Wake-up Call

Wake-up Call

The Political Education of A 9/11 Widow

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Baker & Taylor
A happy young suburban mother and housewife, Breitweiser saw her world shattered by terrorism--and, with no husband by her side or father for her child, found the courage and strength not only to build a new life, but to become one of the country's most outspoken activists and harshest critics of the current administration. A former Republican, Breitweiser, along with three other 9/11 widows (known to the media as "The Jersey Girls"), fought tirelessly for the creation of the 9/11 Commission, in spite of strong opposition from Bush, Cheney, Rice, and other top government officials. While describing her journey, Breitweiser discloses eye-opening information about mistakes made prior to the 9/11 attacks, cover-ups discovered during her campaign for the 9/11 Commission, surprising encounters with some of the country's most powerful officials, and unsettling facts about present-day national security.--From publisher description.The widow of a victim of the September 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center chronicles her odyssey from suburban family life to her role as an outspoken activist, critic of the Bush administration, and campaigner for justice and national security.

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Breitweiser, one of the nation's leading 9/11 activists, was a Republican and a suburban mother and housewife until her husband was killed in the September 11th terrorist attacks. The attack galvanized Breitweiser politically, and, along with three other 9/11 widows, she fought for the creation of the 9/11 Commission in the face of strong opposition from President Bush and many other top government officials. In this account, she describes her recovery from the nightmare of the attacks, and discusses cover-ups revealed during her campaign for the 9/11 Commission. B&w personal photos are included. There is no subject index. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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In a moving and provocative memoir, the widow of a victim of the September 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center chronicles her odyssey from a quiet suburban family life to her role as an outspoken activist, critic of the current administration, and ardent campaigner for justice and national security.

Publisher: New York : Warner Books, 2006
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780446579322
0446579327
Branch Call Number: 973.931 BREIT BREIT
Characteristics: 287 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

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