The 9/11 Commission Report Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States Paperback
In November 2002 the United States Congress and President George W.
Bush established by law the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission.
This independent, bipartisan panel was directed to examine the facts and circumstances surrounding the September 11 attacks, identify lessons learned, and provide recommendations to safeguard against future acts of terrorism.
This volume is the authorized edition of the Commission's final report.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 561 pages
- Publisher: WW Norton & Co
- Publication Date: 01/07/2004
- Category: Terrorism, armed struggle
- ISBN: 9780393326710
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Review by timspalding
A grab-bag of sorts. Parts of it have almost literary value. Parts trouble me—this was the best they could do? But the sum is certainly the most important Congressional report of the last 20 years. If anything qualifies as a citizen's "must read," this does.
Review by cleverusername2
I bought this book soon after it came out and I made it my dedicated reading material until I reached the back cover. Why? Because I felt it was important to understand as fully as I could one of the most significant events of my lifetime, hopefully there will not be many more to rival the attacks. That’s a new word in our vocabulary, I noticed in conversations and news reports soon after 9/11 people would sometimes slip up and call it “the hijacking” or “the bombing” when it was not really those things. It was just “the attacks”, there is not a word invented to fully comprehend this horrible event. There are many conspiracy theories around 9/11, I shall not refute them nor will I spend much time creating dragons where there are none. I cannot explain everything about the attacks and neither will this book. This was a complicated event, with many causes, points of failure and its effects shall linger a long, long time.
Review by temsmail
Every American should read this report, even considering how boreing and dry government reports of this kind can be. Beware, be informed.