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Terror in Black September by David Raab
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Dec 16, 11

bookshelves: borrowed-from-library, historical, non-fiction
Read from December 13 to 16, 2011

Fascinating look at the 1970 hijackings. I knew about the hijackings since my mother worked for BOAC during that time and had told me about the phone calls she'd fielded from relatives of the hostages, and I knew that the planes had been blown up in the middle of the desert. There was, however, so much more I hadn't known. I didn't know that some of the hostages were held for three weeks or that a civil war had broken out in Jordan with the hostages right in the middle of it. This book was definitely educational in that respect. I also found it interesting that in several cases the hostages and their 'keepers' built up a rapport based on the observation that the hostages were to be kept alive.

I particularly liked the format of the book. While it is particularly indepth at times, particularly in relation to the negotiations, it is broken up into easily readable sections.

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