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The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland


When 38 jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land at Gander International Airport in Canada by the closing of U.S. airspace on September 11, the population of this small town on Newfoundland Island swelled from 10,300 to nearly 17,000. The citizens of Gander met the stranded passengers with an overwhelming display of friendship and goodwill. As the passengers stepped from the airplanes, exhausted, hungry and distraught after being held on board for nearly 24 hours while…


The Day The World Came To Town

Author : Jim DeFede  |  Pub Date: 2011-07-12  |  Publisher : Harper Collins

ISBN 10 : 9780062103284
ISBN 13 : 0062103288

"For the better part of a week, nearly every man, woman, and child in Gander and the surrounding smaller towns stopped what they were doing so they could help. They placed their li..


The Day The World Came To Town

Author : Jim DeFede  |  Pub Date: 2003-08-14  |  Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks

ISBN 10 : 0060559713
ISBN 13 : 9780060559717

"For the better part of a week, nearly every man, woman, and child in Gander and the surrounding smaller towns stopped what they were doing so they could help. They placed their li..


Day The World Came To Town

Author : Jim Defede  |  Pub Date: 2003-08-14  |  Publisher :

ISBN 10 : 0613926218
ISBN 13 : 9780613926218

Shares the experiences of the citizens of Gander, Newfoundland, who were hosts to the more than six thousand passengers of thirty-eight U.S.-bound jetliners forced to land there in..


Channel Of Peace

Author : Kevin Tuerff  |  Pub Date: 2017-02-28  |  Publisher : Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN 10 : 9781632991218
ISBN 13 : 1632991217

“Kevin Tuerff’s firsthand account takes us inside a 9/11 story that is largely unknown and helps to restore our faith that human beings need not always be divided by our differ..


Don T Tell The Newfoundlanders

Author : Greg Malone  |  Pub Date: 2012-11-20  |  Publisher : Knopf Canada

ISBN 10 : 9780307401359
ISBN 13 : 0307401359

The true story, drawn from official documents and hours of personal interviews, of how Newfoundland and Labrador joined Confederation and became Canada's tenth province in 1949. A ..


Terry Fox

Author : Leslie Scrivener  |  Pub Date: 2010-12-22  |  Publisher : McClelland & Stewart

ISBN 10 : 9781551995861
ISBN 13 : 1551995867

Terry Fox, the one-legged runner from Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, made an indelible impression upon people across Canada and around the world. An outstanding athlete with a s..


102 Minutes

Author : Jim Dwyer  |  Pub Date: 2011-08-02  |  Publisher : Macmillan

ISBN 10 : 1429996897
ISBN 13 : 9781429996891

"102 Minutes does for the September 11 catastrophe what Walter Lord did for the Titanic in his masterpiece, A Night to Remember . . . Searing, poignant, and utterly compelling."—..