This narrative of horror and escape is plainly and clearly told. Published the day after the 9/11 attacks on New York, it must have helped readers begin to hold the enormity of the event in their minds. Years later, its poise and clarity still captivate. The piece was one of ten by The Wall Street Journal that won a 2002 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news.

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