Reminiscences of Zaheer Jaffery : oral history, 2001-2005.
|Creator: ||Jaffery, Zaheer, 1945-||Project: ||September 11, 2001 oral history narrative and memory project. |
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|Phys. Desc. :||transcript: 99 p. sound recordings: 2 sound discs (58, 108 min.) : digital ; 3 in. sound recording: 1 DVD (63 min.) : digital ; 3 in.|
|Location: ||Columbia Center for Oral History|
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Scope and Contents
Background: born Lucknow, India, immigration to U.S. 1968, U.S. citizenship 1978; education: M.S. Civil Engineering Cornell University 1970; career: contractor in Baghdad, Iraq 1980-1, Project Manager in Aviation Department Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; 9/11: experiencing plane impact on 65th floor of North Tower, building evacuation, witnessing tower collapse, oldest son's experience on WTC plaza; post-9/11: perceived rise of Islamic and political conservatism, assessment of media coverage, cultural differences, discussion of Islam, reflections on politics.
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