Jessica DuLong

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Jessica DuLong is a Brooklyn-based author, historian, journalist, editor, and book collaborator/coach. Her bookSAVED AT THE SEAWALL: Stories from the September 11 Boat Lift is the definitive history of the largest-ever waterborne evacuation, chronicling the rescue of nearly half a million people from Manhattan Island. Anchored in eyewitness accounts and written by a marine engineer who served at Ground Zero, SAVED AT THE SEAWALL weaves together the personal stories of people rescued that day with those of the mariners who saved them.

Her book, MY RIVER CHRONICLES: Rediscovering the Work that Built America, won the 2010 American Society of Journalists and Authors Outstanding Book Award for memoir. DuLong writes regularly for CNN.com and collaborates on a wide array of nonfiction books including memoir; history; trauma, psychology, and neuroscience; health and wellness; race, racism, and equity; gender; parenting; and justice. She has taught writing with Voices From War and The Sackett Street Writers Workshop. A USCG-licensed marine engineer, she served aboard retired 1931 NYC fireboat John J. Harvey for two decades, 11 years as chief.

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