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The Golden Age of Hijacking began in the late sixties and ended in the early seventies. During that headline-grabbing heyday, commercial airplanes were taken over by madmen, the Japanese Red Army, teenagers, fathers and son, suicidal gunmen and one disgruntled flier who just wanted to just wanted a more direct flight to his small town in Arkansas. Perhaps the most compelling case though was the relatively successful 1972 aerial heist pulled off by a Black Panthers Vietnam War veteran and his impressionable Oregon girlfriend. The pair not only managed to make the longest-distance hijacking diversion in history without a weapon; their Algerian getaway brought them $488,000 in ransom and political asylum. A riveting account of a forgotten chapter that fully deserved to be a book. Editor's recommendation.