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American heiress : the wild saga of the kidnapping, crimes and trial of Patty Hearst / Jeffrey Toobin.

Toobin, Jeffrey, (author.).
Book Book ([2016])
Description: x, 371 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2016]
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  • ISBN: 0385536712 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780385536714 (hardcover)
  • Edition: First edition.
Bibliography, etc.:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [345]-351) and index.
Contents:
Nervous breakdown nation -- From inside the trunk -- The SLA -- The point of no return -- Prisoner of war -- Not just a bunch of nuts -- Three hundred bald men -- "I'm a strong woman" -- The birth of Tania -- Stay and fight -- Common criminals -- Showdown at Mel's -- Live on television -- Apocalypse on Fifty-Fourth Street -- "The gentlest, most beautiful man" -- Jack Scott makes and offer -- Road trip -- The streets of Sacramento -- Death of a "bourgeois pig" -- Feminist bomb-making -- Freeze! -- "There will be a revolution in Amerikkka and we'll be helping to make it" -- "Your ever-loving momma and poppa care about the truth" -- More excited than scared -- The search for old McMonkey -- The verdict -- "Favoring the rich over the poor".
Summary:
Examines the life of Patty Hearst who suffered an unimaginable trauma and then made the stunning decision to join her captors' crusade.
On February 4, 1974, Patty Hearst, a sophomore in college and heiress to the Hearst family fortune, was kidnapped by a ragtag group of self-styled revolutionaries calling itself the Symbionese Liberation Army. The already sensational story took the first of many incredible twists when the group released a tape of Patty saying she had joined the SLA and had adopted the nom de guerre "Tania." The weird turns of the tale are truly astonishing--the bank security cameras capturing "Tania" wielding a machine gun during a robbery; a cast of characters including everyone from basketball star Bill Walton to the Black Panthers to Ronald Reagan to F. Lee Bailey; the largest police shoot-out in American history; the first breaking news event to be broadcast live on television across the country; Patty's year on the lam; and her circuslike trial, after which the term "Stockholm syndrome" entered the lexicon. The saga of Patty Hearst highlighted a decade in which America seemed to be suffering a collective nervous breakdown. Based on more than a hundred interviews and thousands of previously secret documents, Toobin thrillingly recounts the craziness of the times, portraying the lunacy of the half-baked radicals and the toxic mix of sex, politics, and violence that swept up Patty Hearst. He examines the life of a young woman who suffered an unimaginable trauma and then made the stunning decision to join her captors' crusade. Or did she?--Adapted from dust jacket.
Citation: Toobin, Jeffrey. "American heiress : the wild saga of the kidnapping, crimes and trial of Patty Hearst." New York : Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2016.

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