All author royalties support Aviation Charities.
"A fitting tribute to the quiet heroes who got this country started again after it was so abruptly stopped on 9/11"
- Doug McCormick,
former president of Ivillage and Lifetime Television
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The book is available in bookstores, or online at:
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(See below for a description of the charity program.)
SEPTEMBER 2006 - Current Events/Biography
Hardcover - 5 5/8 x 8 3/4 - 224 Pages
ISBN 13: 978-0-8144-0909-1
$21.95 - CAN $27.95
Reclaiming the Sky - from AMACOM's Fall Catalog
9/11 and the Untold Story of the Men and Women Who Kept America Flying
By Tom Murphy
On the morning on September 11, 2001, thousands of airline and airport professionals headed off for what they assumed would be just another day on the job. Of course it was anything but. Now, as the nation approaches the fifth aniversary of that tragic day, the stories of the heroes and casualties among our dedicated air travel workers remain largely untold.
Until now. Reclaiming the Sky honors not only those workers who died doing their jobs, but also the ones that soldiered through on that day and in the aftermath, tirelessly piecing back together the fragments of a shattered industry - and indeed a critical social and economic force - while putting aside their own fears and grief.
In conjunction with a website, reclaimingthesky.com - where readers can share their stories and thoughts - the book not only honors the heroes and casualties of 9/11, it also offers common ground to those seeking meaning, purpose and the strength to move forward.
Tom Murphy (Bellingham, WA) has been an aviation industry trainer for twenty years and is president of The Service Institute. For the last few years, he has focused primarily on helping thousands of air travel professionals and their families recover in the wake of the September 11th attacks.