Long Mile Home

Long Mile Home

Boston Under Attack, the City’s Courageous Recovery, and the Epic Hunt for Justice



Afterword by: Scott Helman
Afterword by: Jenna Russell

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780451469427
  • 368  Pages
  • NAL
  • Adult

Overview

The full story of the Boston Marathon bombing, the hunt for the Tsarnaev brothers, and a city’s brave response to terror–drawing from Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the story in The Boston Globe.
 
When two bombs exploded at the densely crowded finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, the whole world watched in shock as the story unfolded. First, the death toll and life-altering injuries. Next, the identification of the suspects—Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev—and the tense manhunt that brought Boston to a standstill. And, finally, the courageous and inspiring recovery of a wounded American city.
 Long Mile Home is the riveting tale of that tragic, surreal, and ultimately inspiring week. Boston Globe journalists Scott Helman and Jenna Russell tell the full story through the eyes of five principal characters—a police officer, a lost daughter, a determined survivor, a trauma surgeon, and the marathon director—tracing the paths that brought them to a tragic intersection with two murderous brothers on that infamous day in April. Including never-before-told stories, unexpected revelations, and unforgettable moments of heroism and humanity, Long Mile Home is both an absorbing, action-packed narrative and a lasting tribute to the bravery and resiliency of the Boston community.

With a New Afterword by the Authors
 
Long Mile Home

Long Mile Home

Scott Helman, Jenna Russell, Afterword by: Scott Helman, Afterword by: Jenna Russell

Praise

“[A] gripping account.”—New York Daily News
 
“A riveting piece of journalism and an exceptional tribute to a great American city that manages to avoid being sentimental or syrupy.”—USA Today

“Succeeds in every way. It is a harrowing narrative of the events and a behind-the-scenes look at the public officials and everyday people forever changed by the attack. It is also a portrait of a major American city, its psyche, and the distance runners who consider the race a sacred rite.”—The Washington Post
 
“This is a stunning, mesmerizing and fascinating book. We get to see the horror close up, its beginnings, enactment, and its terrible legacies. This is a remarkable achievement of a still stupefying act.”—The Providence Journal

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