff they hear an explosion and, looking out the windows on the left side, see a mangled engine lodged against the wing. From that moment, nine minutesand twenty seconds elapse until the crippled plane crashes in a west Georgia hayfield-nine minutes and twenty seconds in which Gary Pomerantz takes readers deep into the hearts and minds of the people aboard, each of whom prepares in his or her own way for what may come.
Ultimately, nineteen people survive both the crash and its devastating aftermath, all of them profoundly affected by what they have seenand, more important, what they have done to help themselves and others.
This is not so much a book about a plane crash as it is a psychologically illuminating real-life drama about ordinary people andhow they behave in extraordinary circumstances. Each of us has wondered what we would do to survive a life-threatening situation: Would I survive? How would I conduct myself-would I act to save others in need oronly myself? Would others try to save me? How would I be affected by the experience? Judging by what is revealed in Nine Minutes, Twenty Seconds, the answers are surprisinglyoptimistic.
In telling the remarkable stories of these twenty-nine men and women, Gary Pomerantz has written one of the most compelling books in recent memory. Open to any page and you'llimmediately be drawn into the dramatic pull of the narrative. But on a deeper level, Nine Minutes, Twenty Seconds speaks as powerfully about our capacity to care for others as it does about the strengthof our will to live. This rich and rewarding book will linger in your mind long after you turn the last page.

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Author : Gary M Pomerantz
Publisher : Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Data Published : 04 September 2001
ISBN : 0676793983
EAN : 9780676793987
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 04 September 2001
"A deeply moving account of the extraordinary strengths that ordinary people can display when tragedy confronts them. As emotionally powerful pages Age + : 15 years Language : English Rating :

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    -David J. Garr