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  1. says:

    This was a decent read, taking in the details of the events of 9 II involving United Flight 93, whose brave passengers tackled the terrorists in a heroic attempt to spoil the plans for crashing it back in Washington I ve always found that reading about or watching the docs about survivor or victim stories is very emotional for me These were ordinary people who saved the lives of others and deserve to be called heroes.A good book for anyone wanting to readabout Flight 93.


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    Incredibly compelling, Among the Heroes United Fight 93 and the Passengers and Crew Who Fought Back tells the story of the first battle in the war on terror The book recounts the fateful events of September 11, 2001, when a group of passengers aboard a commercial airliner fought back against a group of Middle Eastern hijackers who were part of an organized multipronged attack on America However, contrary to popular opinion, author Jere Longman contends that the passengers weren t ordinary, ev Incredibly compelling, Among the Heroes United Fight 93 and the Passengers and Crew Who Fought Back tells the story of the first battle in the war on terror The book recounts the fateful events of September 11, 2001, when a group of passengers aboard a commercial airliner fought back against a group of Middle Eastern hijackers who were part of an organized multipronged attack on America However, contrary to popular opinion, author Jere Longman contends that the passengers weren t ordinary, everyday Americans Rather, by chance or providence, they were the exact right people needed to face such an unprecedented crisis As Longman works through the timeline of events, he provides a peak into the lives of various passengers and crew their careers, home lives, interests and hobbies, etc And through this he s able to put a face to them, and make them relatable to the reader Among the Heroes United Fight 93 and the Passengers and Crew Who Fought Back provides an intimate look at those who were involved in this tragedy and reveals that those who answered the call that day were far from ordinary, they were extraordinary and represented the best of who we are as Americans


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    Does a great job of recognizing each individual passenger on the doomed United 93, giving a mini biography and drawing connections where others may have overlooked I don t feel I learned too muchabout what actually happened on the flight itself the basics are known, but much still remains conjecture however, it s an important read in showing that these people, like everyone else who died on September 11, were just ordinary citizens thrust into an unimaginable situation They choose to Does a great job of recognizing each individual passenger on the doomed United 93, giving a mini biography and drawing connections where others may have overlooked I don t feel I learned too muchabout what actually happened on the flight itself the basics are known, but much still remains conjecture however, it s an important read in showing that these people, like everyone else who died on September 11, were just ordinary citizens thrust into an unimaginable situation They choose to act based on the little information they had, unable to know what a difference they made I was saddened on reflecting how united we were as a nation afterward and how, just 16 years later, we seem so divided and so far from that sense of brotherhood


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    September 11 is a date etched into almost everybody s memory and although a lot of the attention is quite rightly focussed on the destruction of the World Trade Centre and the attack on the Pentagon, Flight 93 also played a major part in the day s drama.Hijacked by four, or some think three, terrorists the plane was flown off route, probably intended to fly to Washington to attack the White House The valiant passengers and crew had other ideas and fought back as best they could with the result September 11 is a date etched into almost everybody s memory and although a lot of the attention is quite rightly focussed on the destruction of the World Trade Centre and the attack on the Pentagon, Flight 93 also played a major part in the day s drama.Hijacked by four, or some think three, terrorists the plane was flown off route, probably intended to fly to Washington to attack the White House The valiant passengers and crew had other ideas and fought back as best they could with the result that the plane eventually crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania with no loss of life on the ground And while the drama was unfolding the passengers would have known that this was to be their fate, so how they handled it is nothing short of marvellous.Jere Longman spent many hours studying transcripts of tapes and conducting interviews with the relatives of the deceased and the result is a sympathetically written, but absolutely heart rending, account of the events as they unfolded Of course, no one knows exactly what happened on board the aircraft but the many telephone calls that were made to dependants and the recorded accounts from the flight deck do leave pointers.The author traces every passenger and crew member and relates how they eventually ended up on Flight 93 and some of them had other options but found themselves there and also speaks with almost all the relatives to hear their accounts of the tragedy.Amazingly many of the relatives had bad jibes about the flight well in advance and some even tried to persuade their partners, wives, husbands, children, friends to change their flight Sadly for the 40 people, excluding the terrorists, who were killed they didn t do so.When reading the book, just make sure that plenty of tissues are handy, they will be needed for this heroic tale


  5. says:

    On September 11, 2001, there was one plane that didn t reach its target This is due to the actions of the passengers and crew on board who, in speaking with their family members and discovering what was happening in New York and Washington, realized that they were very likely going to die and decided to work together to change the outcome We did lose 40 good people on that flight, but their deaths were not in vain Jere Longman tells us about the people who were on United 93 We read about the On September 11, 2001, there was one plane that didn t reach its target This is due to the actions of the passengers and crew on board who, in speaking with their family members and discovering what was happening in New York and Washington, realized that they were very likely going to die and decided to work together to change the outcome We did lose 40 good people on that flight, but their deaths were not in vain Jere Longman tells us about the people who were on United 93 We read about their hopes and dreams, their successes and failures and, as much as can be determined, what their final moments were like Most of the families participated in this project, and use was made of materials that came to light afterward, such as the hijackers manual with instructions as to how the murderers were meant to proceed I ve been to Shanksville, PA and I ve stood at that site and said my prayers I ve felt the impotent rage of knowing that so many innocent people were killed that day and there was nothing that I could have done to prevent it Thanks to reading this, got to learn about 40 people who did do something about it I have no idea if I could rise to the occasion as these people managed to do I can only be grateful that they did


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    Most of the books about 9 11 focus primarily on the destruction of the World Trade Center towers with a nod to the Pentagon and United 93 which crashed into a field outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania This book focuses on United 93 and gives us some insight into the lives and characters of each of the passengers as well as providing a timeline of the events leading up to the crash It is a book well worth reading if for no other reason than I think we sometimes tend to think of the casualties of Most of the books about 9 11 focus primarily on the destruction of the World Trade Center towers with a nod to the Pentagon and United 93 which crashed into a field outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania This book focuses on United 93 and gives us some insight into the lives and characters of each of the passengers as well as providing a timeline of the events leading up to the crash It is a book well worth reading if for no other reason than I think we sometimes tend to think of the casualties of that day in terms of numbers rather than human beings Each of these people were people, people with families, jobs lives The author s research for this book came primarily from personal interviews with friends and family members of the passengers and crew The only criticism I have is that on occasion there was a bitmundane detail than I would have liked, but overall I thought the author did an excellent job in bringing these heroes to life in a short 273 pages book I recommend it to anybody who, like myself, seeks to know everything possible about the people and events of a day that is burned into our memories


  7. says:

    I worked for a family that had a member on this flight and a part of the book is about her, so I was excited to read it because I felt like I had some what of a personal connection The beginning of the book was interesting but after that I found my skipping through most of the book and only reading a few sentences I was very disappointed in this book Others may read it and cry from start to finish.


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    I m not going to rate this book bc I know someone whose husband died on Flight 93 and I know someone who lost his life to the flames or smoke it doesn t matter which it was, dead is still dead inside Tower 1, the first building attacked.I ve never been that thrilled that people decided to set aside two groups of those who died, rescue workers and those attached to Flight 93, and called them heroic while implying through what they didn t say that nobody else who was killed was a hero that day I m not going to rate this book bc I know someone whose husband died on Flight 93 and I know someone who lost his life to the flames or smoke it doesn t matter which it was, dead is still dead inside Tower 1, the first building attacked.I ve never been that thrilled that people decided to set aside two groups of those who died, rescue workers and those attached to Flight 93, and called them heroic while implying through what they didn t say that nobody else who was killed was a hero that day That doesn t bother me out of jealousy but is due to a specific event After I met a person who was supposed to be helping me he worked for 9 11 Mental Health Services on their helpline told me that when people in the Towers died the way it happened was so embarrassing God didn t let them into heaven when they got to the other side He didn t think it about rescue workers or people on Flight 93, only the ones who worked in the Towers, at the Pentagon on the 3 other planes who didn t do anything to save themselves which is what he believed would ve embarrassed God so much.Since then I ve been even less interested in the hero worship which is what I believe people do of rescue workers and the people on Flight 93 Even if God were embarrassed and I don t know if he is I think it s ridiculously insensitive to tell the person s family about it, especially when your task is to comfort 9 11 family and friends but oh well I m just saying how I feel about it, and I am a little upset about it I don t even know how the hell they KNOW he wasn t a hero They weren t WITH him in his last moments, and I don t think he ever DID learn what had happened He thought an accident had occurred of something blowing up Well he was half right anyway Something blew up all right


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    I was so glad when I came across Among the Heroes onI saw both the TV made and the other movie about the United 93 passengers and crew that decided to fight back after they realized they were on a plane that got highjacked and what was happening that Tuesday day in September The crew and passengers were brave and courageous even when they knew that this was their last moments on earth, and they sacrificed their lives to save lives of many .I liked hearing about the description of t I was so glad when I came across Among the Heroes onI saw both the TV made and the other movie about the United 93 passengers and crew that decided to fight back after they realized they were on a plane that got highjacked and what was happening that Tuesday day in September The crew and passengers were brave and courageous even when they knew that this was their last moments on earth, and they sacrificed their lives to save lives of many .I liked hearing about the description of the individuals of the passengers and how their life mottos may have contributed to them all coming together as a team and give support I found it interesting that many of the passengers switched planes when they got to the airport, many of them either got on an earlier or later flights so loved ones didn t even know about their loved one s dilemma until later Some could sense it though as they did know their loved ones were flying that day It was also eerie to read about how loved ones had sensed or had visions before 9 11 that something would happen to their husbands, wives, children, that they wouldn t have a chance to grow old together.An earlier chapter was dedicated to give information on one of the hijackers, background and knowledge As much as we may not want it to be in this book, I believe it was needed for us readers to have some understanding of the plans and what occurred in the months and days before 9 11, however, the part in the book calling the hijackers heroes along with the crew and passengers during the last several minutes of the flight was very disturbing to me and I imagination to a lot of readers especially for the families


  10. says:

    Among the Heroes, is the most interesting book that I have ever read It is written in a way that I have never seen before The book is about the passengers on United Flight 93, during the September 9, 2000, Terrorist attacks The book tells the story of the all of the passengers, what they did in there lives before the flight, while at the same time telling the reader what was happening on the flight So the book is constantly transitioning from the setting being on the plane, to the setting be Among the Heroes, is the most interesting book that I have ever read It is written in a way that I have never seen before The book is about the passengers on United Flight 93, during the September 9, 2000, Terrorist attacks The book tells the story of the all of the passengers, what they did in there lives before the flight, while at the same time telling the reader what was happening on the flight So the book is constantly transitioning from the setting being on the plane, to the setting being somewhere in one of the passengers lives, before the flight This book really gets deep into the lives of the people on the flight, all of them mothers, husbands, daughters, sons, and grandparents I have a great respect for the people on Flight 93, and it is because of people like them, that America is, and will continue to be the greatest country on earth Anyone who is interested in 9 11 conspiracies, should read this book, and then they will know that this was not a conspiracy, just an attack on America The brave men and women aboard Flight 93, gave their lives, to save our country


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Among the Heroes Of The Four Horrific Hijackings On September , Flight Resonates As One Of Epic ResistanceAt A Time When The United States Appeared Defenseless Against An Unfamiliar Foe, The Gallant Passengers And Crew Of Flight Provided For Many Americans A Measure Of Victory In The Midst Of Unthinkable Defeat Together, They Seemingly Accomplished What All The Security Guards And Soldiers, Military Pilots And Government Officials, Could Not They Thwarted The Terrorists, Sacrificing Their Own Lives So That Others Might LiveThe Culmination Of Hundreds Of Interviews With Family Members And Months Of Investigation, Among The Heroes Is The Definitive Story Of The Courageous Men And Women Aboard Flight , And Of The Day That Forever Changed The Way Americans View The World And Themselves