9/12: The Epic Bat­tle of the Ground Zero Responders 

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September 1, 2019

Sep­tem­ber 11, 2021 will mark the 20th anniver­sary of 9/11, a day ingrained in the col­lec­tive mem­o­ry of those who lived through it. But the sto­ry of 9/11 is much more than what hap­pened that one day. It is also about what began the next day on 9/12, when thou­sands of respon­ders band­ed togeth­er for the ben­e­fit of a city, state and nation. Many suf­fered ill­ness­es and died dur­ing and after the nine month cleanup and ini­tial­ly were denied med­ical care and com­pen­sa­tion. Fur­ther, the lack of gov­ern­ment pre­pared­ness result­ing in a dra­mat­ic increase in the tragedy’s toll is an eerie fore­shad­ow­ing of what tran­spired dur­ing the pan­dem­ic of 2020. William H. Groner rep­re­sent­ed 10,000-plus Ground Zero respon­ders in their near decade-long law­suit to get redress. He was deeply struck by their self­less­ness and human­i­ty and teamed up with award-win­ning jour­nal­ist Tom Tei­cholz to write a book about it. 9/12: The Epic Bat­tle of the Ground Zero Respon­ders is a grip­ping work of nar­ra­tive non-fic­tion that reads like a legal, med­ical, and polit­i­cal thriller. Reflect­ing Jew­ish ethics, chesed, and tikkun olam as well as jus­tice, it reminds us that we are all in this together.

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