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Obras por Jim Defede

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1962-08-11
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Ocupações
journalist
Organizações
Miami Herald

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This is the remarkable true story of 9/11 when over 6,000 people found themselves stranded in Gander, Newfoundland when their planes were diverted from landing in the United States due to the terrorists' attacks. Gander was one of the Canadian towns that opened their hearts and homes to those stranded far from their destinations with news of the horror etched in their minds.

Jim Defede heightens the poignancy when he relates some of the individual stories of the people who found themselves in Gander and the stories of those who made them feel safe and welcome. The kindness and generosity of the citizens of Gander and other small towns provided solace and comfort in numerous ways.

If anyone ever doubts that there are so many people with a generosity of spirit, this is a long-lasting reminder. It is incredibly moving to read this small book and to then remember the way we all honored the horrors of 9/11 in the days following by our kindnesses to each other.
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pdebolt | 75 outras críticas | Jan 12, 2024 |
Wonderful true story about some wonderful people doing wonderful things during a horrible tragedy.
 
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AliceAnna | 8 outras críticas | Dec 25, 2023 |
Lovely, uplifting story of a community coming together to help strangers stranded in their little towns. Heart-warming.
 
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elifra | 8 outras críticas | Nov 5, 2023 |
A joy to read as I picked up this book to read on the 22nd anniversary of 9/11. Wonderful storytelling and the revised edition 20 years after brought a great sense of closure to the people and the events of that day.
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John_Hughel | 8 outras críticas | Sep 13, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
2
Membros
1,072
Popularidade
#23,987
Avaliação
4.1
Críticas
85
ISBN
11

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