Author(s): Dennis Smith
The tragic events of September 11, 2001, forever altered the American landscape, both literally and figuratively. Immediately after the jets struck the twin towers of the World Trade Centre, Dennis Smith, a former firefighter, reported to Manhattan's Ladder Co. 16 to volunteer in the rescue efforts. In the weeks that followed, Smith was present on the front lines, attending to the wounded, sifting through the wreckage and mourning with New York's devastated fire and police departments. Written with drama and urgency, Report from Ground Zero honours the men and women who - in America's darkest hours - redefined our understanding of courage.