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Description - The Second Plane by Martin Amis

One of Britain's finest writers confronts the 'defining moment' of the 21st century.

Martin Amis first wrote about September 11 a week later in a piece for The Guardian beginning, 'It was the advent of the second plane, sharking in low over the Statue of Liberty- that was the defining moment.'And he has kept returning to September 11, in essays and reviews, and in two remarkable short stories, 'In the Palce of the End' and 'The Last Days of Muhammad Atta'. All are collected here, together with an expanded account of his travels with Tony Blair in 2007 - to Belfast, to Washington, and to Baghdad and Basra.'We are arriving at an axiom in long-term thinking about international terrorism,' he writes- 'the real danger lies, not in what it inflicts, but in what it provokes. Thus by far the gravest consequence of September 11, to date, is Iraq ... Meanwhile, September 11 continues, it goes on, with all its mystery, its instability, and its terrible dynamism.'

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099488699
ISBN-10: 0099488698
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 14mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Martin Amis

Martin Amis is the author of ten novels, two collections of stories and six collections of non-fiction. He lives in London.

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