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Ground Zero

by Alan Gratz

by Thomas F. Flynn

Bikeman

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Ground Zero - Introduction

September 11, 2001, New York City: Brandon is visiting his dad at work, on the 107th floor of the World Trade Center. Out of nowhere, an airplane slams into the tower, creating a fiery nightmare of terror and confusion. And Brandon is in the middle of it all. Can he survive -- and escape?

September 11, 2019, Afghanistan: Reshmina has grown up in the shadow of war, but she dreams of peace and progress. When a battle erupts in her village, Reshmina stumbles upon a wounded American soldier named Taz. Should she help Taz -- and put herself and her family in mortal danger?

Two kids. One devastating day. Nothing will ever be the same.

Bikeman - Introduction

On September 11, 2001, journalist Tom Flynn set off on his bike toward the World Trade Towers not knowing what he was riding into. Bikeman is one man's journey back to the horrors of that day and to the humanity that somehow emerged from the dust and the death.

From those whose deaths revealed the most private moments of their lives, to those who helped guide the way to safety, veteran journalist Thomas Flynn's Bikeman chronicles the morning of September 11, 2001 like no other published work. What began with a bicycle ride to the World Trade Center to cover the first tower’s attack continued as the south tower fell and Thomas Flynn found himself quickly transitioning from reporter to participant as he beared witness to and, with a disquieted view, fought for his own life in the very event his well-trained journalistic senses intended to record and report. Now Flynn, as both journalist and now survivor, must come to terms with the harrowing ordeal and somehow find peace in the very act of surviving. 

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