NPR Science Friday: A Look Back At 9/11 In ‘I Heard The Sirens Scream’ - Friday, August 26th, 2011 
Friday, August 26th, 2011

In a new book, “I Heard the Sirens Scream” Pulitzer Prize winner Laurie Garrett gives her account of the World Trade Center attacks ten years ago, and tells how she thinks those events, combined with the anthrax attacks that came shortly after, changed the country’s course.

Laurie Garrett
Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations
Pulitzer Prize Winner, 1996
Author, I Heard the Sirens Scream: How Americans Responded to the 9/11 and Anthrax Attacks" (e-book)
Brooklyn, New York

SciFri 082611 Hour 1: I Heard the Sirens Scream, Earthquakes, Video Pick


An anthrax-contaminated letter addressed to Senator Patrick Leahy, being opened by experts at the Army's Ft. Detrick, Maryland, biomedical research laboratory in 2001. FBI image.