The Skies Belong to Us

The Skies Belong to Us

Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking

Book - 2014
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Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, 2014.
ISBN: 9780307886118
Characteristics: 318 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.

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TSCPL_ChrisB Jun 04, 2016

Who has heard of Roger Holder and Cathy Kerkow? Who remembers the eruption of skyjacking in the sixties and seventies? It was a time when a plane was hijacked every week, when airport security was non-existent, a time when you could actually commandeer a plane, fly halfway across the world, and find asylum in a far away land. That's exactly what Holder and Kerkow did. This is their story.

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claireswazey
Nov 20, 2013

Fascinating. Contained many facts and details about the hijacking era that I didn't know. From what I see here, seems like most of the hijackers were nuts. Not all of them seemed to be mentally ill- but quite a few obviously were. I had no idea that it was as widespread and common as it had become. The information about the hijacking era in general is what interested me the most-more than did the one specific story of Holder and Kerkow. Fun read.

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