[Reading] ➷ The Day the World Came to Town ➭ Jim DeFede – Sausageskinsuk.co.uk

The Day the World Came to Town Perfect For Fans Of The Hit Broadway Musical Come From Away.When 38 Jetliners Bound For The United States Were Forced To Land At Gander International Airport In Canada By The Closing Of U.S Airspace On September 11, The Population Of This Small Town On Newfoundland Island Swelled From 10,300 To Nearly 17,000 The Citizens Of Gander Met The Stranded Passengers With An Overwhelming Display Of Friendship And Goodwill As The Passengers Stepped From The Airplanes, Exhausted, Hungry And Distraught After Being Held On Board For Nearly 24 Hours While Security Checked All Of The Baggage, They Were Greeted With A Feast Prepared By The Townspeople Local Bus Drivers Who Had Been On Strike Came Off The Picket Lines To Transport The Passengers To The Various Shelters Set Up In Local Schools And Churches Linens And Toiletries Were Bought And Donated A Middle School Provided Showers, As Well As Access To Computers, Email, And Televisions, Allowing The Passengers To Stay In Touch With Family And Follow The News.Over The Course Of Those Four Days, Many Of The Passengers Developed Friendships With Gander Residents That They Expect To Last A Lifetime As A Show Of Thanks, Scholarship Funds For The Children Of Gander Have Been Formed And Donations Have Been Made To Provide New Computers For The Schools This Book Recounts The Inspiring Story Of The Residents Of Gander, Canada, Whose Acts Of Kindness Have Touched The Lives Of Thousands Of People And Been An Example Of Humanity And Goodwill.


10 thoughts on “The Day the World Came to Town

  1. says:

    Oh My God.Everyone should read this book No, seriously DeFede is such a fantastic journalist and a fantastic writer As someone who personally leanstoward fiction than nonfiction, I don t think I could have read this entire book without someone like DeFede weaving creativity and passion throughout the pages A job, man.Aside from the fact that it was a quick and simple read I read it in a matter of hours while sitting at my desk at work , the story itself is pretty damn unbelievable Oh My God.Everyone should read this book No, seriously DeFede is such a fantastic journalist and a fantastic writer As someone who personally leanstoward fiction than nonfiction, I don t think I could have read this entire book without someone like DeFede weaving creativity and passion throughout the pages A job, man.Aside from th...


  2. says:

    When thirty eight jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, on September 11, 2001, due to the closing of United States airspace, the citizens of this small community and surrounding towns were called upon to care for the thousands of distraught travelers. The Day the World Came to Town records some of the remarkable but lesser known stories of 9 11 and shows how a community formed in the spirit of simple humanity does not exclude or reject people based on When thirty eight jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, on September 11, 2001, due to the closing of United States airspace, the citizens of this small community and surrounding towns were called upon to care for the thousands of distraught travelers. The Day the World Came to Town records some of the remarkable but lesser known stories of 9 11 and shows how a community formed in the spirit of simple humanity does not exclude or reject people based on a fear of the unknown.While this is not the best book ever written, and I could criticise its st...


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    Read as a Bookcrossing bookring The only thing that kept me from rating this higher was the lack of proofreading and fact checking I can only assume that since this was published days before the one year anniversary of the 9 11 attacks on America that there was a rush to get this on the booksellers shelves.Examples some, at least in my eyes, very glaring the author discusses the Gander tragedy that occurred in December 1985 This involved the members of the 101st Airborne, headquarter Read as a Bookcrossing bookring The only thing that kept me from rating this higher was the lack of proofreading and fact checking I can only assume that since this was published days before the one year anniversary of the 9 11 attacks on America that there was a rush to get this on the booksellers shelves.Examples some, at least in my eyes, very glaring the author discusses the Gander tragedy that occurred in December 1985 This involved the members of the 101st Airborne, headquartered since the 40s at Fort Campbell, Kentucky How do I know Well, I work at Fort Campbell It sits on the Tennessee Kentucky border I pass the Gander memorial on...


  4. says:

    Okay, let me give the consumer warning up front do not attempt to read this book without a box of Kleenex on standby There Got it Good.I saw Come From Away in NYC last month, the musical about the 38 planes that were diverted to Gander, Newfoundland on 9 11, and I immediately googled to see if there was a book about it There is, this one, although it s missing some of the stories the playwrights found in their series of interviews on which they based the play in particular the story of Cap Okay, let me give the consumer warning up front do not attempt to read this book without a box of Kleenex on standby There Got it Good.I saw Come From Away in NYC last month, the musical about the 38 planes that were diverted to Gander, Newfoundland on 9 11, and ...


  5. says:

    No one had to sell me on the character of the Newfies I served with a good many since they join the military in numbers all out of proportion to what the population of their province might suggest They do absolutely nothing to dispel the popular conception that Canadians are a bunch of amiable bumpkins They are a breed apart, friendly and unpretentious, and their generosity in welcoming the passengers of diverted aircraft after the attack on the WTC is truly remarkable Where others might hav No one had to sell me on the character of the Newfies I served with a good many since they join the military in numbers all out of proportion to what the population of their province might suggest They do absolutely nothing to dispel the popular conception that Canadians are a bunch of amiable bumpkins They are a breed apart, friendly and unpretentious, and their generosity in welcoming the passengers of diverted aircraft after the attack on the WTC is truly remarkable Where others might have sought to profit from the stranded passengers, the people of Gander threw ...


  6. says:

    What a wonderful book that tells the story of the town of Gander, Newfoundland when over 30 planes were diverted to this remote area on 9 11 The book garners these stars not so much for the quality of the writing, but rather for the people and acts of humanity that town provided to over 6,000 passengers and crew that were forced to land there when US airspace was closed We follow a few main passengers, a lot of the townfolk and a whole lot of compassion that this area of Canada was able to giv What a wonderful book that tells the story of the town of Gander, Newfoundland when over 30 planes were diverted to this remote area on 9 11 The book garners these stars not so much for the quality of the writing, but rather for the people and acts of humanity that town provided to over 6,000 passengers and crew that were forced to land there when US airsp...


  7. says:

    The 9 11 disaster is history now, but it is the sort of history that is always with you if you lived through it At the time it happened, I knew the airspace over the USA was closed, but it didn t really occur to me to wonder what happened to the planes that were too far into their flights to turn back The USA feared there could be other terrorists on those incoming planes, so the flights were re routed to our quiet, patient neighbors to the north Yes, many of those planes landed in Canada Th The 9 11 disaster is history now, but it is the sort of history that is always with you if you lived through it At the time it happened, I knew the airspace over the USA was closed, but it didn t really occur to me to wonder what happened to the planes that were too far into their flights to turn back The USA feared there could be other terrorists on those incoming planes, so the flights were re routed to our quiet, patient neighbors to the north Yes, many of those planes landed in Canada This book is about the passengers on the planes which landed in Gander, Newfoundland Gander was a very strategic airport during World War II, and was a major refueling station after the war for transatlantic flights, prior to the development of jets that could make the journey to Europ...


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    This book was great Made you feel that people really do care out there If only each community could have this spiritwhat a better place this world would be For the better part of a week, nearly every man, woman, and child in Gander and the surrounding smaller towns stopped what they were doing so they could help They placed their lives on hold for a group of strangers and asked for nothing in return They affirmed the basic goodness of man at a time when it was easy to doubt such huma This book was great Made you feel that people really do care out there If only each community could have this spiritwhat a better place this world would be For the better part of a week, nearly every man, woman, and child in Gander and the surrounding smaller towns stopped what they were doing so they could help They ...


  9. says:

    On the day that terrorists attacked the United States September 11, 2001, four jetliners were hijacked and used as weapons to murder thousands of innocent people At that time, the Federal Aviation Administration made an unprecedented decision to close U.S airspace indefinitely However, hundreds of aircraft were already in the air and bound for destinations in the U.S.All of the incoming flights had to be diverted elsewhere A total of 252 incoming flights were diverted to Canada Canadian On the day that terrorists attacked the United States September 11, 2001, four jetliners were hijacked and used as weapons to murder thousands of innocent people At that time, the Federal Aviation Administration made an unprecedented decision to close U.S airspace indefinitely However, hundreds of aircraft were already in the air and bound for destinations in the U.S.All of the incoming flights had to be diverted elsewhere A total of 252 incoming flights were diverted to Canada Canadian airports from Nova Scotia to British Columbia were suddenly inundated with unexpected flights Among the airports chosen to receive planes was Gander, Newfoundland Gander s population was barely 10,000 On September 11, thirty eight pla...


  10. says:

    Being an employee of American Airlines, and therefore forever tied to the events of 9 11 01 on a personal level, I can t believe I d never heard of this book until recently What a fantastic book it was The writing itself is nothing fabulous, but the story is, as well as the way the author weaves the personal accounts of so many different p...