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Is the "essence of New York" Langewiesche's unverified claims of WTC looting by firefighters, police and construction workers?...
It is according to The New York Society Library.
Call or email now to protest the jury's 2002 Award For Journalism for the American Ground Book.
THE NEW YORK CITY BOOK AWARDS 2002
BOOK AWARDS CEREMONY
Thursday, May 1, 2003
5:30 p.m., Members' Room
The New York City Book Awards, established in 1996, honor current authors who have captured the essence of New York City. This year's jury members are Constance Rogers Roosevelt, chair; Barbara Cohen, Jules Cohn, Hope Cooke, Joan K. Davidson, Joshua B. Freeman, Christopher Gray, Roger Pasquier, Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, Jonathan Rosen, Daniel M. Rossner, and Wendy Wasserstein.
The ceremony and reception honors the award-winning authors and their publishers. Library members are cordially invited, but space is limited. Contact the Events Office at 212-288-6900 x230 or firstname.lastname@example.org by April 24 to place a reservation.
AWARD FOR JOURNALISM
American Ground: Unbuilding the World Trade Center
North Point Press
Photographic Evidence Proves:
Civilian Remains WERE given Flag-Drapped Ceremonials
©2002 Gary Suson Gary Suson was a WTC photographer and eyewitness. Read his book, REQUIEM, Barnes and Noble Books, 2002. "Reverend Lyndon Harris stands with FDNY B.C. Chief Steve Zaderiko as he prays with firefighters and construction workers over flag-draped civilian remains".Read Langewiesche's quote, above right;
One of Many Langewiesche's Factual Errors: (see photo on left) "These tensions flared especially over the differing treatment of human remains – on the one extreme, the elaborate flag-draped ceremonials that the firemen accorded their own dead, and on the other, the jaded ‘bag ‘em and tag ‘em’ approach that they took to civilians." William Langewiesche, American Ground: Unbuilding the World Trade Center, Farrar Straus, 2002 (p.70)See more published photos by Gary Suson that dramatically illustrate that Langewiesche's statement (above) is factually incorrect.
Dozens of Clergy Testify As Eyewitnesses...
Langewiesche's Facts are Wrong.
"Chaplains, clergy, from all different faiths, we see that each body, and each body part, was treated with equal reverence and respect. How dare Mr. Langewiesche say otherwise.”
Father Brian Jordan of St. Francis of
Assisi Church speak. NY1 News Feb. 05, 2003.
"Fire Department of New York Chaplain Christopher Kennan, who worked at ground zero, disputed those allegations. All remains found at ground zero, he said, were prayed over, placed on stretchers, draped in American flags and escorted out of the ruins with an honor guard."Click here to read full story
by Chaka Ferguson. (AP) Newsday Feb. 25, 2003.
NEWS REPORTS from Feb. 25th and 26th Protests.
Snatched from the Jaws of Victory...
Langewiesche's American Ground Fails To Win Major Book Prize
San Francisco Chronicle, Feb. 27, 2003.
Ian McEwan's bestselling "Atonement" wins book critics prize Hillel Italie, AP National Writer, 17:40 PST New York (AP), Feb. 26, 2003.
FDNY cheers as WTC book denied honor
NY Daily News, Feb. 27, 2003.
Firefighter Protests Teach Kids To Think
New York Regents Curriculum Committee is using the Firefighters protest of Langewiesche's book as a study in critical thinking for high school students.
1. Excerpt of Lesson Plan 11...
Firefighters Protest New BookBy Ben Amato
Newfield High School
Language Arts Component Today’s lesson has a dual focus. The first is to examine the controversy surrounding the new book detailing alleged crimes committed by rescue workers at Ground Zero. The second is to reflect and comment upon the constitutional issue of freedom of the press. Do authors have the right to make accusations and create conflicts without documented proof? What evidence is needed? Do safeguards exist to ensure that what we read is true, honest and just?
2. Read Excerpt of Article...
Firefighters Protest New BookBy William Murphy and Pete Bowles
Chanting “liar, liar,” more than 100 city firefighters showed up at a Manhattan book-signing Monday night to denounce an author who wrote that firefighters engaged in looting at the World Trade Center.
Click here to continue reading entire article.
Firefighters Protest New BookMultiple-Choice Questions based on WB11 News at Ten.
5. Firefighters protesting this book say that the author is 20 points --
A. A liar who is profiting from the loss of life. (83%)
B. A "wannabe" firefighter who could not pass the test. (12%)
C. Out to "get" the fire department. (5%)
Firefighters Protest New Book
1. Langewiesche admitted that he had not ??????? out many of the stories he wrote about.
8. The firefighters accused of stealing are not around to ?????? themselves. They are dead.