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By Jim Dwyer, Kevin Flynn

The dramatic and relocating account of the fight for all times contained in the international alternate heart at the morning of September eleven, while each minute counted

At 8:46 am on September eleven, 2001, 14,000 humans have been contained in the dual towers-reading e-mails, making trades, consuming croissants at home windows at the international. Over the following 102 mins, every one may turn into a part of a drama for the a while, one witnessed simply by way of the folks who lived it-until now.

Of the thousands of phrases written approximately this wrenching day, such a lot have been informed from the surface taking a look in. big apple occasions newshounds Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn have taken the opposite-and way more revealing-approach. said from the views of these contained in the towers, 102 mins captures the little-known tales of normal those who took striking steps to save lots of themselves and others. past this stirring landscape stands investigative reporting of the 1st rank. An marvelous variety of humans truly survived the airplane affects yet have been not able to flee, and the authors bring up tough questions on development protection and tragic flaws in New York's emergency preparedness.

Dwyer and Flynn depend upon enormous quantities of interviews with rescuers, millions of pages of oral histories, and numerous mobilephone, e mail, and emergency radio transcripts. They pass a bridge of voices to move contained in the infernos, seeing cataclysm and heroism, one individual at a time, to inform the affecting, authoritative saga of the lads and women-the approximately 12,000 who escaped and the 2,749 who perished-as they made 102 mins count number as by no means before.

102 mins is a 2005 nationwide publication Award Finalist for Nonfiction.

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Philosophy, consequently, becomes a history of these contradictory encounters, a dynamic chronicle revised at each stage by the transformation of what it is about. The history of the mind’s constructions of reality is, then, as much a history of discontinuity—since both terms, mind and nature, THE RISE OF HISTORICISM 49 repeatedly change their meanings—as it is one of continuity. Eventually we reach an absolute identity of mind and nature beyond which progress is impossible, but whose meaning can still only be experienced by going through the whole journey of its production again, each stage of which will now be seen definitively in context.

Bolingbroke did just that in his Letters on theStudy and Use of History (1752), admired and defended by Voltaire, where the plan emerging from the study of history is again Montesquieu’s spirit of the laws, here described as the reduction of ‘all the abstract speculations of ethics, and all the general rules of human policy, to their first principles’ (Bolingbroke 1791:93). Despite such unanimity of conservative and progressive thinkers, English Augustans and French philosophers, their interest in the particular examples they subsume under first principles appears to exceed the use to which they are put.

In his Lectures on the Philosophy of World History (1822), Hegel distinguishes three different kinds of historical writing— original history, reflective history and philosophical history. ‘Immersed in the spirit of the events he describes’, the writer of original history ‘does not rise above it to reflect upon it’ (Hegel 1975:13). The reflective historian, by contrast, tries to seize on ‘the past as a whole’, looking for what ‘is as valid and present now as it was in the past and ever will be’ (16, 19).

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