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C-Span: Q&A with Susan Swain

Q&A with Susan Swain

July 18, 2021

Former chief engineer on NYC fireboat John J. Harvey, Jessica DuLong, discusses the largest maritime evacuation in history, when mariners rescued nearly 500,000 people off Manhattan by boat following the 9/11 attacks.

This hour-long conversation about SAVED AT THE SEAWALL touched upon:

  • the importance of viewing history through a diversity of lenses so we don’t get stuck in the same formulaic narratives
  • everyday heroism, goodness, and altruism that often take place outside the spotlight, and
  • the role of grief in our unfolding national story.

Listen to the podcast here.