By Jim Dwyer, Kevin Flynn

ISBN-10: 1429996897

ISBN-13: 9781429996891

The dramatic and relocating account of the fight for all times contained in the international alternate middle at the morning of September eleven, while each minute counted

At 8:46 am on September eleven, 2001, 14,000 humans have been contained in the dual towers-reading e-mails, making trades, consuming croissants at home windows at the international. Over the following 102 mins, every one might develop into a part of a drama for the a long time, one witnessed simply via the folk who lived it-until now.

Of the hundreds of thousands of phrases written approximately this wrenching day, such a lot have been instructed from the skin taking a look in. ny occasions journalists Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn have taken the opposite-and way more revealing-approach. pronounced from the views of these contained in the towers, 102 mins captures the little-known tales of standard those who took amazing steps to save lots of themselves and others. past this stirring landscape stands investigative reporting of the 1st rank. An awesome variety of humans really survived the aircraft affects yet have been not able to flee, and the authors elevate demanding questions about development security and tragic flaws in New York's emergency preparedness.

Dwyer and Flynn depend on countless numbers of interviews with rescuers, hundreds of thousands of pages of oral histories, and numerous mobile, e mail, and emergency radio transcripts. They move a bridge of voices to move contained in the infernos, seeing cataclysm and heroism, one individual at a time, to inform the affecting, authoritative saga of the lads and women-the approximately 12,000 who escaped and the 2,749 who perished-as they made 102 mins count number as by no means before.

102 mins was once a 2005 nationwide ebook Award Finalist for Nonfiction.

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In April of that year, Allen Dulles, then CIA deputy director for covert operations, met with military intelligence chiefs to seek their assistance in launching Project Artichoke. ” In this mobilization, the CIA employed a combination of financial incentives and collegial manipulation by a few leading researchers to effect a subtle redirection of the nascent cognitive science community. This alliance between the intelligence and science would prove seminal. Through a seemingly erratic yet systematic process, the CIA and its contract researchers produced a distinctively American approach to psychological torture grounded in a scientific understanding of the sensory pathways to human consciousness.

B. Retarding and advancing clocks. C. Serving meals at odd times. D. Disrupting sleep schedules. E. ” But now a penciled insert warned: “It is illegal and against policy to use them to produce regression. ” Offering visual confirmation of this continuity, the detainees at Guantanamo’s Camp X-Ray in 2002 wore prison suits with goggles, gloves, and ear muffs that bear a striking resemblance to equipment Dr. Hebb used to test sensory deprivation on student volunteers at McGill University in 1952. When the Cold War came to a close in 1990, Washington rescinded its torture training and resumed its advocacy of human rights.

Unless such a formal inquiry is convened to investigate this history of coercive interrogation and begin to break the cycle of secrecy, exposé, and impunity, we are likely in a few years to find ourselves once again facing another major torture scandal arising from some newly discovered dungeon in Asia, Africa, or the Middle East. When that happens, the world will not have forgotten those photos from Abu Ghraib. The damage to this country’s international standing will likely be nothing short of devastating.

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