|Like the Titanic, 9/11 has a place with other disasters of our history. I am interested in the way it affected different groups of people. This book shows a new view of how people far from New York City dealt with unbelievable changes in their lives. Because there existed the threat of more possible attacks, the US government closed the nation's airspace, forcing planes to land in the first available airport. Thirty-eight jetliners carrying 6,595 passengers and crew members landed in Gander, Newfoundland, a town of barely 10,000 population. This book shows the huge hospitality of the "Newfies" and the feeling of horror & displacement of passengers from many countries, cultural & religions.
I was introduced to a marvelous cast of characters that reinforced my faith in the goodness that exists in most people. It's well worth reading & goes quickly. -- Added by jkot43 on 01/26/2014