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Hijacking



  • Martha Hodes Reconstructs Her Memory of a 1970 Hijacking

    At age 12, the historian, with her older sister, was a passenger on a jet hijacked by Palestinian militants. After decades of minimizing the story, her efforts to approach her past as a historian highlight the gaps in documentary records, the contradictory ways memory can fill those gaps, and the varying degrees of distance historians keep from their subjects.


  • When Hijacking Airplanes Became a Thing

    by Greg Bailey

    The appalling story of Garrett Brock Trapnell, who hijacked a TWA flight to New York in 1972, helping trigger the installation of metal detectors.