Thursday, May 10, 2007

The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon

This is the best graphic novel I have ever read. Jacobson and Colon took a complicated topic and put it into words and pictures to make it come alive and make sense in a way that just words could never achieve. It begins with the four airplanes that were hijacked and shows a timeline of the events of that day. Then it shows what the President and other officials were doing and how they handled the disaster. Then it goes back in time and shows how Osama bin Laden became the leader of Al Quaeda and how the 19 hijackers came to be chosen and trained. In the end it tells what the 9/11 Commission things the U.S.A. should be doing to fight terrorism. Unfortunately, our country has not been doing a good job of following the commission's recommendations. It's a really great comic book that is easy to read. If you want to understand September 11 and you don't want to read a thousand page book, this is the perfect book for you.

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