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September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows - Turning Tragedy into Hope for a Better World - cover

September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows - Turning Tragedy into Hope for a Better World

David Potorti, Tomorrows Peaceful

Publisher: RDV Books

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The true story of a group of people devastated by loss—and inspired to save others from the same heartbreak: “Very personal and moving accounts.”—Publishers Weekly   Told through essays and correspondence, this is the tale of Peaceful Tomorrows—an anti-war organization made up of survivors of the 9/11 attacks as well as friends and family members of those who died that day. In the midst of shock, rage, and a rush to war, these are people who, though they had every reason for anger, consciously chose a different path—persisting even as others accused them of naiveté, cowardice, or a lack of patriotism. In the hope of sparing others from the suffering they had endured, they protested the dropping of bombs on civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq, and advocated for nonviolent solutions to the problem of terrorism—to seek justice and problem-solving rather than a cycle of retaliation—and were twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. This is their remarkable story.
Available since: 09/01/2003.
Print length: 260 pages.

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