American Dunkirk

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American Dunkirk | The Waterborne Evacuation of Manhattan on 9/11

Book Talk | Thursday, November 3, 6:30pm

Please note: this event has been sold out

Join James Kendra and Tricia Wachtendorf for a presentation on the historic evacuation of Manhattan on 9/11. A volunteer fleet of assorted vessels transported several hundred thousand people to New Jersey, to Staten Island, and to other locations. The authors will discuss how the evacuation unfolded and what made it possible.

Drawing on their extensive research experience, the authors will tie the evacuation to broader disaster themes. The book will be available for purchase, and the authors will be on hand to sign copies and to talk informally about the Waterborne evacuation and disaster management in general.

This book talk will take place on our 4th floor gallery. Due to the fragile nature of these preserved rooms and the need to climb several flights of stairs (47 steps,) entry to the fourth floor exhibition will be limited. Please note that this portion of the exhibition is not accessible by wheelchair.

Doors open at 6pm, presentation begins at 6:30p.