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1. WHAT WE SAW:
The Events of September 11, 2001 –
in Words, Pictures, and Video
by CBS News
Simon & Schuster, 144 pp.
A new edition of this CBS anthology of article excerpts, essays, and personal narratives – packaged with a DVD full of clips from CBS News archives – offers a compelling overview of the events of 9/11.

2. THE 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT:
The Attack from Planning to Aftermath
by the National Commission
on Terrorist Attacks,
updated by Philip D. Zelikow
W.W. Norton & Co., 640 pp.
This bipartisan report – now updated with a new afterword – is still one of the most essential reads on the attacks and their impact.

3. 102 MINUTES:
The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers
by Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn
W.W. Norton, 224 pp.
This harrowing reportage of what happened inside the World Trade Center on the morning of 9/11 by investigative reporters Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn is being re-released with a new postscript.

4. THE ELEVENTH DAY:
The Full Story of 9/11 and Osama bin Laden
by Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan
Ballantine Books, 603 pp.
With the benefit of 10 years of research and access to recently released documents, journalists Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan offer a fresh and comprehensive account of the events of 9/11.

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