The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11 by Garrett Graff was, of course, very difficult to read. At the same time, it was hard to put down. While we all know the overarching story of what happened on 9/11, this compilation draws “on never-before-published transcripts, recently declassified documents, original interviews, and oral histories from nearly five hundred government officials, first responders, witnesses, survivors, friends, and family members.” The perspectives and moving through the day in read time were fascinating. And, overall, it was really engrossing . I am so glad to have picked it up, even though it was emotionally taxing to read.