American Phoenix: Heroes of the Pentagon on 9/11 (Paperback)
The heroes at the Pentagon were extraordinary civilians and soldiers who made decisions to sacrifice their own safety to render aid to complete strangers. Twenty years later, these stories serve as a reminder of what it truly means to be American. Meticulously researched and told with respect and reverence, this book sheds light on the remarkable individuals and events of that day. Starting from the date the builders of the Pentagon broke ground on September 11, 1941, and culminating in the national Pentagon Memorial dedication in 2008, American Phoenix is a tribute to those who sacrificed everything so that others might live.
Lincoln M. Starnes was born in Salisbury, Maryland, in 1962. As a boy, his interests were history, exploration, and motorcycles. As a young man he taught himself to play banjo, guitar, and harmonica and developed a love of jazz, rock 'n' roll, and the blues. In his early twenties, he worked in Montana and Wyoming, where he climbed mountains and explored the backcountry in his off time. In 1985 he graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in English. For the past twenty-one years, he has worked as a courier for FedEx. He lives in Georgia with his wife and daughter.