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    Brendan Koerner: 'The Skies Belong To Us'

    In his new book 'The Skies Belong to Us - Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking,' author Brendan Koerner recalls a time when air travel was luxurious, security lax and as many as one jet was hijacked per week.

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