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Publisher Description

September 11, 2001, did not represent the first aerial assault against the American mainland. The first came on July 17,1996, with the downing of TWA Flight 800. This book looks in detail at what people saw and heard on this fateful night.

First Strike explains how a determined corps of ordinary citizens worked to reveal the compromise and corruption that tainted the federal investigation. With an impressive array of facts, Jack Cashill and James Sanders show the relationship between events in July 1996 and September 2001 and proclaim how and why the American government has attempted to cover up the truth.

Politics & Current Events
March 3
Thomas Nelson

Customer Reviews

747whaledriver ,

The most accurate book written about TW800

As a Boeing 747 pilot and Flight Engineer, I was at JFK when TW800 was shot down on July 17, 1996. For almost a week, I stayed at the same hotel where the families of TW800's passengers and crewmembers were sequestered.

Later, I viewed a videotape 4 times an hour, 24 hours a day for 12 days (a video of the airliner being shot down that the American people have never seen, and never will): my wife viewed the same video with me for several days. Jack has it right, and as far as I have been able to learn, his facts are accurate without exception.

As a member of ALPA, I was one of several people brought into the building where the recovered aircraft wreckage was brought in and fitted together after the last of the pieces were retrieved. Nothing can prepare you for seeing the devastated aircraft. Nothing. This, and Jack's follow-on book about TW800, will give you a chilling glimpse of the truth.

Having worked at Boeing for 7 years, trained on the nuts-and-bolts asssembly-line construction of the aircraft, and studied for over a year to be a tour guide at the Boeing Everett 747 assembly plant; while I am not an airframe and powerplant mechanic, I have been a Turbojet Flight Engineer and pilot for years on Boeing 747-100 and -200 series aircraft; seeing the actual video of the aircraft being engaged and destroyed by a missile; and, seeing the fitted-together wreckage of the TWA airliner, I assure you of this one fact: the aircraft was shot down.

It was not a fuel tank explosion.

Jack has it right.

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