Long Mile Home

Long Mile Home

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


Format
ePub
Price
$14.99
 
  • ePub
  • ISBN 9780698157248
  • 352 Pages
  • Dutton
  • 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

Praise

Praise for Long Mile Home

“A new book about the Boston Marathon bombings last April is more gripping than a mystery novel, has more deeply drawn characters than a literary novel and is enriched by the details of a history book…It’s an incredible story, and the heart-rending pictures in the middle of the book are a stark reminder that it’s real, not fiction.” – Associated Press

“The account by tow Boston Globe reporters, Scott Helman and Jenna Russell, 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

Long Mile Home—at times gripping, occasionally hopeful, always heartbreaking—is essential to understanding what happened last April, and, in some ways, the city in which those events happened.” - Boston Globe 

“A riveting piece of journalism and an exceptional tribute to a great American city that manages to avoid being sentimental or syrupy.” –USA TODAY

“Accounts of heroism, pride, and victory in the aftermath of tragedy make this must-read surprisingly uplifting”—Fitness

“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.” - Providence Journal

“[A] gripping account”—New York Daily News

“A suspenseful and emotional experience.”—Sarasota Herald-Tribune

“A wonderful work of narrative journalism” - The Telegraph

“In a remarkable work of narrative journalism, Boston Globe journalists Helman (co-author: The Real Romney, 2012) and Russell (co-author: Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy, 2009), with support from their comrades at the Globe’s news department, map out the heartbreaks, dogged pursuits and courageous acts of defiance that resulted from one of America’s most foolhardy and cowardly acts of terrorism…Journalism that demonstrates all the arguments why we need professionals to tell the stories that mark our generations and a valentine to the people that proved Boston Strong.” – Kirkus

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4/16/14

When the Pulitzer Prizes were announced earlier this week that The Boston Globe had been awarded a Pulitzer Prize in the breaking-news category for its coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings…. Read more >

4/10/14

Dutton launched Long Mile Home: Boston Under Attack, the City’s Courageous Recovery, and the Epic Hunt for Justice by award-winning Boston Globe journalists Scott Helman and Jenna Russell… Read more >

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