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9/12/2005 —Sunday, September 11, 2005 marked the fourth anniversary of terrorist attacks on the United States when airplanes filled with passengers hit the World Trade Center Towers in New York City and The Pentagon in Washington. Efforts of terrorists on yet another aircraft headed toward Washington were thwarted when the passengers on United Flight 93 fought back and brought the plane down in a Pennsylvania field Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s Nesbitt Library is currently featuring thirteen books observing events leading up to the attacks, the united responses and the aftermath. The books examine the nature of the terrorist cells, the victims, the Bush administration’s response to 9/11, and personal freedom and national security issues, then and now. "Among the Heroes" by Jere Longman and "Let’s Roll" by Lisa Beamer with Ken Abraham illustrate the extraordinary heroism of ordinary citizens on United Flight 93. "The Cell: Inside the 9/11 Plot, and Why the FBI and CIA Failed to Stop It" by John Miller and Michael Stone with Chris Mitchell is packed with information on missed opportunities and the anti-terrorism policy failure of three White House administrations. "It's a Free Country: Personal Freedom in America after September 11," edited by Danny Goldberg, Victor Goldberg, and Robert Greenwald describes personal civil liberties violations from a cross-section of individuals who contributed to this book - from cartoonists to members of Congress. In "One Nation: America Remembers September 11, 2001," the editors of Life magazine have compiled a selection of poignant photos from that day along with stories of survivors, rescue workers, and victims. The resources of Penn State's libraries are available to residents of Pennsylvania and other borrowers who have received permission from University Libraries and have been issued a library card. The Nesbitt Library is open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sunday from noon-5 p.m. For more information, call 570-675-9214.
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