|Plot Summary of Let's Roll!|
|"Let's Roll is a heartwarming book that tells the story of Todd Beamer's life. He is known for how he prevented deaths by taking down United Flight 93 with a few others. Written by his wife Lisa, tells the struggles their family had to go through after his death, what led up to him taking the flight. It also tells the romantic story of how they got together. Most of September 11th was focused on the World Trade Centers. "
Sara Mahan, Resident Scholar
|"Lisa Beamer, the wife of Flight 93 hero Todd Beamer, helped author this book about the courage of her husband Todd and the other passengers of Flight 93 who brought the plane down in a Pennyslvania field rather than let it be used as a terrorist weapon on 9/11/01.
Lisa gives the reader a thorough background of Todd, his family, and the way he was raised, along with her own background. We find out what their childhoods were like, how they met in college at Wheaton, and the kind of relationship they had as newlyweds and starting their family. They lived the American dream as a devout Christian couple while Todd worked his way up the corporate ladder at Oracle.
Lisa talks about the moment she knew her husband would never be coming home and how she found the strength to carry on. She talks about the friends and family who helped her get through the first days and the media frenzy that soon followed.
Joan K. Smith, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Let's Roll!|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Phys disability/mental struggle?
Period of greatest activity?
Kind of disaster
- plane crash
Loss of loved one?
Which loved one?
Subject of Biography
- business executive
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
- very athletic
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- passenger plane
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
- explicit references to deaths
Book makes you feel?
- a lot of flashback and forwards
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
Is this a biography of several people?
- A ton 16-20 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 26-50% of book
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