Lynne Olson

A|U Monthly Muse - September 2019 (Remembering 9/11)

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SEPTEMBER 2019 - Remembering 9/11

9/11 was a horrific moment in American history. Unsurprisingly, the losses and repercussions of the day's terrorist attacks continue to shape the national consciousness, almost two decades later.

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New York Times bestselling author Mitchell Zuckoff was part of a Pulitzer-Prize nominated Boston Globe team that provided much-needed information in that uncertain time – he wrote the lead news story on the day of the attacks and continued 9/11 coverage thereafter. Fall and Rise, The Story of 9/11, is Zuckoff’s 2019 book, an epic portrayal of a terrible day. With an unflinching eye and devotion to detail, he not only recounts the horrors of 9/11, he likewise captures what else became evident that day: even during disaster, the strength of the human spirit persists.

2021 will mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11. It will be a time to celebrate the lives of those we lost and those who came to the rescue. It will also be a time to explore the myriad ways the events of that day have re-shaped the American identity. What better way to approach this conversation than to invite Mitchel Zuckoff into your community? Book now for fall 2021 events.


If you are looking for more hard-hitting nonfiction that unabashedly tackles difficult subject matter, look no further than these authors. In their own unique way, each serves up hope and ideas for change alongside the challenges they document: Elizabeth Rush, Lynne Olson, Jennine Capó Crucet, Laurie Halse Anderson, PW Singer.