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  • Published: 1 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446437445
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 864

The Eleventh Day




The definitive book on 9/11

September 11 2001 is a date no-one can forget. On that day, the largest terrorist attack the world had ever seen sent two passenger aircraft crashing into New York’s famous twin towers, a third into the Pentagon, and a fourth, believed to be headed for the White House, crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. Three thousand people lost their lives that day. And the world changed forever.

The consequences of those attacks have shaped the first years of the twenty-first century.The world is a less safe place because of them. War in Afghanistan and Iraq followed. Thousands more have now died. But what exactly happened on that day ten years ago? Reports have been written and dismissed. Conspiracy theories abound.

This book has been four years in the writing. Leading investigative writer, Anthony Summers has pored through thousands of documents, hundreds of hours of interviews, and examined all possible testimony and evidence to produce this definitive history of what really happened on that tragic day.

  • Pub date: 1 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446437445
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 864

About the Authors

Anthony Summers

Educated at Oxford University, Anthony Summers became a senior BBC investigative journalist and for a decade made documentaries on world events. His books The File on the Tsar (with Tom Mangold), The Kennedy Conspiracy, and Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe were all No. 1 bestsellers. Honeytrap, his book on the Profumo affair, co-authored with Stephen Dorril, was the basis for the film Scandal. Anthony Summers is married, has two sons, and lives in Ireland.

Robbyn Swan

Anthony Summers is a writer, television producer and journalist. He worked for Granada TV's award-winning World in Action programme as well a journalist for the BBC. His bestselling books include Goddess (on the life of Marilyn Monroe), The Kennedy Conspiracy (winner of the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger), The Arrogance of Power (on J. Edgar Hoover), Honeytrap (on the Profumo scandal), The Files on the Tsar and Sinatra.


Praise for The Eleventh Day

“A powerful book . . . the definitive account of 9/11 - a fascinating narrative of the lead-up, to the horrific event itself, and its complex aftermath, as it reverberated politically and militarily. As well putting a human face to all the people involved - victims and adversaries - it fills in the omissions (many of them deliberate) in the official version of events.”

Paul Theroux


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