Portraits: 9/11/01

Portraits: 9/11/01

The Collected "Portraits of Grief" From The New York Times

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
Presents in alphabetical order more than nineteen hundred profiles of the people who were killed on September 11, 2001 that appeared as "Portraits of Grief" in the New York Times between the attack and February 3, 2002.

McMillan Palgrave
Poignant and personal remembrances, celebrating the lives of the World Trade Center victims.

Few aspects of The New York Times's coverage of September 11 and of all that has followed have attracted as much comment as "Portraits of Grief." A page or two buried deep in the B section every day for 15 weeks, the series profiled the lives lost in the attacks on the World Trade Center and has become a story in itself, becoming required reading for many, the world over.

Beginning on Sept. 14, a half-dozen Times reporters began working from a stack of 100 missing person fliers collected from points around the World Trade Center site. They crafted profiles--stories containing short but signature details of the lives they strove to present. These portraits transcend race, class, and gender lines and tell of the old and the young, praising their individuality while at the same time cutting through their differences to capture the poignancy of their shared similarity: life cut short in an American tragedy. The stories have become a source of connection and consolation, a focus for the sorrow of readers both reeling from disbelief and searching for support. To paraphrase "Portraits" reporter Charlie LeDuff, there's more than one Ground Zero--there are thousands of Ground Zeros. Portraits: 9/11/01, a collection of the over 1,800 profiles published in the Times, helps us visit them all.

Blackwell North Amer
Soon after the horrific events of September 11, newsroom staffers at The New York Times began to ask about the real people, the names and faces behind the unimaginable statistics. Their efforts, which grew into the daily "Portraits of Grief" feature, gathered force over the ensuing weeks and eventually became a cultural phenomenon on a national scale. Each day, readers in New York and across the country spent a few moments getting to know the doting fathers and loving spouses, gourmet cooks, fanatical sportsmen, partygoers, church elders, pranksters and perfectionists - the astonishing diversity of unique individuals. And as we made the transition from mourning our loss to celebrating these lives, a gentle note of uplift was sounded, and we began to think about healing.
Portraits: 9/11/01 brings together all the poignant memories and reminiscences, and stands as a lasting tribute to these beloved souls.

& Taylor

Presents portraits of several of the people whose lives were lost in the September 11 attacks as collected by The New York Times and published in the daily "Portraits of Grief" feature. 50,000 first printing. Lit Guild. BOMC. Doubleday.

Publisher: New York : Times Books, c2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805072228
Characteristics: x, 558 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: New York Times Company


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