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By Jim Dwyer, Kevin Flynn

ISBN-10: 1429996897

ISBN-13: 9781429996891

The dramatic and relocating account of the fight for all times contained in the international alternate middle at the morning of September eleven, whilst 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 subsequent 102 mins, each one may turn into a part of a drama for the a long time, one witnessed in basic terms by means of the folks who lived it-until now.

Of the thousands of phrases written approximately this wrenching day, so much have been advised from the skin taking a look in. long island instances journalists Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn have taken the opposite-and way more revealing-approach. stated from the views of these contained in the towers, 102 mins captures the little-known tales of normal those that took striking steps to avoid wasting themselves and others. past this stirring landscape stands investigative reporting of the 1st rank. An impressive variety of humans truly survived the airplane affects yet have been not able to flee, and the authors elevate tough questions on construction security and tragic flaws in New York's emergency preparedness.

Dwyer and Flynn depend upon 1000's of interviews with rescuers, hundreds of thousands of pages of oral histories, and numerous cellphone, electronic mail, and emergency radio transcripts. They go 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 boys 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 was once a 2005 nationwide publication Award Finalist for Nonfiction.

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Cadilli ended his career with a record of 31 wins (10 knockouts), 25 losses, and 7 draws while fighting from 1950 to 1963. Vince Delgado was a featherweight from the Palo Verde neighborhood of Chavez Ravine and nephew of boxer Carlos Chavez. At the Main St. Gym, Delgado (right) checks the weight of opponent Alfredo Escobar of Redondo Beach, whom he defeated in 1957 (majority decision 10) and 1958 (split decision 10), both at Hollywood Legion Stadium. Delgado, managed by Gig Rooney and “Senator” Johnny Forbes, fought from 1952 to 1960, retiring with 16 wins (7 knockouts), 8 losses, and 2 draws.

Aragon left boxing with a record of 90 wins (62 knockouts), 20 losses, 6 draws and was never knocked out by a 10-count. He told the Los Angeles Times, “I quit too late. I fought one year longer than I should have. I always said I’d get out when I lost two in a row. ” 39 In their first bout, Compton native Cisco Andrade dropped a 10-round split decision to the smaller but gutsy Lauro Salas of Mexico at the Olympic Auditorium on February 17, 1955. Local contender Andrade then took the next two bouts over former world lightweight champion Salas.

Many nights, it was the Olympic Auditorium which he filled to the rafters. A. ” In this image, teenage whiz kid Ramos (center) keeps veteran southpaw Jorge “Baby” Salazar (right) of Mexico City against the ropes as referee John Thomas (left) observes the action. Ramos remained undefeated in his 11th professional fight with a 10-round unanimous decision win over Salazar at the Olympic Auditorium on September 8, 1966. (Photograph by Paul M. ) 46 Mando Ramos, who was tall for a lightweight, had the looks of a Latin matinee idol, which drew many female fans to his fights at the Olympic Auditorium.

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