Book Review: The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim DeFede
5 Stars , Non-Fiction / September 10, 2010

If I started reading a book about 9/11 and a few pages into it found that an American General, a CEO of an international clothing conglomerate, several members of the board of a wealthy charity, an NYPD detective and parents of a firefighter who is lost in the World Trade Center were stuck in a small Canadian town in the middle of Newfoundland (not to mention a long-lost native son) I would have put the book away with a chuckle and started a new one. Nevertheless, this is not fiction and the events really happen. 244 pages ISBN-13 : 978-0060559717 Publisher : Regan Books Language : English My rating for The Day the World Came to Town – 5 Buy The Day the World Came to Town from* More Books by Jim DeFede* “The Day the World Came to Town:” by Jim DeFede tells the non-fiction story of the 38 commercial flights, which have been diverted away from the United States due to closure of the airports, only to land the small town of Gander, Newfoundland, Canada.  The passengers were forced to spend four days in the town before being allowed to go on their way, but those four…

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