I have discovered two books online that I would like to read.
One is an account I read on Facebook of the actions of the kind and generous citizens of Gander, Newfoundland, Canada, on September 11, 2001. Airplanes from all over the world were landing at their airport, and travelers were temporarily stranded for several days, as there were no flights into or out of the United States following the attacks.
The Day the World Came to Town
The other is from an article in The History Blog about Emily Post, When Emily Post Drove From Sea to Shining Sea .
The book is By Motor to the Golden Gate . It is available online only; it has been digitized.