Wake-Up Call: Book summary and reviews of Wake-Up Call by Kristen Breitweiser

Wake-Up Call

The Political Education of a 9/11 Widow

by Kristen Breitweiser

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The deeply personal, often shocking, and ultimately inspirational story of a woman whose world was shattered by terrorism - and who, with no husband by her side or father for her child, found the courage and strength to not only build a new life, but become one of the country's most outspoken activists and harshest critics of the current administration.

A former Republican, Breitweiser, along with three other 9/11 widows (known to the media as "The Jersey Girls"), fought tirelessly for the creation of the 9/11 Commission, in spite of strong opposition from President Bush, Vice President Cheney, Condoleeza Rice, and many other top government officials. While describing her journey, Breitweiser discloses eye-opening information about mistakes made prior to the 9/11 attacks, cover-ups discovered during her campaign for the 9/11 Commission, surprising encounters with some of the country's most powerful officials, and unsettling facts about present-day national security.

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"Though not the most elegant storyteller, Breitweiser has produced a touching account of her history and ongoing mission."

"Valiant and heartbreaking." - Kirkus

Note: The Publisher, Warner Books, claims a 150,000 first print run for this book which has already got some pre-pub due to Ann Coulter's recent attacks on the author.

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