Life, Love, and a Hijacking: My Pan Am Memoir Book Talk | January 19, 2016
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University of Miami Special Collections cordially invites you to a presentation of the book


Life, Love, and a Hijacking: My Pan Am Memoir

by Wendy Sue Knecht


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Reception 6:30 p.m. | Presentation to follow


Otto G. Richter Library, 8th Floor
University of Miami | 1300 Memorial Drive | Coral Gables, FL 33146


This event is free and open to the public. RSVP to or call 305-284-3247


As a “naïve, frizzy-haired college student” Wendy Sue Knecht joined Pan American World Airways in pursuit of a career filled with travel, adventure, and opportunity. Knecht will present her memoir Life, Love, and a Hijacking and share select readings from her book and a trailer for the film Neerja, based on the hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73. Life, Love, and a Hijacking recounts Knecht’s own arrival in Pakistan on Flight 73 hours before the hijacking, the event, its aftermath, and the tragic story of heroic flight purser Neerja Bhanot. Knecht’s reading is part of ongoing efforts by Special Collections and the Pan Am community to document and share the stories of people connected to the historic airline.

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