MAYDAY! MAYDAY! MAYDAY THE DAY THE TOWERS FELL!
An Historic and Spectacular Photographic Journey through the ruins of World Trade Center on 9-11-01! Exclusive, some never seen before, photos taken at the World Trade Center Disaster. Steve Spak arrived at the World trade center 10 minutes after the Collapses. Certainly this book will be a collector´s item for the fire service because it is an intimate, personal chronicle of the events of 9/11. More importantly, though, it is a history book thats records and preserves the events through his eyes. Steve was there-he tasted, felt, heard, breathed and witnessed the destruction of that day. Now, you can, too-through his photos. Like so many of us, Steve knew many of the Firefighters who perished on that day. Like all of us, he mourns their loss. This is his tribute to those men.
Review by FDNY Battalion Chief John A. Calderone
In the time period immediately following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, numerous books on this subject were being knocked out on a regular basis. Their content and quality were spread over a wide range. Most of those books had their run and are no longer available. There is no doubt that the attack on the World Trade Center was probably one of the most photographed events in history. This brings us to the latest book on the topic: MAYDAY! MAYDAY! MAYDAY! The Day the Towers Fell. This book is different in that it is a collection of color photographs taken by well-known fire photographer Steve Spak. Few photographers have been able to capture the events of that day from a firefighter´s perspective. Steve has accomplished this. Arriving minutes after the second tower fell, Steve shadowed operating units and documented firefighting and rescue operations immediately following the collapses. These are powerful, close-up images that few people, other than firefighters operating at the scene, experienced. He has recorded history in his photographs. This book is available in either soft or hardcover versions and is highly recommended for anyone with an interest in FDNY or in the events of that horrific day. Ordering information is available at www.stevespak.com.
Review by FDNY Honorary Chief of Department Jack Lerch
“Steve’s Photographic expertise and his detailed knowledge of the New York City Fire Department helps him deliver one of the only 9-11-01 photo books that really show what is was like to be a firefighter on 9-11-01. It shows, from a firefighter’s standpoint, what we faced in the aftermath of the terrorist attack and how we regrouped and performed under horrific conditions. This book is a testament to our heroism and sacrifice that we as firefighters and Americans made on 9-11-01”.
Jack Lerch, Honorary Chief of the FDNY.
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MAYDAY! MAYDAY! MAYDAY! Steve Spak Xlibris www.xlibris.com Paperback, 80 pages, May 2004 ISBN: 1413427707,
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