Long Mile Home (Hardcover)
Boston Under Attack, the City's Courageous Recovery, and the Epic Hunt for Justice
Dutton Books, 9780525954484, 337pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2014
"Long Mile Home "will tell the gripping story of the tragic, surreal, and ultimately inspiring week of April 15, 2013: the preparations of the bombers; the glory of the race; the extraordinary emergency response to the explosions; the massive deployment of city, state, and federal law enforcement personnel; and the nation's and the world's emotional and humanitarian response before, during, and after the apprehension of the suspects.
The authors, both journalists at "The Boston Globe," are backed by that paper's deep, relentless, and widely praised coverage of the event. Through the eyes of seven principal characters including the bombers, the wounded, a victim, a cop, and a doctor, Helman and Russell will trace the distinct paths that brought them together. With an unprecedented level of detail and insight, the book will offer revelations, insights, and powerful stories of heroism and humanity.
"Long Mile Home" will also highlight the bravery, resourcefulness, and resiliency of the Boston community. It will portray the city on its worst day but also at its best.
About the Author
JENNA RUSSELL was one of the reporters at the forefront of the "Globe" s coverage of the bombings and is the coauthor of the "New York Times" bestseller" Last Lion." Both authors live in Boston."
Praise For Long Mile Home: Boston Under Attack, the City's Courageous Recovery, and the Epic Hunt for Justice…
Praise for Long Mile Home
"A new book about the Boston Marathon bombings last April is more gripping than a mystery novel, has more deeply drawn characters than a literary novel and is enriched by the details of a history book...It's an incredible story, and the heart-rending pictures in the middle of the book are a stark reminder that it's real, not fiction." - Associated Press
“A riveting piece of journalism and an exceptional tribute to a great American city that manages to avoid being sentimental or syrupy.” –USA TODAY
“Accounts of heroism, pride, and victory in the aftermath of tragedy make this must-read surprisingly uplifting”—Fitness
[A] gripping account”—New York Daily News
“A suspenseful and emotional experience.”—Sarasota Herald-Tribune
"In a remarkable work of narrative journalism, Boston Globe journalists Helman (co-author: The Real Romney, 2012) and Russell (co-author: Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy, 2009), with support from their comrades at the Globe’s news department, map out the heartbreaks, dogged pursuits and courageous acts of defiance that resulted from one of America’s most foolhardy and cowardly acts of terrorism...Journalism that demonstrates all the arguments why we need professionals to tell the stories that mark our generations and a valentine to the people that proved Boston Strong." - Kirkus