Books relating to the events of September 11, 2001
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September 11

102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers (by Jim Dwyer)

Report from Ground Zero (by Dennis Smith)

Nine Months at Ground Zero: The Story of the Brotherhood of Workers Who Took on a Job Like No Other (by Glenn Stout)

Aftermath: World Trade Center (by Joel Meyerowitz)

Watching the World Change: The Stories Behind the Images of 9/11 (by David Friend)

Last Man Down (by Richard Picciotto)

Pentagon 9/11 (by Alfred Goldberg)

The Pentagon (by Steve Vogel)

 Among the Heroes (by Jere Longman)

Running Toward Danger: Stories Behind the Breaking News of September 11 (Newseum)

About Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, the hijackers, and planning of the attacks

The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 (by Lawrence Wright) - See also: Lawrence Wright on Al Qaeda The Cell (by John Miller)

The Osama bin Laden I Know: An Oral History of al Qaeda's Leader (by Peter Bergen)

Perfect Soldiers (by Terry McDermott) - About the hijackers

Inside Al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror (by Rohan Gunaratna)

Al-Qaeda: In Search of the Terror Network that Threatens the World (by Jane Corbin), published in 2003

 Inside 9-11: What Really Happened (Der Spiegel), from the editors of Der Spiegel magazine, with details on the Hamburg cell, published in 2002

Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia (by Ahmed Rashid)

The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror (by Bernard Lewis)

 Terror In the Mind Of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence (by Mark Juergensmeyer), published in 2000

Dollars For Terror: The United States and Islam (by Richard Labeviere), published in 2000

Conspiracy theories

Debunking 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Can't Stand Up to the Facts (by David Dunbar and Popular Mechanics)

Government response

Without Precedent: The Inside Story of the 9/11 Commission (by Thomas H. Kean and Lee H. Hamilton)

Against All Enemies (by Richard A. Clarke)

Spying Blind: The CIA, the FBI, and the Origins of 9/11 (by Amy Zegart)

Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror (by Michael Scheuer)

Broken: The Troubled Past and Uncertain Future of the FBI (by Richard Gid Powers)

About the World Trade Center

 City in the Sky : The Rise and Fall of the World Trade Center (by James Glanz) - History of the World Trade Center, from construction to the events on 9/11

 Twin Towers: The Life of New York City's World Trade Center (by Angus Gillespie)

Divided We Stand : A Biography of New York City's World Trade Center (by Eric Darton) - about the planning and construction, and urban planning

Men of Steel: The Story of the Family That Built the World Trade Center (by Karl Koch III)

 Two Seconds Under the World (by Jim Dwyer) - about the 1993 bombing


Up from Zero: Politics, Architecture, and the Rebuilding of New York (by Paul Goldberger)

Sixteen Acres: Architecture and the Outrageous Struggle for the Future of Ground Zero (by Philip Nobel)

American Ground - Unbuilding the World Trade Center (by William Langewiesche)