The skies belong to us : love and terror in the golden age of hijacking
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New York : Crown Publishers, [2013].
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Book
Edition
First edition.
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318 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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364.1552 Koe
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9780307886101, 0307886107

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-308) and index.
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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.
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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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Koerner, B. I. (2013). The skies belong to us: love and terror in the golden age of hijacking. First edition. New York: Crown Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Koerner, Brendan I. 2013. The Skies Belong to Us: Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking. New York: Crown Publishers.

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Koerner, Brendan I, The Skies Belong to Us: Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking. New York: Crown Publishers, 2013.

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Koerner, Brendan I. The Skies Belong to Us: Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking. First edition. New York: Crown Publishers, 2013. Print.

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