Brendan I. Koerner

Brendan I. Koerner appears in the following:

A Fight for the Skies During the Heyday of Hijacking

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

From 1961 to 1972, more than 150 commercial flights were hijacked in the U.S. As the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 continues, the search for answers moves to the motives of hijackers in the past.

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The Golden Age of Hijacking

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Brendan I. Koerner describes how in 1968 airplane hijackings had become routine, and that over a five-year period the desperate and disillusioned would seize commercial jets nearly once a week, using guns, bombs, and jars of acid. Some hijackers wanted to escape to another country, others aimed to swap hostages for cash. In The Skies Belong to Us: Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking Koerner writes about cast of characters ranging from exiled Black Panthers to African despots to French movie stars, and paints a psychological portrait of America at a turbulent time.


75 Years of Alcoholics Anonymous

Thursday, July 01, 2010

This week Alcoholics Anonymous holds its annual meeting where they are celebrating their 75th anniversary. More than a million Americans attend one of the 55,000 meeting groups, and countless more have been through the program since Bill Wilson and and Ebby Thatcher began spreading the gospel of surrender in 1935. What still isn't clear though, is why it works, or more accurately, why it works for some and not for others.

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Taking on the Budget

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Governor Paterson laid out his state budget proposal yesterday. Kathryn Wylde, president and CEO of the Partnership for New York City, Robert Gangi, executive director of the Correctional Association of New York, Randi Weingarten, president of the United Federation of Teachers, Dan Cantor, executive director of the Working ...

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