Manage episode 241839615 series 2317206
On the 18th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, a new book recasts one of America's darkest days in strikingly personal terms by weaving together survival stories in minute-by-minute detail. National security and politics reporter Garrett Graff joins Mother Jones D.C. Bureau Chief David Corn to talk about his new work of oral history, “The Only Plane in the Sky: The Oral History of 9/11”, which unearths untold stories of those who experienced the attack first-hand, and paints the events of that world-shifting day in new and vibrant ways. "9/11 was the hinge upon which our modern world turned," Graff tells Corn. "It's unfathomable to me how you understand America in 2019 without understanding that Tuesday morning in September, 18 years ago."