The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland und über 1,5 Millionen weitere Bücher verfügbar für Amazon Kindle. Erfahren Sie mehr
  • Alle Preisangaben inkl. MwSt.
Nur noch 8 auf Lager (mehr ist unterwegs).
Verkauf und Versand durch Amazon.
Geschenkverpackung verfügbar.
Menge:1
The Day the World Came to... ist in Ihrem Einkaufwagen hinzugefügt worden
+ EUR 3,00 Versandkosten
Gebraucht: Gut | Details
Verkauft von reBuy reCommerce GmbH
Zustand: Gebraucht: Gut
Ihren Artikel jetzt
eintauschen und
EUR 1,75 Gutschein erhalten.
Möchten Sie verkaufen?
Zur Rückseite klappen Zur Vorderseite klappen
Anhören Wird wiedergegeben... Angehalten   Sie hören eine Probe der Audible-Audioausgabe.
Weitere Informationen
Alle 3 Bilder anzeigen

The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 14. August 2003

3 Kundenrezensionen

Alle 5 Formate und Ausgaben anzeigen Andere Formate und Ausgaben ausblenden
Amazon-Preis Neu ab Gebraucht ab
Kindle Edition
"Bitte wiederholen"
Taschenbuch
"Bitte wiederholen"
EUR 14,61
EUR 9,72 EUR 5,59
16 neu ab EUR 9,72 5 gebraucht ab EUR 5,59

Hinweise und Aktionen

  • Große Hörbuch-Sommeraktion: Entdecken Sie unsere bunte Auswahl an reduzierten Hörbüchern für den Sommer. Hier klicken.

Jeder kann Kindle Bücher lesen — selbst ohne ein Kindle-Gerät — mit der KOSTENFREIEN Kindle App für Smartphones, Tablets und Computer.



Produktinformation

  • Taschenbuch: 256 Seiten
  • Verlag: William Morrow Paperbacks; Auflage: Pbk. (14. August 2003)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 0060559713
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060559717
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,5 x 1,5 x 20,3 cm
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 5.0 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (3 Kundenrezensionen)
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 133.997 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)

Mehr über den Autor

Entdecken Sie Bücher, lesen Sie über Autoren und mehr

Produktbeschreibungen

Amazon.de

The events of September 11 have seemingly been covered, analyzed, and discussed from every angle imaginable. So the subject matter alone of Jim DeFede's The Day the World Came to Town makes it noteworthy. In the immediate aftermath of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, 38 commercial airliners carrying over 6,000 passengers were forced, as a precautionary measure, to land in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada. Due to the ongoing closure of U.S. airspace, the passengers spent four days in this isolated town of 10,000 before being allowed to continue on their way. In that time, Gander's residents rallied together to extend a kind of hospitality that seems too expansive for the word hospitality. Townspeople not only opened schools and legion halls for use as emergency shelters, they invited the passengers into their homes for showers, meals, and warm beds while local businesses simply gave toiletries and clothing to passengers stuck without luggage. Despite the grim consequences that led to the situation, DeFede finds humor: two flight attendants are offered a car for sightseeing by a local woman who happened to be driving by; the stranded chairman of Hugo Boss finds himself shopping for men's underwear at the local Wal-Mart. But the real message of the book is how, even in times of great turmoil and conflict, people can and must look to one another for comfort, help, and hope. --John Moe -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.

Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende

Jim DeFede has been an award-winning journalist for sixteen years, first with the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, and then with the Miami New Times. His work has appeared in Talk, The New Republic, and Newsday. He is currently a metro columnist for the Miami Herald.


In diesem Buch

(Mehr dazu)
Ausgewählte Seiten ansehen
Buchdeckel | Copyright | Inhaltsverzeichnis | Auszug | Rückseite
Hier reinlesen und suchen:

Kundenrezensionen

5.0 von 5 Sternen
5 Sterne
3
4 Sterne
0
3 Sterne
0
2 Sterne
0
1 Sterne
0
Alle 3 Kundenrezensionen anzeigen
Sagen Sie Ihre Meinung zu diesem Artikel

Die hilfreichsten Kundenrezensionen

Von C. Busch am 6. Mai 2014
Format: Taschenbuch Verifizierter Kauf
Über die Vorgänge in Gander, Neufundland, hatte ich bereits kurz nach den Anschlägen einiges gelesen. Als Fluzeugenthusiast war mir nicht entgangen, dass die Lufthansa damals einen Airbus auf den Namen "Gander-Halifax" taufte, zu Ehren der beispiellosen Hilfsbereitschaft der Anwohner vor Ort. Mehr als zehn Jahre später stieß ich durch einen Blogeintrag auf das Buch von Jim DeFede und habe es gleich bestellt.

Von der furchtbaren Covergestaltung des Paperbacks sollte man sich keineswegs abhalten lassen. Jim DeFede beschreibt ohne triefenden Patriotismus oder Pathos die Ereignisse, die sich über tausend Kilometer entfernt von den zusammenstürzenden Türmen in New York abspielten. Als der amerikanische Luftraum gesperrt wurde, mussten tausende Menschen ihre Reise zwangsweise unterbrechen, und 38 Flugzeuge strandeten in Gander. Was sich dort abspielte, berührt zutiefst. Wer hat nicht die Zuversicht und den Glauben an das Gute im Menschen verloren, angesichts der Flugzeuge, die mitsamt ihren Passagieren zu riesigen Projektilen wurden, um zu zerstören, zu verletzen, ein ganzes Land, ja, die ganze Welt auf bisher unvorstellbare Weise zu erschüttern? Dieses Buch ist dazu angetan, den Riss zu heilen, der wahrscheinlich in vielen Seelen entstanden ist. Vollkommen selbstlos und ohne zu zögern taten die Einwohner von Gander und den umliegende Städten alles, um den entsetzten Passagieren ihren erzwungenen Aufenthalt so angenehm wie möglich zu machen und ihnen alles zum Leben Notwendige zu geben.
Lesen Sie weiter... ›
Kommentar War diese Rezension für Sie hilfreich? Ja Nein Feedback senden...
Vielen Dank für Ihr Feedback. Wenn diese Rezension unangemessen ist, informieren Sie uns bitte darüber.
Wir konnten Ihre Stimmabgabe leider nicht speichern. Bitte erneut versuchen
1 von 2 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von MW am 28. September 2011
Format: Taschenbuch
Ein superinteressantes Buch, das einem sehr eindrucksvoll schildert, wie auch Menschen fernab von den Anschlagsorten New York und Washington von 9/11 betroffen waren. Neben einer Vorstellung der "Newfies", den Neufundländern, und deren Eigenheiten erzählt der Autor hier wunderbar die Geschichte von den verschiedenen von ihm befragten Menschen, die an diesem Tag in Gander zusammentrafen. Sei es der Lufthansapilot, der auf Anweisungen aus Deutschland wartet und Angst vor Terroristen im eigenen Flugzeug hatte, oder die Familie aus Texas, die auf dem Rückweg aus Kasachstan war, oder die Fluglotsen, die eigentlich zu viele Flugzeuge auf einmal dirigieren mussten, oder einfach nur Mitglieder des lokalen Lion's Club, die versuchen mit dem wahnsinnigen Ansturm fremder Menschen fertig zu werden. Ich fand das Buch sehr spannend, man kann sich wunderbar ein Bild von den Vorkommnissen machen und das Englisch sollte auch für Deutsche mit durchschnittlichen Englischkenntnissen im Großen und Ganzen verständlich sein.
Kommentar War diese Rezension für Sie hilfreich? Ja Nein Feedback senden...
Vielen Dank für Ihr Feedback. Wenn diese Rezension unangemessen ist, informieren Sie uns bitte darüber.
Wir konnten Ihre Stimmabgabe leider nicht speichern. Bitte erneut versuchen
0 von 1 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von roxy am 20. März 2013
Format: Taschenbuch Verifizierter Kauf
Dieses Buch ist zu empfehlen, wenn man Einsteiger bei englischsprachigen Romanen ist. Der Text ist gut verständlich und die Geschichte ist rührend und nach einer wahren Begebenheit.
Kommentar War diese Rezension für Sie hilfreich? Ja Nein Feedback senden...
Vielen Dank für Ihr Feedback. Wenn diese Rezension unangemessen ist, informieren Sie uns bitte darüber.
Wir konnten Ihre Stimmabgabe leider nicht speichern. Bitte erneut versuchen

Die hilfreichsten Kundenrezensionen auf Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 394 Rezensionen
115 von 116 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
Makes me want to be a 'Newfie' 18. September 2002
Von T. J. Mathews - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Gebundene Ausgabe
It's hard to believe that anything written about the events of September 11, 2001, could be described as `wonderful' but Miami Herald columnist Jim DeFede has penned a book that is all that and more.
`The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland' describes what happened when more than 250 aircraft, prohibited from entering U.S. airspace due to the terrorist attacks, were diverted to Canadian airports. Of those, 38 planes bearing 6,595 passengers landed in Gander, Newfoundland, a town with a population of barely 10,000. What happened next goes a very long way to restore the faith in humanity that was shaken by the terrorists. Without exception, the residents of Gander (They call themselves `Newfies') opened their doors to welcome the unexpected refugees and poured out such warmth and compassion that one passenger later remarked, "I was on a flight from London to New York and landed in Heaven."
Schools were closed to provide space for shelters. Residents took the sheets and blankets off their own beds to deliver to the passengers and stayed up all night to feed and welcome then when they finally were able to get off the planes. Locals approached `plane people' in the street and invited them into their homes to shower. Pharmacists made thousands of calls worldwide to verify prescriptions and then filled them for free. Shop owners gave away their stock to those in need and, when they ran out, bought more from the competition and gave that away as well. The events described in this book will make you either proud to be a Canadian or regretful that you aren't.
DeFede skillfully blends the tragic and the comic. One moment Gander's residents are compassionately providing around-the-clock care and companionship to the mother of a missing New York firefighter. Meanwhile, other locals are making honorary Newfoundlanders out of several passengers by means of an age-old ceremony involving kissing a codfish and drinking the local liquor whose name, Screech, is apparently an apt description of its flavor.
There's even a little karma thrown in. When the principal of the Lewisporte Middle School allows a passenger to use their computer center to `run a small business' she doesn't discover until later that the passenger's name was Gordon Conway and the `small business' that he was running out of her school was the Rockefeller Foundation. Needless to say, her generosity resulted in a new computer center for her students.
After the end of their involuntary visit to Gander, many of the passengers have since returned to Gander to visit and express their appreciation to those who were so kind and generous to them. I, too, plan to visit Gander someday, if for no other reason than to see what kind of people it takes to shine such a bright light on one of the darkest days in our history.
I'd also like to find out what Screech tastes like.
53 von 54 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
Humanity's finest hour ---- kosher kitchen included! 7. Dezember 2003
Von Rabbi Yonassan Gershom - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch Verifizierter Kauf
It took me a while to get around to reading this book, because, by the time it came out, I was over-saturated with 9/11 materials. But this is a very different type of story from those about Ground Zero. When the United States shut down its airspace and diverted all those planes elsewhere, 38 of them ended up in Gander, Newfoundland, a fishing town of about 10,000. The reason was simple: Gander, in spite of its small population today, has an enormous airport. During World War II, American military planes refueled at Gander before heading across the ocean to Europe. Until the invention of the jet engine, Gander was the "biggest gas station in the world," and many planes still stop there to refuel.
Physically, Gander Airport could accommodate all those big planes landing, but what about the passengers? That's the real story of Gander -- how the people opened their hearts and homes to total strangers and mobilized every resource they had to comfort and care for the thousands of travelers who suddenly found themselves stranded. It was humanity's finest hour.
This book abounds with human interest stories, such as: the fire engine racing to the next town with sirens blaring, to bring back toys for the "plane children"; the animal protection volunteers who crawled into the bellies of the grounded planes to rescue and care for the passengers' pets; the American family returning from Kazakhstan with a newly-adopted daughter; the big party for the four kids with birthdays that week... and many, many more.
I was especially pleased to read about Rabbi Sudak, the Orthodox Jew (Lubovitcher Hasid, actually) stranded in Gander, who set up a small kosher kitchen and ministered to other stranded Jews, as well as curious locals and a "secret Jew" who lived in the area and "came out" to the rabbi. I was aware of this story because I had read about it in a Jewish newspaper but, in all the TV coverage of Gander, I never heard the rabbi mentioned once. In fact, there was a total lack of coverage of Jewish chaplains anywhere during the mainstream 9/11 coverage. This annoyed me to no end, because I KNEW that rabbis and lay Jewish workers were ministering during the 9/11 efforts, the same as their Christian counterparts. So it was very heartening to see this story included among the many tales of courage and caring.
On the technical end, the book is well-written. The author, Jim Defede, is an excellent storyteller. In the course of writing the book, he interviewed over 180 people. From these, he chose a few representative stories to follow through the entire six days of the crisis. At the same time, he paints the bigger picture very well, so that we can see how the whole town of Gander -- as well as several other towns in the area -- were part of it. He also weaves in cultural and historical background about the area, such as the history of the airport mentioned above. (Which, by the way, answered my own questions about why all those planes were sent to a tiny town. I remember wondering about that at the time.) All in all, this is an excellent book -- one that I could not put down once I started reading.
39 von 39 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
Gives you something to feel good about 6. Oktober 2002
Von T. King - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Gebundene Ausgabe Verifizierter Kauf
Living just 5 miles from Ground Zero I haven't felt the urge to read any of the many books chronicling the events of that horrible day. On a strong recomendation from a friend I picked up THE DAY THE WORLD CAME TO TOWN. Yes this story will bring tears to your eyes but they will quickly be replaced by sheer awe at a community that, without a moment's hesitation, opened its heart and its doors to complete strangers.
If this story was written as ficton one would accuse the author of an overactive imagination. The people of Gander and it's neighboring communities jumped at the chance to render hospitality and comfort to the "plane people", as they referred to them. This story takes the reader through the full range of human emotions from tears to laughter. Yes, laughter. I want to go to GAnder myself and just hug everyone I see.
If you read one September 11th book, make it this one. It provides a lesson we all could learn about being a good neighbor.
34 von 35 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
A different story about 9/11 5. Oktober 2002
Von Dennis Mathes - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Gebundene Ausgabe
This book uncovers a more or less unknown story of the events of 9/11.
For me personally this story is very true. I was one of the passengers that had to divert to Gander, and as soon as the book arrived, I've read the book within one day. I just could not stop. Never before was I so emotionally touched by a book. Maybe because this book is about "us", who landed in Gander. I don't know. I have learned things from the book, which most of the passengers did not know before. It is just amazing how everything got organized by the citizens of Gander and surrounding communities with the support of the Salvation Army.
Jim DeFede picks a few passengers who were aboard different airliners and re-tells their story. I do have my own story (as probably every passenger who was stranded in Gander), and it is interesting to see how other people lived through the week after 9/11 in Newfoundland.
If you want to know about a different story of 9/11, read this book, and you will be amazed how people were helping complete strangers that were caught in the tragic events.
16 von 16 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
Full of Grace 11. Oktober 2002
Von 718 Session - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Gebundene Ausgabe
Man, there are a lot of September 11th books out there. I've avoided most of them, but this was placed in my hands as a "must read." And I'm very glad I read it.
When the hijacked planes hit the World Trade Center, US Airspace was closed. Several thousand transatlantic airline passengers found themselves diverted to Canada. This is a story of some of the 6,000 that found themselves in Gander, Newfoundland.
You wouldn't think a story about what is on the surface a 4 day unscheduled layover would be so compelling. But the response of this tiny town with a large airport (a former airbase) is incredibly moving.
Jim DeFede does an incredible job of getting out of the way and letting the story speak for itself. He interviewed a large sample of the people who were stranded, as well as the people who opened their homes and set up shelters. A good portion of the books covers the incredible logisticics involved, but it never loses the human element.
The generosity of the people of Gander is something to behold. The stories of astounding generosity come one after another: The pharmacist who worked 30 hours straight to fill perscriptions from all over the world at no cost to the passengers, the vet who set up a shelter for animals in transit, and the countless people who raided their own linen closets so the passengers would have sheets and towels (none of the passengers had access to their luggage).
I would recommend this book to anyone who's lost faith in humanity since 09/11/01.
{Special note to Canada: Thank you!}
Waren diese Rezensionen hilfreich? Wir wollen von Ihnen hören.