Reclaiming the Sky

9/11 and the Untold Story of the Men and Women Who Kept America Flying

 Reclaiming the Sky

Author: Tom Murphy
Pub Date: September 2006
Print Edition: $18.95
Print ISBN: 9780814437650
Page Count: 224
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814429983

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"""I covered the awful World Trade Center attacks on 9/11 and haven't been on an airplane since. But after reading Tom Murphy's beautifully written, and powerfully told tale of the daily courage of those who keep America airborne I want to run for the boarding gate. Reclaiming the Sky is a compelling, economical and important book about those unsung men and women who have the right stuff in a dark time.""

-- Denis Hamill, New York Daily News columnist and author of Fork in the Road and Ten Spot

""The myth of our separateness in this life is pervasive, but it is never more a myth than when applied to the community of people who work in and around the great air transportation system of the United States. While 9/11 was a Pearl Harbor-class attack on our nation, it was an even more grievous attack on the aviation community, and the extreme pain and post traumatic stress radiating in all directions and affecting so many -- friends, family, kindred workers, and those who we knew only by association -- has vibrated silently, until now. Reclaiming the Sky is an important work of compassion and connectedness, a reaffirmation of the human spirit and the determination that kept an industry of great passion alive in its darkest hour.""

-- John J. Nance, Veteran Airline Captain for Alaska Airlines and Braniff Airlines, and NY Times bestselling author of many books, including Orbit, Pandor’s Clock, and Medusa’s Child

""A fitting tribute to the quiet heroes who helped get this country started again after it was so abruptly stopped on 9/11.""

-- Doug McCormick, former President of iVillage and Lifetime Television

""Reclaiming the Sky is filled with good stories I had not heard and things I did not know. It should be required reading for anyone who is serious about defending America.""

-- John Westermann, ex-cop, author of Exit Wounds"

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