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The Skies Belong to Us by Brendan I. Koerner - Excerpt

The Skies Belong to Us by Brendan I. Koerner - Excerpt

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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, using guns, bombs, and jars of acid. Some hijackers wished to escape to foreign lands, where they imagined being hailed as heroes; others aimed to swap hostages for sacks of cash. Their criminal exploits mesmerized the country, never more so than when the young lovers at the heart of Brendan I. Koerner’s The Skies Belong to Us pulled off the longest-distance hijacking in American history.

To read more about The Skies Belong to Us or Brendan I. Koerner please visit Crown Publishing at www.crownpublishing.com.
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, using guns, bombs, and jars of acid. Some hijackers wished to escape to foreign lands, where they imagined being hailed as heroes; others aimed to swap hostages for sacks of cash. Their criminal exploits mesmerized the country, never more so than when the young lovers at the heart of Brendan I. Koerner’s The Skies Belong to Us pulled off the longest-distance hijacking in American history.

To read more about The Skies Belong to Us or Brendan I. Koerner please visit Crown Publishing at www.crownpublishing.com.

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Published by: Crown Publishing Group on Mar 04, 2013
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Copyright © 2013 by Brendan I. Koerner All rights reserved.Published in the United States by Crown Publishers,an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group,a division of Random House, Inc., New York.www.crownpublishing.com
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and the Crown colophon are registeredtrademarks of Random House, Inc.Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication DataKoerner, Brendan I.The skies belong to us : love and terror in the golden ageof hijacking / Brendan I. Koerner.—First edition.pages cmIncludes bibliographical references and index.1. Hijacking of aircraft—United States—Case studies. I. Title.HE9803.Z7H545 2013364.15’52—dc23 2012043203ISBN 978-0-307-88610-1eISBN 978-0-307-88612-5Printed in the United States of America
Book design by Barbara SturmanIllustrations byJacket design byJacket photography
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