Thursday, September 6, 2012

Ashes to Ashes The Twins Fall down by Pauline L. Hawkins REVIEW

Ashes Ashes The Twins Fall Down: Twin Towers 9/11
Where were you on 9/11? That question has become part of the fabric of our lives as Americans. On that bright, sunny day, none of us had any idea what was in store and how it would change our lives. Depending on what part of the country you lived in, you may not have known anything was going on until several hours after the first plane struck. You may not have heard the news until you got to work, turned on your car radio, or received a call from a loved one asking if you had seen or heard the news. Ashes Ashes the Twins Fall Down is a look at the events of 9/11 from personal and informational perspectives. Author, Pauline Hawkins, who lived in Texas at the time of the attacks, shares her experience of 9/11, and its repercussions for her family, her job, and how she viewed the world. Pauline's story of coping with the news, re-framing how she thought about America and the world, and making a conscious decision to become better-informed will resonate with anyone who lived through 9/11. In addition to her personal testimony, Pauline provides a thought-provoking context for the events of 9/11, including political background, social commentary, and reflections on the contributions of everyday heroes. You'll come away from this book both enlightened and comforted by Pauline's honesty and common sense, as well as her heartfelt appreciation of those who sacrificed for our country, and those who continue to work toward healing and rebuilding


Like many others, on that terrible, sad and frightening day I recall where I was and what I was doing. I was puzzled by all this talk and commotion - mainly because I didn't watch the news or listen to the radio in the mornings while getting ready (mainly because I know me, I would get too distracted and I really do not like be late. At all.) So both of those are distractions for me. Twice in my life now, not watching the news in the morning I have missed out on two sad and major events. One more personal then the other. 
ANYWAY
So for me, reading her book was getting another perspective, or hearing someone else' account about that day. It is great that she found an outlet her self to talk about it; but - now, not to sound hard or mean or anything because that is not my intention at all - and I am sorry if what I am about to say comes off rude..but - I didn't see the point of her writing a book about it. If that were the case, can you imagine the amount of books that would be out there of people recounting how there day(s) went on that day?
What I did take from her book though was this; I didn't stop to think about those who got delayed in trying to return to the US the weeks following the attacks because the FAA closed all airports and all air traffic. It was interesting reading about her research on Bin Laden and the Patriot Act. Most I new but she did tell me some details I didn't and it was nice getting a fresh summary of all the information. 
All in all, if you would like to read someone else' story of that day(s) you will enjoy this book. I'm not saying I didn't but it wasn't exactly my cup of coffee.

About the Author:
Pauline L. Hawkins was born in Munson Army Hospital at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas on Easter Sunday. Pauline has been in the heath insurance industry for almost thirty years, working her way up from the mailroom to corporate management and claims payment. In 2002, Pauline received her Instructional Design certification, which allows her to create instructor-led and learner-paced training curricula, along with computer-based learning activities and website creation. Pauline has enjoyed writing since she was in high school, and has decided to start sharing her stories. Ashes Ashes the Twins Fall Down is her debut book.
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About the Book:
Where were you on 9/11? That question has become part of the fabric of our lives as Americans. On that bright, sunny day, none of us had any idea what was in store and how it would change our lives. Depending on what part of the country you lived in, you may not have known anything was going on until several hours after the first plane struck. You may not have heard the news until you got to work, turned on your car radio, or received a call from a loved one asking if you had seen or heard the news. Ashes Ashes the Twins Fall Down is a look at the events of 9/11 from personal and informational perspectives. Author, Pauline Hawkins, who lived in Texas at the time of the attacks, shares her experience of 9/11, and its repercussions for her family, her job, and how she viewed the world. Pauline’s story of coping with the news, reframing how she thought about America and the world, and making a conscious decision to become better-informed will resonate with anyone who lived through 9/11. In addition to her personal testimony, Pauline provides a thought-provoking context for the events of 9/11, including political background, social commentary, and reflections on the contributions of everyday heroes. You’ll come away from this book both enlightened and comforted by Pauline’s honesty and common sense, as well as her heartfelt appreciation of those who sacrificed for our country, and those who continue to work toward healing and rebuilding.


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