Debunking 9/11 Myths Why Conspiracy Theories Can't Stand Up to the Facts

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  • Edition: Revised
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  • Copyright: 2011-08-02
  • Publisher: Hearst
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The first conspiracy theories about September 11 began to emerge while the wreckage was still smoldering. An in-depth investigation by "Popular Mechanics"--first published in the magazine's March 2005 issue, and now expanded into book form--definitively proves that the evidence most often cited by conspiracy theorists is inaccurate, misinterpreted, or false.

Author Biography

David Dunbar is executive editor of POPULAR MECHANICS and led the editorial team that produced the groundbreaking cover story debunking the conspiracy theories surrounding 9/11. He has also directed the magazineĺs coverage of the war in Iraq and Hurricane Katrina. Brad Reagan is a contributing editor to POPULAR MECHANICS and has reported for the magazine on digital forensics and on the counterterrorism programs of the New York Police Department and other law enforcement agencies. He was previously a staff writer for The Wall Street Journal. Popular Mechanics is read by 9.6 million people every month. With more than 100 years of expertise in covering science and technology, the magazine is ideally equipped to confront the rumors surrounding 9/11 and explore the evidence with scientific facts.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. xix
The Planesp. 1
The Hijackers' Flying Skillsp. 3
Where's the Pod?p. 8
Flight 175's Windowsp. 12
No Stand-Down Orderp. 14
Military Interceptsp. 22
World Trade Center Towers 1 & 2p. 27
The Empire State Building Accidentp. 29
Widespread Damagep. 32
Melted Steelp. 36
Free-Fall Timesp. 42
Puffs of Dustp. 46
˘Nano-Thermite÷ in the Towersp. 54
Seismic Spikesp. 60
World Trade Center Building 7p. 64
Fire and Debris Damagep. 67
Wreckage Pilep. 72
Silverstein's ˘Pull It÷ Quotep. 78
The Death of Barry Jenningsp. 80
Minimal Wreckage to Studyp. 85
The Pentagonp. 89
Flight 77 Debrisp. 92
Big Plane, Small Holesp. 96
Intact Pentagon Windowsp. 101
Flight 93p. 104
F-16 Pilotp. 106
The White Jetp. 110
Cell-Phone Callsp. 112
The Wreckagep. 116
Indian Lakep. 119
Afterword: The Conspiracy Industryp. 121
Experts Consultedp. 138
World Trade Center Reportp. 142
World Trade Center Building 7p. 164
Pentagon Building Reportp. 176
Notesp. 195
Indexp. 210
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