If anyone has a copy of this book they would like to part with (not for the $85.00 cover price), let me know. Looks like an interesting read:
Publication Date: September 14, 2010
On Thanksgiving day after September 11, 2001, comic strip creators directed readers to donate money in their artwork, generating $50,000 in relief funds. The world's largest radio network, Clear Channel, sent a memo to all of its affiliated stations recommending 150 songs that should be eliminated from airplay because of assumptions that their lyrics would be perceived as offensive in light of the events of 9/11. On the first anniversary of September 11th, choirs around the world performed Mozart's Requiem at 8:46 am in each time zone, the time of the first attack on the World Trade Center.
These examples are just three of the ways the world—but especially the United States—responded to the events of September 11, 2001. Each chapter in this book contains a chronological overview of the sea of changes in everyday life, literature, entertainment, news and media, and visual culture after September 11. Shorter essays focus on specific books, TV shows, songs, and films.
Since the literature on the September 11 attacks is already vast (WorldCat lists more than 14,000 items), the need for useful reference works on this historic event is particularly compelling. This resource examines the impact of the attack on American culture in chapters on “Everyday Life,” “News and Information,” “Books,” “Television,” “Film,” “Music,” and “Visual Culture.” Each chapter consists of an introduction and several “Spotlight Essays” focusing on specific topics. The essays range in length from a few paragraphs to several pages and include both print and web references. The work concludes with selected lists of media (websites, art exhibits, fiction, etc.) and further reading. The text is enhanced with sidebars and some photographs. The editors are to be commended for including unusual topics that might pique the interest of students and general readers: greeting cards, comic books, humor, and comfort food for the recovery workers, among others. This book is a good ready-reference source for students, researchers, and general readers. Also available as an e-book. --Donald Altschiller
"The editors are to be commended for including unusual topics that might pique the interest of students and general readers: greeting cards, comic books, humor, and comfort food for the recovery workers, among others. This book is a good ready-reference source for students, researchers, and general readers."