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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 :

ISBN 10 : 1632991209
ISBN 13 : 9781632991201

"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 difference..


Don T Tell The Newfoundlanders

Author : Greg Malone  |  Pub Date: 2014-01-28  |  Publisher : Vintage Canada

ISBN 10 : 0307401340
ISBN 13 : 9780307401342

The provocative and long-overdue book about how Newfoundlanders were deceived by Canada and Britain, now available as a trade paperback. The true story, drawn from official documen..


Called

Author : Lisa Jefferson  |  Pub Date: 2006-07-01  |  Publisher : Moody Publishers

ISBN 10 : 1575674866
ISBN 13 : 9781575674865

With one ring of the phone, Lisa Jefferson went from being GTE Airfone supervisor, suburban wife, and mother to being the listening ear to a nation shattered by tragedy. Called tel..


Where I Belong

Author : Alan Doyle  |  Pub Date: 2015-10-13  |  Publisher : Anchor Canada

ISBN 10 : 9780385680387
ISBN 13 : 0385680384

From the lead singer of the band Great Big Sea comes a lyrical and captivating musical memoir about growing up in the tiny fishing village of Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, and then ..