Touching History

The Untold Story of the Drama That Unfolded in the Skies Over America on 9/11

By Lynn Spencer; Joyce Bean (Narrator)
(Tantor Media, , 9781400137602)

Publication Date: June 2008

Other Editions of This Title: , , Hardcover, Paperback

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A nonfiction thriller chronicling moment to moment the riveting untold story of the drama that unfolded in the skies over America on 9/11 as the FAA, the military, and thousands of commercial pilots called on all of their rigorous training and their reserves of patriotism and courage to improvise a heroic response to the first attacks on American soil since Pearl Harbor and contend with a whole new kind of war in the skies.

About the Author

Lynn Spencer is a pilot for ExpressJet Airlines as well as a certified flight instructor. She has been a commercial pilot for eleven years and has held the coveted position of Flight Training Instructor for Continental Airlines. She graduated from Duke University with honors before following her dream to become a pilot, and she completed her high-altitude training at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. Joyce Bean is an accomplished audiobook narrator and director. In addition to being an AudioFile Earphones Award winner, she has been nominated multiple times for a prestigious Audie Award. Equally adept at narrating fiction and nonfiction, her titles include Blue Diary by Alice Hoffman, Blue Smoke by Nora Roberts, and several Jayne Ann Krentz novels. Joyce lives in West Michigan.

Praise For Touching History

"Spencer...expertly elucidates the complexities and pitfalls of American aviation as it faced a staggering challenge." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review

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