A blip on the harried cultural radar of 1974—when Watergate, hemorrhaging 'Nam fallout, European upheavals, and endless Cold War negotiations clogged the media pipeline—the sad tale of Samuel Byck was all but subsumed. A jobless high school dropout, failed family man, and all-around discombobulated misfit, Byck spent much of the early '70s nursing a bitter lefty paranoia until finally he attempted, ludicrously, to hijack an airliner before takeoff, in order to fly the plane from Baltimore into the White House and eliminate the source of his and the nation's... More >>>