The New Yorker has published a new ebook featuring the magazine’s coverage of 9/11 and its aftermath, culled from The New Yorker’s archive. I am surprised more publications haven’t done this – it seems obvious. This is a great collection.
“From the Pages of The New Yorker: After 9/11” has a preface by David Remnick and contains the entirety of the magazine’s Talk of the Town section from the September 24, 2001, issue—writing from Hendrik Hertzberg, John Updike, Jonathan Franzen, Rebecca Mead, Denis Johnson, Roger Angell, Aharon Appelfeld, Susan Sontag, Amitav Ghosh, and Donald Antrim.
The ebook features more stories from the past decade, including Adam Gopnik on returning to downtown Manhattan after the attacks; Lawrence Wright on the Al Qaeda terrorist Ayman al-Zawahiri; Seymour Hersh on the U.S. government’s ongoing search for members of Al Qaeda; Jane Mayer on the hunt for Osama bin Laden; Steve Coll on the education of the young bin Laden, Raffi Khatchadourian on a homegrown Al Qaeda terrorist; Jennifer Kahn on the complicated death of the 9/11 hero James Zadroga; Jon Lee Anderson on U.S. Army counterinsurgency activities in Afghanistan; fiction by Don DeLillo; poems by Adam Zagajewski, Galway Kinnell, and Deborah Garrison; and Nicholas Schmidle’s August 8, 2011, report on the raid on bin Laden’s Abbottabad compound.