Today marks the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 suicide attacks that shocked the world at large. And since the geek in you would probably be too busy or too lazy to go out into the streets of New York or to 9/11 memorial museums, maybe you can let your mind wander off for you. An easy way to commemorate this day is by immersing yourself in the thousands of tragic and heroic stories that fountained from the casualties of the September 11 attacks. But since it might be too late now to go to a bookstore and find a 9/11 related book, you may as well sell old iPhone and just get an iPad where you could read these iBooks:
1. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer – One of the most popular 9/11 related paperbacks of all time is a novel about a nine year old who finds a key from his father who died during the 9/11 suicide attacks. Why is it on top of the list? Reviewers at Goodreads listed it as one of the Best Books of the Decade (2000s) and Best Books of the 21st Century. But if you’re too lazy to read you can also sell used iPhone and get an iPad instead where you can watch the movie!
2. Love, Greg & Lauren by Greg Manning – Since most of the people who were there when AA 11 and UA 175 hit the Twin Towers are now dead, the best source of information are the survivors themselves and their relatives. Meet Greg Manning, a loving husband who decided to document his wife’s recovery from burns that eclipsed 82.5 percent of her body. As he watches his wife in the ICU, he sent out emails to all their friends and compiled them to create a book when the storm was over. This book is worthy to sell used iPhone for because it is one of the very few books that tackled the 9/11 attacks with a personal and unique angle.
3. Unmeasured Strength by Lauren Manning – But if you want to try the more personal version of Greg Manning’s story, try reading the accounts of the survivor herself. This iBook gives you a better perspective of the life, death and rebirth of Lauren Manning, an SVP at Cantor Fitzgerald and one of the few survivors of the 9/11 attacks. And while a lot of reviewers say it’s not a very brightly written book, it’s also one of the very few accounts of survival during a tragic event in American history.
4. 102 Minutes by Jim Dwyer & Kevin Flynn – For who are more interested in the timeline of the 9/11 event, you’ll probably want to sell iPhone 3GS for this iBook. 102 Minutes is an account of the 9/11 attack from New York Times’ investigative journalists. It recounts the stories from eye witnesses who saw the 102 minutes of hell that spanned from the first plane that hit the Twin Towers to the second.
5. Among the Heroes by Jere Longman – Last but never the least in our list is an iBook about the whole different account of the horrors of the 9/11 attacks. This book veers away from the Twin Towers tragedy in New York and shows the stories of the courageous people aboard flight UA 93 that crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The book details the story of how the passengers and the flight’s crew tried to overtake the al-Qaeda hijackers by redirecting the flight to a safe, deserted field that resulted in the safety of the U.S. Capitol.