American heiress : the wild saga of the kidnapping, crimes and trial of Patty Hearst
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Published
New York : Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House, 2016.
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
ISBN
9780385536714, 0385536712
Status
Hopkinton Public Library - Adult
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Published
New York : Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House, 2016.
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
x, 371 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780385536714, 0385536712
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 8.5, 24 Points

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [345]-351) and index.
Description
Examines the life of Patty Hearst who suffered an unimaginable trauma and then made the stunning decision to join her captors' crusade.
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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.

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