Life Magazine, September 11, 2001

As never before, it was a tale of two years. Through September 10, the United States was a nation at peace, moving leisurely through a year in which not terribly much was happening. Sharks and movie stars and an economic malaise dominated small-sized headlines. Then, in a moment, everything changed. The country, visited by an unspeakable horror, was plunged into an altered universe. Terror, death and war were constants in the New Normal. Here, in vivid imagery, is the story of that year — of those years.

A quick read, if you’re only looking at the words, this was part of the Time Magazine’s annual “the Year In Pictures” series, which thankfully includes images from the rest of the year that happened before and after 9/11.

I received this in a lot that I won from a goodwill auction, which seems like something I’m going to say a lot more these days, Goodwill has done pretty well with their online options, and in this case there was a $50 Star Trek book that I was able to get in a lot of 3 books for just $10. Included in the lot was the ST book, this 9/11 book, and book named “growing up with the Beatles”, which honestly I may not even read.

This 2001 book was good though, there’s a TON of other stuff in here that’s eye raising from the appointment of Rober Mueller to the FBI, to the uncertainty of the Bush administration, to the RIP section at the end of the book. If you’re interested in what else happened in that year, this is a good starting point.

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