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The Resource The skies belong to us : love and terror in the golden age of hijacking, Brendan I. Koerner

The skies belong to us : love and terror in the golden age of hijacking, Brendan I. Koerner

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The skies belong to us : love and terror in the golden age of hijacking
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The skies belong to us
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love and terror in the golden age of hijacking
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Brendan I. Koerner
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eng
Summary
  • In an America torn apart by the Vietnam War and the demise of Sixties idealism, airplane hijackings were astonishingly routine. Over a five-year period starting in 1968, the desperate and disillusioned seized commercial jets nearly once a week. Some hijackers wished to escape to foreign lands; others aimed to swap hostages for sacks of cash. The longest-distance hijacking in American history took place in 1972 when a shattered Army veteran and a mischievous party girl, Roger Holder and Cathy Kerkow, commandeered Western Airlines Flight 701 as a vague war protest. Through a combination of savvy and dumb luck, the couple managed to flee across an ocean with a half-million dollars in ransom, a feat that made them notorious around the globe. Journalist Brendan I. Koerner spent four years chronicling this madcap tale, which involves a cast of characters ranging from exiled Black Panthers to African despots to French movie stars.--From publisher description
  • Documents the 1972 story behind the longest-distance hijacking in U.S. history, tracing the events of the hijacking against a backdrop of civil unrest and the skyjacking wave of the early 1970s
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The skies belong to us
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Summary
Documents the 1972 story behind the longest-distance hijacking in U.S. history, tracing the events of the hijacking against a backdrop of civil unrest and the skyjacking wave of the early 1970s
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  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
  • ALA Notable Book, 2014
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364.1552
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illustrations
Index
index present
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HE9803.Z7
LC item number
H545 2013
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non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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Brendan I. Koerner
The skies belong to us : love and terror in the golden age of hijacking, Brendan I. Koerner
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-308) and index
Contents
"Keep smiling" -- Coos Bay -- "I don't want to be an American anymore" -- Sweet black angel -- "I'm here and I exist -- Operation Sisyphus -- "There are Weathermen among you" -- "Can't you get a chopper?" -- "It's all a lie" -- The choice -- "We are going to be friends" -- "My only bomb is my human heart" -- "How do you resign from a revolution?" -- "The Olympics wasn't anything" -- "Monsieur Lecanuet, anyone can steal-- " -- Omega -- Tweety Bird -- Erased
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25 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9780307886101
Lccn
2012043203
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40022474983
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illustrations

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