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The Red Bandanna - A Life. A Choice. A Legacy.

Tom Rinaldi

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A New York Times bestseller What would you do in the last hour of your life? The story of Welles Crowther, whose actions on 9/11 offer a lasting lesson on character, calling and courage One Sunday morning before church, when Welles Crowther was a young boy, his father gave him a red handkerchief for his back pocket. Welles kept it with him that day, and just about every day to come; it became a fixture and his signature. A standout athlete growing up in Upper Nyack, NY, Welles was also a volunteer at the local fire department, along with his father. He cherished the necessity and the camaraderie, the meaning of the role. Fresh from college, he took a Wall Street job on the 104th floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center, but the dream of becoming a firefighter with the FDNY remained. When the Twin Towers fell, Welles's parents had no idea what happened to him. In the unbearable days that followed, they came to accept that he would never come home. But the mystery of his final hours persisted. Eight months after the attacks, however, Welles's mother read a news account from several survivors, badly hurt on the 78th floor of the South Tower, who said they and others had been led to safety by a stranger, carrying a woman on his back, down nearly twenty flights of stairs. After leading them down, the young man turned around. "I'm going back up," was all he said. The survivors didn't know his name, but despite the smoke and panic, one of them remembered a single detail clearly: the man was wearing a red bandanna. Tom Rinaldi's The Red Bandanna is about a fearless choice, about a crucible of terror and the indomitable spirit to answer it. Examining one decision in the gravest situation, it celebrates the difference one life can make. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

6h 35m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:02


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:49


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:32


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:29


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:38


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:30


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:34


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:22


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:23


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:39


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:34


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:41


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:22


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:24


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:09


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:55


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:51


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:36


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:10


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:15


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:52


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:53


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:49


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:16


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:18


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:45


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:58


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:33


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:18


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:53


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:19


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:26


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

01:33


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:11


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:01


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:47


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:51


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:37


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:23


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:16


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:38


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:07


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:55


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:44


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:48


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:14


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:52


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:09


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:44


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:45


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:48


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:49


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:49


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:20


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:27


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

00:29