After Sept. 11, many books were published about what happened that day, examining everything from the heroism of the firefighters to the terrorists responsible for the tragedy.
Here is a partial list of some of those many books:
The Heart of Grief by Thomas Attig; publisher, Oxford; Synopsis: Death and the search for lasting love
Report from Ground Zero, Dennis Smith; published by Viking; Theme: The story of the rescue efforts at the WTC.
The Day Our World Changed: Children's Art of 9/11 by Robin F. Goodman, PhD. and Andrea Henderson Fahnestock; published by Abrams; Synopsis: Children's art and an intro by former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.
Twin Towers Remembered, Camilo Jose Vergara; Princeton Architectural Press; Synopsis: Photos taken from all parts of Manhattan of the World Trade Center.
The American Creed: A Spiritual and Patriotic Primer, Forrest Church; St. Martin's Press; Synopsis: A great way to understand America in spiritual terms.
Out of the Ruins: A New York Record, Jean Holabird, Gingko Press; Synopsis: Lower Manhattan, Autumn 2001.
Six Days of War, Michael B. Oren; Oxford; Synopsis: June 1967 and the making of the modern Middle East.
No God but God, Geneive Abdo; Oxford; Synopsis: Egypt and the triumph of Islam.
What Went Wrong, Bernard Lewis; Oxford, Synopsis: Western impact and the Middle Eastern response.
The Other Side of Welfare, Pamela L. Cave; Capital Books; Real stories from a single mother.
The New Nuclear Danger, Dr. Helen Caldicott; The New Press; Synopsis: George W. Bush's military-industrial complex.
What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam, John L. Esposito; Oxford; Synopsis: Answers to frequently asked questions, from one of America's leading experts.
Our Mission and Our Moment: President Bush's Address to the Nation; Newmarket Press; Synopsis: President's address to the nation before a joint session of congress, Sept. 20, 2001.
Stress-Relief: For Disasters Great and Small, Georgia Witkin Ph.D.; Newmarket Press; Synopsis: What to expect and what to do from day one to year one and beyond.
Worlds in Collision, Edited by Ken Booth and Tim Dunne; Palgrave Macmillan; Synopsis: Terror and the future of global order.
The War Against Terror Masters, Michael A. Ledeen; St. Martin's Press; Synopsis: Why it Happened. Where we are now. How we'll win.
Inside 9-11: What Really Happened; St. Martin's Press; From the reporters, writers and editors of Der Spiegel Magazine.
War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, Chris Hedges; Public Affairs; Synopsis: Truths about humanity's love affair with war, offering a moving and thought-provoking meditation.
Onthatday: A Book of Hope for Children by Andrea Patel; Tricycle Press. Synopsis: A book of hope for children.
A New Deal for New York, Mike Wallace; Bell & Weiland/Gotham Center Books; Synopsis: In the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks we should not just rebuild but rethink.
Inside Afghanistan, John Weaver; W Publishing Group; Synopsis: The American who stayed behind after Sept. 11, and his mission of mercy to a war-torn people.
A Just Response, Edited by Katrina Vanden Heuvel; Nation Books; Synopsis: The nation on terrorism, democracy and Sept. 11.
The Day the World Came to Town, Jim Defede; Regan Books/Harper Collins; Sept. 11 in Gander Newfoundland.
A New World Trade Center, Max Protetch; Regan Books/Harper Collins; Synopsis: Design proposals from leading architects worldwide.
Strong of Heart, Thomas Von Essen; Regan Books/Harpers Collins; Synopsis: Life and death in the Fire Department of New York.
Among the Heroes; Jere Longman; Harper Collins; Synopsis: United Flight 93 and the passengers and crew who fought back.
Never Forget, Mitchell Fink and Lois Mathias; Regan Books/Harper Collins. Synopsis: An oral history of Sept. 11.
Firefighting, Jack Gottschalk; DK Publishing. Synopsis: Examines 65 of the world's most compelling fies and their impact on the evolution of firefighting technology, tactics and equipment.
The September 11 Photo Project, Michael Feldschuh; Regan Books/Harper Collins; Synopsis: Compilation of Photographs.
Stepping Through the Ashes; Eugene Richards and Janine Altnongy; Aperture. Synopsis: Personal elegy to those lost in Sept. 11 that focuses on the tragic events as they unfolded; about coping and coming to terms in the aftermath.
After the Terror, Ted Honderich; Edinburgh University Press; Synopsis: Essay stands out as unusual and unusually enlightening and provocative.
Inside Al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror, Rohan Gunaratna; Columbia University Press. Synopsis: Based on five years of research, including interviews with its members.
What We Saw, CBS News; Simon & Schuster; Synopsis: Events of Sept. 11 in words, pictures and video.
Heart of a Soldier, James B. Stewart; Simon & Schuster; Synopsis: Story of love, heroism and Sept. 11.
Love, Greg & Lauren; Greg Manning; Bantam Books; Synopsis: Powerful true story of courage, hope and survival.
The Guys, Anne Nelson; Random House; Synopsis: A play soon to be a major motion picture. From the author's experience helping a New York fire captain prepare eulogies for the men in his command who died on 9/11, Nelson distilled this two-person play.
The End of Days, Fundamentalism and the Struggle for the Temple Mount. Gershom Gorenberg, Oxford; Synopsis: The threat of apocalyptic religious violence is happening now, and it's happening everywhere.
Above Hallowed Ground, photographers of the New York City Police Department; Viking Studio; Synopsis: Photographic record of Sept. 11, 2001.
Coping After 9/11 and Beyond; Mary Ellen Chepak, CSW; MEC Publishing; Synopsis: An everyday handbook addressing public concerns over the threat of terrorism.
At Ground Zero, Edited by Chris Bull and Sam Erman; Thunder's Mouth Press; Synopsis: 25 Stories from young reporters who were there.
Forbidden Truth; Jean-Charles Brisard & Guillaume Dasquie; Nation Books; Synopsis: U.S.-Taliban secret oil diplomacy and the failed hunt for Bin Laden.
Firehouse, David Halberstam, Hyperion; Synopsis: We watch the day unfold, the men called to duty, while their families wait anxiously for news of them.
The Cell, John Miller, Michael Stone and Chris Mitchell; Hyperion; Synopsis: Inside the 9/11 plot, and why the FBI and CIA failed to stop it.
Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace, Gore Vidal; Synopsis: How we got to be so hated.
Al Qaeda: The Terror Network that Threatens the World, Jane Corbin; Nation Books; Synopsis: Classified investigations of the al Qaeda threat now underway at the FBI and CIA have concluded that the war in Afghanistan failed to diminish the threat to the U.S.
American Jihad; Steven Emerson; Free Press; Synopsis: The terrorists living among us.
For Love or Country? Martha C. Nussbaum; Beacon; Synopsis: In a new demoracy, forum on the limits of patriotism
The Power of Nonviolence; Beacon; Synopsis: Writings by advocates of peace, including Buddha, Martin Luther King Jr. and others.
Free For All; Wendy Kaminer; Beacon; Synopsis: Defending liberty in America today.
Poems to Live By in Uncertain Times, Edited by Joan Murphy; Beacon; A collection of poerms to nourish the spirit in uncertain times.
Peace Out, Dawg! Tales from Ground Zero; G. B. Trudeau; Andrews McMell Publishing; Tales from Ground Zero, a Doonesbury book.
September 11, 2001: A Collection of Newspaper Front Pages; Andrews McMeel Publishing; Synopsis: A collection of newspaper front pages from the Poynter Institute.
911 Promise, Daniel Williams, Creation House Press; Synopsis: Promises, prayers and inspiring quotations for life, liberty and true happiness in crisis or calm.
The September 11 Syndrome, Harriet B. Braiker, PhD., McGraw Hill; Synopsis: Anxious days and sleepless nights: seven steps to getting a grip on life in uncertain times.
Twin Towers, Angus Kress Gillespie, New American Library; Synopsis: the life of NYC's WTC.
The Next Place ,Warren Hanson; Waldman House Press; Synopsis: Inspirational journey of light and hope to a place where earthly hurts are left behind.
Courage; Bernard Waber; Houghton Mifflin Company; Synopsis: Kids' books on the different kinds of courage.
Eleven: Witnessing the World Trade Center ; Universe Publishing; Synopsis: photos on the morning of Sept. 11, the assault, the collapse of the towers, stunned lookers and shocking wreckage.
New York, New York ; Richard Berenholtz; Rizzoli International Publications; Synopsis: Panoramic photos of the city.
Firemouse, Nina Barbaresi; Random House; Synopsis: Delightful tribute to firefighters for children about a firefighting mouse.
New York's Bravest; Mary Pope Osborne; Random House; Synopsis: Tall tale children's book with real world reverberations.
Triumph Over Tragedy , John Duffy and Mary S. Schaeffer; Wiley; Synopsis: Sept. 11 and the rebirth of a business — effects of attacks on businesses.
War in a Time of Peace, David Halberstam; Touchtone; Synopsis: Chronicles Washington politics and foreign policy in post-Cold War America.
The Myth of Tomorrow, Gary Buffone, Ph.D., McGraw Hill; Synopsis: Seven essential keys for living the life you want today.
Fire , Sebastian Junger; Perennial; Synopsis: New with an essay on Afghanistan, terrific storyteller with compelling tales of danger.
Understanding Islam Thomas W. Lippman; Meridian; Synopsis: Intro into the Muslim World — excellent overview of the world's youngest major religion.
Price of Honor; Jan Goodwin; Plume; Synopsis: Muslim women lift the veil of silence on the Islamic World. Explains how Muslim women are affected by the rise of fundamentalism
Lamentation 9/11 ; E.L. Doctorow; Ruder Finn Press; Synopsis: The many posters and notices that went up after the 11th.
Last Man Down Daniel Paisner; Berkley; Synopsis: A firefighter's story of survival and escape from the WTC.
The Gift of Memory; Marianne Richmond; Waldman House Press; Synopsis: A keepsake to commemorate the loss of a loved one.
Beginning; Warren Hanson; Waldman House Press; Synopsis: Encouragement at the start of something new.
Faces of Ground Zero ; Joe McNally; Little, Brown and Company. Synopsis: Portraits of the heroes of Sept. 11, 2001.
Out of Ground Zero ; Editor: Joan Ockman; Prestel; Synopsis: A series of essays exploring the response of different cities at different times to natural or man-made disasters.
God @ Ground Zero; "Chaplain Ray" Giunta; Integrity; Synopsis: 68 life-changing days digging through rubble, carrying away bodies and most importantly listening to stories and offering hope and comfort to those affected by the tragedy.
Out of the Blue; Richard Bernstein; Times Books; Synopsis: Author tells the compelling story of the people, forces, and events that led to 9/11. Weaving many separate stories into a single vivid and compelling narrative of the heroes, victims, and the perpetrators whose paths intersected on Sept. 11.
My America; Hugh Downs; Scribner; Synopsis: What my country means to me by 150 Americans from all walks of life.
Fallout Juan Gonzalez; The New Press; Synopsis: The environmental consequences of the World Trade Center collapse.
Terrorism and the Constitution David Cole and James X. Dempsey; The New Press; Synopsis: Explains that the increase of federal power even at the expense of civil liberties is both ineffectual and a gross violation of the freedoms this country holds dear.
Understanding September 11; Edited by: Craig Calhoun, Paul Price and Ashley Timmer; The New Press; Synopsis: Aim of providing a more thorough analysis of the range of the domestic issues surrounding the bombings.
Critical Views of September 11; Edited by: Eric Hershberg and Kevin W. Moore; The New Press; Synopsis: Draws together the work of leading intellectuals as they explore what has changed and what has received greater attention in the months since September 11.
Theater of War; Lewis Lapham; The New Press; Synopsis: Shows that recent "imperial behavior" of the U.S. government is perfectly consistent with the practice of past administrations.
Portraits 9/11/01 ; The New York Times Times Books; Synopsis: The collected "portraits of grief" from The New York Times.
To Reach the Clouds Philippe Petit North Point Press; Author re-creates his six-year quest to realize an "impossible" ambition — he rigged a cable between the twin towers to give a high wire perfomance.
Longitudes & Attitudes Thomas L. Friedman; FSG Books; Synopsis: Made up of columns he has published about Sept. 11, as well as a diary of his private experiences and reflections during his reporting on the post-Sept 11 world.
American Ground William Langewiesche; North Point Press; Synopsis: Explains the mechanics of the impact and collapse, from the flight characteristics of the jets to the final persistent fires within the rubble through firsthand exploration.
The Lion's Grave Jon Lee Anderson; Grove Press; Synopsis: Firsthand account of the war in Afghanistan.
A Call to Heroism; Peter H. Gibbon; Atlantic Monthly Press; Synopsis: An inspiring and uplifting meditation on the meaning of heroism in American history and in our society today through anecdotes, examples and thought-provoking analysis.
Scourge; Jonathan B. Tucker; Grove Press; Synopsis: Addresses the growing concerns about the possible proliferation of the deadly smallpox virus to terrorist organizations and frames the issue of smallpox as a biological weapon in a new afterword.
September 11: An Oral History; Dean E. Murphy; Doubleday; Synopsis: Vivid eyewitness accounts by those who worked in and around the Trade Center and at the Pentagon, by rescue workers and the stories of people around the country and abroad who watched events unfold on TV.
The New York Times: A Nation Challenged Edited by: Mitchel Levitas; Scholastic; Synopsis: To help families and classrooms observe the 1st anniversary of 9/11 with age-appropriate news and information.
September 12th: We Knew Everything Would be Alright; 1st grade students of H. Byron Masterson Elementary in Kennett, MI; Scholastic; Synopsis: Picture book showing strength and optimism by children.
The Pledge of Allegiance ; Scholastic; Synopsis: The pledge of allegiance with pictures from across the country.
The Declaration of Independence; Sam Fink; Scholastic; Synopsis: Young readers will learn how our nation was formed in a fun and informative way.
Does Stress Damage the Brain?; J. Douglas Bremner Norton; Synopsis: Consequences of traumatic stress upon the body and mind.
Before & After Stories from New York Edited by: Thomas Beller; Mr. Beller's Neighborhood; Synopsis: series of true stories from NYC like the answers to those questions that occasionally crop up on a crowded street, etc.
Militant Islam Reaches America; Daniel Pipes; Norton; Synopsis: Examines the history and current state of Islam, including its ideological and violent outgrowth, explaining why militant Islam has gone to war with America and what must be done to stop it.
Men of Steel; Karl Koch III; Synopsis: Crown the story of the family that built the WTC.
Social Studies: The United States Scott Foresman; History text book.
The American Nation Davidson & Stoff; Prentice Hall; History text book.
America: Pathways to the President ; Cayton & Perry & Reed & Winkler; Prentice Hall; History text book.
Women at Ground Zero ; Susan Hagen and Mary Carouba; Alpha; 9/11 viewed by the women heroes.
After September 11; journalists of Reuters; Reuters. Synopsis: NY and the world — fresh images and news storeis from the site of the WTC.
September 11: a testimony; Journalists of Reuters; Reuters; Synopsis: Documenting scenes of endurance, resolve, and determination with pics that capture courage and fortitude.
Journalism After September 11; Edited by: Barbie Zelizer and Stuart Allan; Routledge; Synopsis: How American and British journalism responded to the events of Sept. 11 and how the fallout from 9/11 continues to be reflected in the media.
War of Words Sandra Silberstein Routledge; Synopsis: Explore full impact of 9/11 on America's psyche and its carefully constructed self-image.
War Without End ; Dilip Hiro; Routledge; Synopsis: The rise of Islamist terrorism and global response.
The Shade of Swords; M.J. Akbar; Routledge; Synopsis: Jihad and the conflict between Islam & Christianity.
After the World Trade Center: Rethinking NYC Editors: Michael Sorkin and Sharon Zukin; Routledge; Synopsis: Explores the ranges of possibilities as we consider how to rebuild and memorialize.
Long May She Wave ; Kit Hinrichs & Delphine Hirasuna; Ten Speed Press; Synopsis: A graphic history of the American flag.
Let's Roll! Lisa Beamer; Tyndale; Ordinary people, extraordinary courage, the wife of 9-11 hero Todd Beamer.
The Best American Essays; Edited by: Stephen Jay Gould; Houghton Mifflin Company; Synopsis: Essays.
The Best of Times Haynes Johnson; Harcourt; Synopsis: The boom and bust years of America before and after everything changed.
Kids' Letters to Terrorists; edited by John Shuchart & Steve Scearcy; Personhood Press.
New York's Bravest: Eight Decades of Photographs From the Daily News ; Essays by Patrice O'Shaughnessy; edited by Shawn O'Sullivan; Powerhouse Books.
America's Heroes: Inspiring Stories of Courage, Sacrifice and Patriotism; SP LLC; Synopsis: Heroes of all walks of life on Sept. 11.
The Age of Terror: America and the World After September 11 ; Multiple authors; Basic Books; Synopsis: Counter-terrorism — what can be done.
9-11 … The Wake Up Call; Lawrence V. Williams ;Masterpiece Books; Synopsis: Gospel music stage play inspired by Sept. 11.
110 Stories: New York Writes After September 11; Multiple authors; New York University Press; Synopsis: Fiction, poetry writers respond to Sept. 11.
Unforgettable Tribute to Our Heroes and Victims of 9/11; Simeon W. Johnson; Infinity Publishing; Tribute to heroes, how to deal with stress.
Requiem: Images of Ground Zero Gary Suson Barnes & Noble; Foreword by FDNY Deputy Chief Joseph W. Pfeiffer and Chief William C. Hines.
Brotherhood ; Frank McCourt, Tony Hendra; American Express Publishing; Photos of the FDNY and supporters
Poetry After 9/11: An Anthology of New York Poets; Melville House
The American Spirit: Meeting the Challenge of September 11; Life.