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One Town's Terror: 9/11, Iraq and Burlington, Vermont by Robert Ivker

What's in the Water in Burlington?

In "One Town's Terror:  9/11, Iraq and Burlington, Vermont," Robert Ivker weaves together the lives of several Burlington residents immensely affected by the tragedy of September 11, 2001.

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November 5, 2006 -- Set in a town where the people are as committed to their points of view as they are to protecting others' rights to differ, Robert Ivker's book, "One Town's Terror:  9/11, Iraq and Burlington, Vermont," is an unforgettable and moving portrait of real people trying to do what they believe is right in the face of one the nation's most haunting tragedies: the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

We've all read the articles, watched the video clips and seen the movies; the United States was ravaged by the terrorism of September 11, 2001.  Through "One Town's Terror," Robert Ivker gives readers an insightful look into the lives of several people living in Burlington, Vermont, who have been deeply affected by the events and the aftermath of the attacks.  

While Vermont has had more citizens per capita go into active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan than most other states, Burlington, the state's largest and most influential city, is an interesting contradiction.  At the forefront of anti-war sentiment, the people of Burlington are also fiercely protective of others' rights to disagree.  Hometown to Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, the most radical of anti-Bush organizations and the nation's only self-described Socialist Congressman, Burlington is also the hometown of the family of the first Jewish Marine to die in Iraq.    

Ivker describes Burlington as "a uniquely American town with extraordinary people."  Through "One Town's Terror," he takes a handful of the many affected by 9/11 and shares their stories.  Touching and straightforward, Ivker threads together the lives of the people of Burlington, breathing life and reality into the well-known national tragedy.

About the Author
Previously a credentialed journalist at the United Nations, Robert Ivker has published dozens of articles in political newspapers and magazines, both nationally and internationally.  "One Town's Terror: 9/11, Iraq and Burlington, Vermont," is his first published book.
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