London – Reuters, the global information, news and technology group, and Pearson Education are publishing September 11, a testimony, a pictorial record of the events of September 11 and the reaction to them around the globe. All royalties from the sale of the book will go to charity.
September 11, a testimony includes over 130 photographs, many of them previously unpublished. The book contains images taken by Reuters award-winning photographers. It captures a first-hand account of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and on the Pentagon in Washington D.C, the crash of United flight 93 in Pennsylvania, and subsequent events. The photographs highlight the massive scale of the devastation and pay tribute to the heroic acts of those who fought to save lives.
The royalties from the book, to be published worldwide, will be donated to disaster relief funds via Reuters Foundation AIDfund and AIDfund for America and The Pearson September 11 Children’s Fund.
AIDfund benefits disaster relief charities worldwide. Reuters established AIDfund for America to collect funds for the victims of September 11 and their families. Donations have been received from the public and Reuters employees and customers around the world. The Reuters Group has donated US$1million to the fund.
The Pearson September 11 Children's Fund was set up to address the needs of children in the US. The fund now stands at over US $1 million; Pearson made an initial donation and has since matched all employee contributions. The fund has identified three specific areas for support: emergency workers' children; education and scholarship; and trauma and stress.
Tom Glocer, Reuters Chief Executive, said: “September 11, a testimony is dedicated to the six Reuters colleagues whom we lost in the World Trade Center attack. The book contains many harrowing photos which capture the destruction that day, but these images record acts of great heroism and the resilience of the human spirit.
“I am proud that Reuters and Pearson are donating the royalties of the book to relief funds that will contribute to the rebuilding of New York. In publishing this collection of extraordinary photographs, we also honour the Reuters journalists who worked so hard to create a fair and accurate record of the evil of the September 11 attacks.”
Marjorie Scardino, Chief Executive, Pearson Plc, added: “These remarkable pictures record the events of September 11 in a way that words cannot. They reveal the horrors and exalt the heroes. They remind us that we are all involved in this tragedy and that the resilient spirit and the common purpose we saw on that day are the qualities that will see us through.
“We’re proud to be publishing this book with Reuters to honour those whose lives were lost and those who fought to save lives.”
September 11, a testimony will be published by Reuters on 12 December 2001, priced £19.99. For more information visit www.reuters.com/books or www.business-minds.com
For further details of the charities benefiting from this book please visit www.aidfund.org and www.pearson.com/help_usa
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