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By Alexander T. Riley

ISBN-10: 1479868450

ISBN-13: 9781479868452

ISBN-10: 1479870471

ISBN-13: 9781479870479

When United Flight ninety three, the fourth aircraft hijacked within the September eleven, 2001 terrorist assaults, crashed right into a box close to Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the gash it left within the floor turned a countrywide website of mourning. The flight’s forty passengers turned a media obsession, and numerous books, video clips, and articles advised the story in their heroic struggle to band jointly and sacrifice their lives to prevent Flight ninety three from changing into a weapon of terror.  In Angel Patriots, Alexander Riley argues that through memorializing those members as patriots, we've got woven them into a lot better tale of our nation—an current net of narratives, values, dramatic frameworks, and cultural characters approximately what it ability to be actually American.           


Riley examines the symbolic effect and function of the Flight ninety three catastrophe within the nation’s collective recognition, delving into the spontaneous memorial efforts that blossomed in Shanksville instantly after the inside track of the crash unfold; the ad-hoc websites honoring the sufferers that during time emerged, comparable to a Parks Department-maintained memorial with reference to the crash web site and a Flight ninety three Chapel created via a neighborhood Catholic priest; and eventually, the production of an respectable, everlasting crash monument in Shanksville like these equipped for earlier American wars. Riley additionally analyzes the cultural narratives that advanced in movies and in books round the occasions at the day of the crash and the lives and deaths of its “angel patriot” passengers, uncovering how those representations of the development replicate the parable of the genuine American nation—one that american citizens believed used to be gravely threatened within the September eleven assaults. A profound and thought-provoking study, Angel Patriots unveils how, within the wake of 11th of September, the United States mourned even more than the lack of life.

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