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102 Minutes

James B. Stewart reviews the new book 102 Minutes by Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn.

Even as the tragedy was unfolding, what was happening was far clearer from the outside than from the inside. For most of the people trapped inside, it was chaotic and confusing. They had no way of knowing what had befallen them, let alone why, and no way to know if they would live or die.

There’s an amazing interactive feature on the book on the New York Times site in the right sidebar of the book review pages.