‘Definitive account of 9/11’ to have Irish launch

A BOOK described as “the most complete and definitive account of 9/11” will have its Irish launch tonight in Dungarvan.

Written by Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan, The Eleventh Day promises a revealing insight into what happened on that fateful day, and sets about addressing some of the questions which have never been fully answered.

While Osama Bin Laden is now dead, those affected by the events of September 11, 2001, still wonder what exactly took place in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania; could it have been prevented and how and why did so much acrimony arise from the ashes of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the field in Shanksville where Flight 93 came down.

Summers and Swan, both renowned investigative journalists, are from England and the US respectively but now live in Co Waterford.

The husband-and-wife team previously co-authored a biography of president Richard Nixon, The Arrogance of Power, along with Sinatra: The Life, while Anthony Summers is also responsible for books on former FBI director J Edgar Hoover; Marilyn Monroe; the Profumo scandal in England and the assassination of John F Kennedy, among others.

Their latest work, The Eleventh Day: the Story of 9/11 and Osama Bin Laden, was described by bestselling novelist Robert Harris as “the best account yet of 9/11 [which] meticulously pieces together the attacks — and what might have been done to prevent them”.

It has also been lauded by many publications and award-winning writers such as Robert Fisk and Peter Hitchens.

This evening’s launch at Dungarvan’s Eason branch will be hosted by WLR presenter Ian Noctor and kicks off at 7pm.

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