- The Washington Times - Sunday, September 8, 2002

Books

•"Faces of Ground Zero: Portraits of the Heroes of September 11, 2001," by Joe McNally, with an introduction by Rudolph W. Giuliani, Little, Brown & Co., 2002. Two hundred people came before Mr. McNally's lens: survivors, firefighters, police officers, volunteers, doctors, nurses, widows and children. More than 150 of the resulting photographs are collected in this volume, dedicated to the heroes and victims at Ground Zero.

•"Among the Heroes: United Flight 93 and the Passengers and Crew Who Fought Back," Jere Longman, HarperCollins, 2002. This book examines the plight of Flight 93, which crashed into a field outside Shanksville, Pa., and pays tribute to the passengers and crew, who provided for many Americans a measure of victory on a grim day.

m"The Soul of Popular Culture: Looking at Contemporary Heroes, Myths and Monsters," edited by Mary Lynn Kittelson, Open Court Publishing Co., 1997. In this book, writers and critics draw upon insights of psychology to delve into the hidden meanings of TV programs, movies and other contemporary media as well as the public preoccupation with such issues as abortion, AIDS and the O.J. Simpson trial.

Associations

•The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, 99 Canal Center Plaza, Alexandria, VA 22314. Phone: 703/684-9444. Web site: www.horatioalger.com. This nonprofit group is dedicated to honoring the accomplishments and achievements of outstanding individuals in this society who have succeeded in the face of adversity and to encouraging young people to pursue their dreams with determination and perseverance.

•The Raoul Wallenberg Committee of the United States, 575 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10022. Phone: 212/350-4875. Web site: www.raoulwallenberg.org. The committee is a nonprofit organization created to perpetuate the humanitarian ideals and nonviolent courage of Holocaust lifesaver Raoul Wallenberg.

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