Key Blog Posts and News Stories
Journalist Jim Beckerman explores how two childhood friends coincidentally wrote books at the same time involving the events of 9/11. Each author, Ed Zier and Barbara Becker, seeks to find meaning in the death and destruction surrounding the infamous day.
Brigitte Stelzer is an accomplished photojournalist. On September 11, 2001, she applied not only her photography skills to a difficult task, but also a backbone of steel to confront death and destruction while doing her job.
The winner of the annual NIEA award for best work of Non-fiction went to David Rose for his SUPER SIGHT. UNDAUNTED was one of five Finalists. Read more about all five books…
On September 11, 2001, sixteen employees of Baseline Financial Services remained on the 77th and 78th floors of Two World Trade Center not knowing that a second plane targeting the towers was about to crash directly into their offices. Twelve would survive.
UNDAUNTED uses that moment, and the rest of the day’s events, to portray how the team stuck together and exemplified tremendous valor amidst the utter horror. Not only would the twelve survive, but they would also band together with all of Baseline’s employees to rebuild the business—nearly from scratch—in the ensuing weeks. They were relentless in their mission, while simultaneously mourning the loss of four friends.
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Tim Leach Short
"Undaunted is an insider's story, but really it is an intimate homage to the special culture that Baseline’s founder created—leading not only to tremendous business success but fortifying its employees to withstand the destruction of the south tower during 9/11, and do whatever it took to deliver to its customers without a hitch… remarkable!"
Phillip B. J Reid short
"Ed Zier shares this very uplifting personal story about how one of the deadliest moments in American history forever impacted him and his surviving colleagues’ lives."
Carol DiBattiste short
"Undaunted weaves powerful imagery of the unforgettable terrorist attack and tragedy of 9/11 with heartfelt human emotions that involve fear, capitulation, unbelievable resolve, resilience. It is a gripping account and must-read."
Thomas Von Essen
"While reading Undaunted, I felt as though I was back on that horrible day. Ed Zier does a remarkable job of personalizing an event that shook the world. A small group of innocent, decent, hardworking Americans now have their story told along with so many others."