In honor of Patriot Day (September 11), we’ve compiled a list of some of the best books on 9/11 published by NYU Press. Share your favorite 9/11 book with us by leaving a comment!
New York Writes after September 11
Edited by Ulrich Baer
August 2004. $22.
“Short-short stories and poems by New York writers are the collection’s raison d’Etre, but personal testimony creeps in as well. The best entries approach the subject most obliquely or humorously—Jonathan Ames’s Nabokovian ‘Womb Shelter,’ David Hollander’s moving ‘The Price of Light and Air,’ Nathalie Handal’s lovely ‘The Lives of Rain,’ Lev Grossman’s hilarious ‘Pitching September 11,’ among many others…Overall, this collection proves the transformative power of art.”—Publishers Weekly
THE SHOCK OF THE NEWS
Media Coverage and the Making of 9/11
Brian A. Monahan
March 2010. $24.
“The Shock of the News is a must-read for researchers engaged in media analyses or studying anything related to the September 11th terrorist attacks. It would be an excellent addition to undergraduate and graduate classes in media analyses or media and society.”
—Michelle D. Byng, Critical Sociology
ARABS AND MUSLIMS IN THE MEDIA
Race and Representation after 9/11
August 2012. $23.
“Drawing on a rich understanding of the representations of Arabs and Muslims in the last century, Alsultany helps us to understand what has changed, and what has not, in the last ten years.”—Melani McAlister, George Washington University
Community and Neighborhood Recovery at Ground Zero
October 2011. $24.
“Scientifically exacting and warmly personal, Smithsimon elucidates the residents’ struggles from survival to recovery, the coalescence of community groups, and the debates over redevelopment and the Ground Zero memorial. A well-illustrated, critical, yet sympathetic study of privilege and catastrophe that ultimately celebrates the vitality and diversity of a great city.”—Booklist
Also of Interest:
HABEAS CORPUS AFTER 9/11
Confronting America’s New Global Detention System
August 2012. $24.
THE UNITED STATES AND TORTURE
Interrogation, Incarceration, and Abuse
Edited by Marjorie Cohn
April 2012. $24.
See any we missed? Let us know in the comments section!