Book Reviews of Wake-Up Call: The Political Education of a 9/11 Widow (Audio CD) (Abridged)

Wake-Up Call: The Political Education of a 9/11 Widow (Audio CD) (Abridged)
Wake-Up Call The Political Education of a 9/11 Widow - Audio CD - Abridged
Author: Kristen Breitweiser
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ISBN-13: 9781594835605
ISBN-10: 1594835608
Publication Date: 9/6/2006
Edition: Abridged
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4 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Book Type: Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 4
I was drawn to this account of the 9/11 tragedy. While I found it overly fact-heavy at times, it was well worth the read.
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Helpful Score: 3
Kristen courageously shares the minutes, hours and days after the shock of losing her beloved husband in such a tragic way. The bulk of the book is her journey to make a difference in the lives of all of the victim's families through political action.
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Helpful Score: 1
In September of 2001, Breitweiser had a tumor in her breast, was suffering from colitis and lupus and recovering from the death of her mother from cancer of the mouth. Then terrorists crashed into the World Trade Center, killing her beloved husband and hundreds more. Devastated, the New Jersey stay-at-home mom became an activist, channeling her pain and rage into learning everything she could about the U.S. government's role in the attacksan excruciating journey that is carefully chronicled in this emotionally charged memoir. Colloquial in tone, Breitweiser recounts how she and three widow palsher fellow "Jersey Girls"began lobbying the government to establish an independent 9/11 commission to explore all that went wrong that day. With narrative ease, the author, who has a law degree, breaks down complex arguments and political theories: one chapter is dedicated to a single footnote from The 9/11 Investigations, while another segment explains why negligence is cheaper than prevention for airlines and governments. But in episodes where she mouths off to Henry Kissinger and campaigns for the "awkward" John Kerry, her frustration palpably grows. Though not the most elegant storyteller, Breitweiser has produced a touching account of her history and ongoing mission that's bound to achieve prominence thanks to Ann Coulter's recent attacks on the author. (Sept.)
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I highly recommend this book. It is very well written and truly believable!
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Very disturbing! This did not have to happen!