As part of the September Project
, and to go along with the recent celebration of Patriot Day
, the UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library is presenting the display "Understanding Our World After September 11." The book and media display is designed to provide awareness and education to help people better understand our world in light of the tragic events of September 11. Please stop by the third floor of the library to view the display in our exhibit case.
The following is the list of books and media featured on the display. All books and materials are available from the library for checkout. If you wish to checkout any of the items on the display case, simply go to the Circulation or Reference Desks, and one of our staff members will be happy to unlock the case so you can check whatever item you wish to borrow.
Books featured on the display (with call numbers; books are not listed in any particular order):
- The 9/11 Commission Report: final report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (HV6432.7 .N38 2004). You can also find the 9/11 Commission Report online here via GPO Access. You can also view the official website of the Commission, which has been frozen and is maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration at http://www.9-11commission.gov/.
- The 9/11 Commission report: Omissions and Distortions by David R. Griffin (HV6432.7 .G745 2005).
- The 9/11 investigations: staff reports of 9/11 Commission: excerpts from the House-Senate joint inquiry report on 9/11 : testimony from fourteen key witnesses, including Richard Clarke, George Tenet, and Condoleezza Rice edited by Steven Strasser (HV6432.7 .A132 2004).
- The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation by Sidney Jacobson and Ernie Colon (HV6432.7 .J33 2006). I read this one personally (see my review over in my professional blog. The review does cover other works. And for the record, I also read the actual report). It is basically the report in graphic novel format. It covers all the major points, and the art complements the work very well. If you want an accessible way to read the 9/11 Commission Report, this is it.
- The War on Truth: 9/11, Disinformation, and the Anatomy of Terrorism by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed (HV6432 .A432 2005).
- The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11 by David R. Griffin (E 902 .G75 2004).
- Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror by Richard A. Clarke (HV 6432 .C53 2004).
- Intelligence Matters: the CIA, the FBI, Saudi Arabia, and the failure of America's War on Terror by Senator Bob Graham (JK 468 .I6 G73 2004).
- Ghost Wars: the Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 11, 2001 by Steve Coll (DS 371.2 .C63 2004).
- September 11, 2001: a Turning Point in International and Domestic Law? edited by Paul Eden and Therese O'Donnell (K 5256 .S47 2005).
- Terror, Culture, Politics: Rethinking 9/11 edited by Daniel J. Sherman and Terry Nardin (HV 6432.7 .T445 2006).
- Race and Arab Americans Before and After 9/11: from Invisible Citizens to Visible Subjects edited by Amaney Jamal and Nadine Naber (E 184 .A65 R33 2008).
- Before the Next Attack: Preserving Civil Liberties in an Age of Terrorism by Bruce A. Ackerman (KF 9430 .A932 2006).
- The Maze of Fear: Security and Migration after 9/11 edited by John Tirman (HV 6432 .M385 2004).
- The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright (HV 6432.7 .W5 2006).
- The Rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan: Mass Mobilization, Civil War, and the Future of the Region by Neamatollah Nojumi (DS 371.2 .N65 2002).
- Al Qaeda In Its Own Words edited by Giles Kepel and Jean-Pierre Milelli (HV6431 .A4613 2008). This is a translation of the French book Al Qaeda dans le texte. This book draws key texts by Osama Bin Laden and key members of Al Qaeda with some critical commentary. If you want to know what they are saying, this is a good place to read it.
- Why Terrorism Works: Understanding the Threat, Responding to the Challenge by Alan M. Dershowitz (HV 6431 .D473 2002).
- Film and Television after 9/11 by Wheeler W. Dixon (PN1993.5 .U6 F477 2004).
- Al Jazeera: the Inside Story of the Arab News Channel (HE 8700.9 .Q22 M55 2005). If you are curious and want to learn more, Al Jazeera does have an English news website at http://english.aljazeera.net/. This television station, which has risen to become a network of various channels, is a crucial source of news for and about the Middle East.
- Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know. . .and Doesn't by Stephen R. Prothero (BL 42.5 .U5 P76 2007).
- Why Geography Matters: Three Challenges Facing America: Climate Change, the Rise of China, and Global Terrorism by Harm J. De Blij (GF 503 .D4 2007).
In addition, we are featuring the following films as part of our display. Please note that films are usually kept in Technical Services. After their time on the display, the films return to that location, and you can ask for them at Circulation by their call number. The links on the titles go to the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com
) as a way to provide a bit more information about the films to our readers:
Finally, the photos featured on the display come various government sources. As such, they are part of the public domain.