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The 9/11 Report The Report For Every AmericanOn December The Commission Issued Its Final Report Card On The Government S Fulfillment Of The Recommendations Issued In July One A, Twelve Bs, Nine Cs, Twelve Ds, Three Fs, And Four Incompletes Here Is Stunning Evidence That Sid Jacobson And Ernie Col N, With Than Sixty Years Of Experience In The Comic Book Industry Between Them, Were Right Far, Far Too Few Americans Have Read, Grasped, And Demanded Action On The Commission S Investigation Into The Events Of That Tragic Day And The Lessons America Must LearnUsing Every Skill And Storytelling Method Jacobson And Col N Have Learned Over The Decades, They Have Produced The Most Accessible Version Of The Report Jacobson S Text Frequently Follows Word For Word The Original Report, Faithfully Captures Its Investigative Thoroughness, And Covers Its Entire Scope, Even Including The Commission S Final Report Card Col N S Stunning Artwork Powerfully Conveys The Facts, Insights, And Urgency Of The Original Published On The Fifth Anniversary Of The Terrorist Attacks On The United States, An Event That Has Left No Aspect Of American Foreign Or Domestic Policy Untouched, The Report Puts At Every American S Fingertips The Most Defining Event Of The Century


10 thoughts on “The 9/11 Report

  1. says:

    This was a textbook like, tough read I only recommend it to readers who have a special interest in American counterterrorism and politics Could have been so muchengaging and gripping, if the author hadn t included every single detail of the original report in this graphic adaptation This abundance of facts has resulted in an extremely boring read The top notch artwork couldn t save this, unfortunately.


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    03 April 2007 THE 9 11 REPORT A GRAPHIC ADAPTATION by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon, Hill and Wang, 2006, ISBN 0 8090 5738 7 The Commission Recommends WE SHOULD OFFER AN EXAMPLE OF MORAL LEADERSHIP COMMITTED TO TREAT PEOPLE HUMANELY, ABIDE BY THE RULE OF LAW, AND BE GENEROUS AND CARING TO OUR NEIGHBORS THE VISION OF THE FUTURE SHOULD STRESS LIFE OVER DEATH INDIVIDUAL EDUCATIONAL AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY I have never read the 9 11 Commission s report And while I ve questioned my own ability 03 April 2007 THE 9 11 REPORT A GRAPHIC ADAPTATION by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon, Hill and Wang, 2006, ISBN 0 8090 5738 7 The Commission Recommends WE SHOULD OFFER AN EXAMPLE OF MORAL LEADERSHIP COMMITTED TO TREAT PEOPLE HUMANELY, ABIDE BY THE RULE OF LAW, AND BE GENEROUS AND CARING TO OUR NEIGHBORS THE VISION OF THE FUTURE SHOULD STRESS LIFE OVER DEATH INDIVIDUAL EDUCATIONAL AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY I have never read the 9 11 Commission s report And while I ve questioned my own ability to be a fully informed American citizen while lacking a familiarity with the contents of such an important historic document, the original report s 568 pages have always felt like an insurmountable read despite my obvious abilities as a reader Any notion that the typical adolescent student might ever tackle those 568 pages is rather inconceivable.In 117 pages that are presented in an inviting graphic format, comic book icons Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon contemporaries of my parents summarize and superbly illustrate the findings of the 9 11 Commission They present the essential information from the Commission s report in a manner that makes it fully accessible to adolescents whose lives are forever going to be impacted by what happened that day, and who will participate in future decisions concerning how we might move forward in a way that we can both sustain human civilization on Earth and better fulfill the promise of America s highest ideals SCHEDULED TO LEAVE NEWARK AIRPORT AT 8 O CLOCK FITTING INTO THE TERRORISTS PLAN OF FOUR FLIGHTS LEAVING AT ABOUT THE SAME TIME UNITED FLIGHT 93 HAD TO SIT ON THE GROUND FOR 42 MINUTES BECAUSE OF HEAVY TRAFFIC The book is quick to engage readers through the use of long, folding out pages that present a graphic timeline of the events taking place simultaneously on the four highjacked aircraft and following them to their tragic conclusion This first section concludes with a haunting illustration in which black and gray ribbons of smoke drift across the Manhattan skyline in the background and across the profile of Lady Liberty in the foreground.The book proceeds to reveal details of the government s inability to promptly and efficiently react to the attacks, the history of the New Terrorism, a history of previous threats and terrorist attacks against U.S interests, and the evolution of America s counterterrorism efforts It is fascinating to see Bill Clinton s pre 9 11 agonizing over what collateral loss of life might be acceptable if Bin Laden had been targeted We also learn the details of the selection and training of the hijackers, the heroism at Ground Zero, and the eventual U.S military response to the attacks.It seems inevitable that a failure to assume the moral leadership recommended by the Commission will result in a continued growth of the ranks of those around the world who are opposed to U.S interests and are willing to act violently An example of that process, as cited by the Commission is PAKISTAN S ENDEMIC POVERTY, WIDESPREAD CORRUPTION, AND OFTEN INEFFECTIVE GOVERNMENT CREATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ISLAMIST RECRUITMENT MILLIONS OF FAMILIES, ESPECIALLY THE POOR, SEND THEIR CHILDREN TO RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS OR MADRASSAS MANY OF THESE SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN USED AS INCUBATORS FOR VIOLENT EXTREMEISM IN KARACHI ALONE, THERE ARE 859 MADRASSAS TEACHING MORE THAN 200,000 YOUNGSTERS I certainly appreciate the hard work and vision of the distinguished Americans who served on the 9 11 Commission But I also think that Jacobson and Colon each deserve a medal for transforming the important yet impenetrable report produced by the Commission into a readily digestible record of the history surrounding the unfathomable events of September 11, 2001 I feel extremely well informed for having read their book and so thankful that this notable work provides effective access and thereby contributes significantly to the national dialogue.It is a book that certainly belongs in every middle and high school in America.Richie Partington, MLISRichie s Picks


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    I recently read the book The 9 11 Report by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon, and it was terrible because it was not organized well This book is a graphic representation of the unfortunate events that took place on September 11, 2001 Two major themes in this book are terrorism and failures by the U.S from 1979 2001 The first theme was terrorism The authors use a lot of evidence in the book about terrorism and what the causes and the effects are The second major theme was that the U.S did a I recently read the book The 9 11 Report by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon, and it was terrible because it was not organized well This book is a graphic representation of the unfortunate events that took place on September 11, 2001 Two major themes in this book are terrorism and failures by the U.S from 1979 2001 The first theme was terrorism The authors use a lot of evidence in the book about terrorism and what the causes and the effects are The second major theme was that the U.S did a poor job on safety and security from 1979 2001 Federal agencies like the FBI, CIA, and the FAA were not talking to each other about the information they had The book starts with a description of what happened during the 20 year period before September 11th concerning terrorists groups like Al Qaeda The Persian Gulf War in the early 1990 s was one of the reasons Al Qaeda formed The U.S was fighting in the war so they had an army base in Saudi Arabia Osama Bin Laden was the head of the Al Qaeda terrorist group One reason why Al Qaeda had a lot of weapons was because Osama Bin Laden had a lot of money Osama Bin Laden was not happy with Americans being in Saudi Arabia because he thought American culture did not belong there The next event that lead up to 9 11 was a van that was planted with a bomb in the garage of one of the twin towers in 1993 Then in 1998, Al Qaeda bombed the U.S embassies in Kenya and Tanzania The authors show enough evidence to get the reader to realize that Al Qaeda hated the U.S One of the last terrorist attacks leading up to 9 11 was in October of 2000 In 2000, Al Qaeda bombed a USS Cole ship and killed and wounded many people After the authors describe what happened before 9 11, they write about the specific actions that took place on that day There were four planes heading for The White House, The Pentagon, and each of the Twin Towers The first plane hit one twin tower The explosion killed all of its crew and passengers on the plane as well as people in the offices above the 92nd floor Fourteen minutes later another plane hit the second twin tower killing everyone on board and many people in the building Later, a plane struck one corner of the Pentagon killing and injuring many people The last plane was scheduled to crash into the White House, but the passengers took over the plane from the hijackers and crashed in a field in Pennsylvania The end of the book summarizes all the things the U.S could have done better from 1979 2001 The 9 11 Commission reported that there were four main failures that took place, which were failures in policy, in imagination, in capabilities, and in management Failure in policy meant that the U.S had too many army bases in Saudi Arabia, as opposed to spreading army bases across the Middle East Failure in imagination meant that people were not thinking about the different ways terrorists could attack Failure in capabilities meant that the U.S was capable of doing actions that might have prevented 9 11 from happening, like havingair marshals, giving the President many different options to deal with the terrorists, and the FAA takingaggressive security measures Failure in management meant that all the information was known but because different people had different parts of the information, they didn t put the pieces of the puzzle together I instantly knew this book wasn t right for me One reason why I didn t like this book was because there was no organization, which meant it was hard to know what text bubbles came first because this is a graphic novel Also, I felt like the authors tried so hard to make a report into a graphic novel Perhaps, the book should have just been a report or a regular chapter book One thing I found interesting about this book was the couple of pages where the authors talk about the Taliban Al Qaeda I also thought that the artwork in the book was good because it gave a good visual representation I would recommend this book for non fiction graphic novel readers I would suggest that if you read this book, you should be at least over 13 I am almost 13 and parts of this book were very difficult and confusing Overall I would give this book a two out of ten mostly because of the organization


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    I never read the original 9 11 report because it was so long I tried, but it seemed boring to me I ve read so many books on September 11th, but none like this.I found this one and thought I d give it a try I m glad I did The organization was pretty good and easy to follow except for a few small portions I learned facts that I previously hadn t learned Every frame was interesting I would recommend it to all.


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    An excellent job with a few flaws some key factors that weren t mentioned or were glossed over, e.g the way that a number of Bin Laden s family were flown out of the U.S while civilian flights were grounded Still, the idea of presenting the content of the 9 11 Commission s report in this graphic novel format is ingenious and the execution very well done, a better job of presenting a mass of detail and maintaining an appropriate tone than I anticipated.


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    The concept for this graphic novel was great take the massive 9 11 report illustrate it pare it down to the basic need to know info about the history leading up to 9 11, the major players, who to blame and why, etc But the execution lacked efficient organization and, often, strong writing When someone takes a nonfiction subject and uses the graphic novel as the medium through which to illuminate that subject, usually the goal is to make things less muddled, notLanguage should The concept for this graphic novel was great take the massive 9 11 report illustrate it pare it down to the basic need to know info about the history leading up to 9 11, the major players, who to blame and why, etc But the execution lacked efficient organization and, often, strong writing When someone takes a nonfiction subject and uses the graphic novel as the medium through which to illuminate that subject, usually the goal is to make things less muddled, notLanguage should besparse, allowing the graphics to tellof the story However, the small bit of language that does make it into the narrative needs to be all thetight because of its sparing use, and in this graphic novel, the writing just wasn t there The sentences were 4th grader ish.Also, the organization of the novel lacked coherence in many places Certain sequences of events and stories pertaining to all the major persons of interest were repeated several times throughout the book, with no clear purpose as to why For instance, the chain of events between 7 10ish a.m on the morning of 9 11 was illustrated from start to finish at least 3 timesgranted, the events were from slightly different viewpoints, but they still had too much redundancy and it muddied up the narrative sequence.Still, I learned a lot from the graphic novel that I know I wouldn t have had the patience to sit through and learn from the actual 9 11 Commission Report Another major positive for the novel were the graphics, which were outstanding


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    A must read for every American An excellent summary of the 9 11 Panel s findings without the 1000 plus pages of the original report issued by the Panel The illustrations are concise and serious no comic book feel at all I first heard about this book when the authors were interviewed on NPR I was impressed with how they took this project seriously and how they felt very strongly that they needed to make the most critical information accessible to as many people as possible.This is recent h A must read for every American An excellent summary of the 9 11 Panel s findings without the 1000 plus pages of the original report issued by the Panel The illustrations are concise and serious no comic book feel at all I first heard about this book when the authors were interviewed on NPR I was impressed with how they took this project seriously and how they felt very strongly that they needed to make the most critical information accessible to as many people as possible.This is recent history and a catastrophic event, so it may be disturbing to younger adults


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    THE 9 11 REPORT A GRAPHIC ADAPTATION BY SID JACOBSON AND ERNIE COLON Naturally, this graphic adaptation has been getting a lot of flack from different people related to the September 11th attacks, because they still feel that comics are for a child s enjoyment, to entertain and encourage a child s humor, and they don t know that in some ways they can dothan books in both informing through words and explaining through art Sometimes a lotcan be said through a picture with words.I ha THE 9 11 REPORT A GRAPHIC ADAPTATION BY SID JACOBSON AND ERNIE COLON Naturally, this graphic adaptation has been getting a lot of flack from different people related to the September 11th attacks, because they still feel that comics are for a child s enjoyment, to entertain and encourage a child s humor, and they don t know that in some ways they can dothan books in both informing through words and explaining through art Sometimes a lotcan be said through a picture with words.I have to say though, after sloughing through this graphic adaptation of the 9 11 Report, I will not be reading that long and important source any time soon The graphic novel is heavy and complicated enough to get through But if one wishes to get the complete story of not just exactly what happened on September 11th, 2001, but all the events leading up to it with the terrorists and the state of our foreign policy with the Middle East, then pick up this graphic novel and take it all init s all there.Apart from the introduction from two of the commissioners of the 9 11 Report, the graphic adaptation begins with a four way split streamline of the four planes, when they took off and under what circumstances, what happened on the planes with the hijackers, and what the eventual resulting attack was What makes this quite fascinating is that by charting them all together one can see the initial plan of having all the hijackers carry out their plans at the same time, but due to different circumstances and delays this was not the case.In the next chapter, the authors go into detail on how the FAA and different government bodies could have and should have done things differently according to all their previous regulations It does prove that had everyone been doing what they should ve, some of those planes may not have hit those targets, or at least something else and less devastating might have happened.The rest of the book is spent in going into the history of the circumstances that led up to the hijackers boarding the planes It s heavy reading, but the pictures make it a lot clearer and easier to understand One gets a full picture on everyone and what they were doing, and how many different people and places were involved It s actually quite surprising.The book as I m sure the 9 11 Report does also is clear in pointing out that while the Bush administration was certainly to blame in some cases, the previous Clinton administration was very much also, and even had everything been working smoothly, the attacks may still have not been prevented One can say they would ve never happened had Clinton carried out the assassination of Usama Bin Laden, as he d planned in the late 90s but one can also say had Bush focused on terrorism in the Middle East when he came into office, as all his advisors were telling him specifically Richard Clarke , then again September 11th may never have happened.While I m sure the graphic adaptation covers nowhere near the same ground as the actual report, it nevertheless serves its own unique purpose in making everythingsuccinct and clearer and easier to understand as a whole It s the perfect book to keep in one s library so that one day in the future one can pick it up again, read it, and understand exactly what happened andimportantly why on September 11th, 2001 Forbook reviews, and author interviews, go to BookBanter


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    September 11, 2001, 8 45 am, how could this possibly be happening It seemed like a normal day in New York City and then BAM , the deadliest terrorist attack ever on American soil The 9 11 Report by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Col n is a book that tells the story of 9 11 This amazing, but scary book mentions the incident minute by minute, as seen in the following quote At 8 46, American Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City pg 9 We also learn about September 11, 2001, 8 45 am, how could this possibly be happening It seemed like a normal day in New York City and then BAM , the deadliest terrorist attack ever on American soil The 9 11 Report by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Col n is a book that tells the story of 9 11 This amazing, but scary book mentions the incident minute by minute, as seen in the following quote At 8 46, American Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City pg 9 We also learn about what happened before and after the attack, and how president George W Bush got involved You will also to get to read about how Bin Laden and his terrorist group, Al Qaeda, planned this attack starting in Saudi Arabia in the late 90 s and every sacrifice they made for this attack You will read about everything that happened on those 4 planes that crashed that morning Personally I love this book I don t like the topic the book is about, but the book was amazing I love action packed books or books that are unpredictable This book was action packed and unpredictable The book was unpredictable for me because I didn t know too much about 9 11 I didn t know the aftermath, and how the Al Qaeda planned the attack I think a good book is a book that can make someone imagine the events in their head, a book that makes you have different emotions while reading it, and a book that makes you have a lot of questions This book had all of those characteristics I sadly could imagine the planes crashing into the 4 landmarks in my head I had many different emotions while reading this book I really loved how the authors wrote the book, there was times when I felt like I couldn t stop reading the book While reading the book I felt very sad for the people who died that day, the, 2,977 people died that day pg 46 The graphics in this amazing graphic novel are great The graphics impacted my experience, they helped me imagine the image of the incident I think people today need to read this book because I think children and adults need to learnabout 9 11 This book gives amazing information about it Overall I thought it was a very interesting book and an important book that everyone needs to read


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    This graphic novel, which I ran into in the comics section of my local bookstore today, is astoundingly simplistic and generally, badly done It is a dry and weak chapter for chapter adaptation of the 9 11 Commission Report, and has little merit apart from an unusually moving chapter on first responders There are a lot of things a graphic novel can accomplish that a block of text cannot, but this is an awful misuse of a form that makes elegant and exceptional storytelling possible This is a wo This graphic novel, which I ran into in the comics section of my local bookstore today, is astoundingly simplistic and generally, badly done It is a dry and weak chapter for chapter adaptation of the 9 11 Commission Report, and has little merit apart from an unusually moving chapter on first responders There are a lot of things a graphic novel can accomplish that a block of text cannot, but this is an awful misuse of a form that makes elegant and exceptional storytelling possible This is a worst of both worlds a dumbing down of both text and images in a way that fails to adequately explain anything beyond the briefest of timelines.I beg you read the original report or at least the executive summary Both are free and publicly available internationally on the 9 11 Commission Report website should be the first hit on google It is interesting, it is much better than this, it does not invent simplistic dialogue, and it was written by commissioners who studied the events of 9 11 in great detail, and not as in this adaptation by the guy who is known for creating Richie Rich The selection and presentation of information in the original 9 11 Report is excellent, and detailed and lengthy, but don t let that dissuade you it is very accessible and easy to read.If you lived in any country in the world with TV access in 2001, the images from 9 11 and its aftermath are likely permanently burned into your mind This graphic adaptation will not add anything it does nothing but faithfully repeat the images that were everywhere in the media for months every day, combining them with dumbed down text.I would recommend this, not for adults its intended audience but only for older children or preteens too young to clearly remember 9 11, and for whom the sequence of events in the 9 11 Commission Report won t be so unavoidably evocative of the images and events of that day as a result For any adult you will likely never forget the images and so this piece of supposed graphic novel journalism will likely be useless to you