The Skies Belong to Us Book Trailer and Excerpt
A psychological portrait of America at its most turbulent, and a testament to the madness that can grip a nation when politics fail.
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.
The Skies Belong to Us Book Trailer
The Skies Belong to Us Book Excerpt