MONDAY 9/16. 6 p.m. Clinton School of Public Service. Free.
Over 500 oral history interviews on the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 — some from government officials who have never spoken publicly about it before — make up Garrett Graff’s “The Only Plane in the Sky.” Graff’s recollections recall a host of reactions to the tragic events of that day — remembrances from schoolchildren, from passengers aboard the hijacked flights, from the government official tasked with requesting from Dick Cheney an order to shoot down compromised commercial aircraft and from those aboard Air Force One as President George W. Bush was pulled from the classroom where he was reading to a group of schoolchildren. Graff speaks about the book, and about his experiences compiling it, at the Clinton School of Public Service. You can attend for free by calling 501-683-5239 or by emailing email@example.com and registering your attendance. Or, stream the talk here.