American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst available on October 09 2019 from Amazon for 5.55
ISBN bar code 9780345803153 ξ1 registered October 09 2019
ISBN bar code 9780345803153 ξ2 registered April 08 2017
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ANCHOR A National BestsellerFrom New Yorker staff writer and bestselling author of The Nine and The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson, the definitive account of the kidnapping and trial that defined an insane era in American historyOn 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 Symbonese Liberation Army. The weird turns that followed in this already sensational take are truly astonishing--the Hearst family tried to secure Patty's release by feeding the people of Oakland and San Francisco for free; bank security cameras captured "Tania" wielding a machine gun during a roberry; the LAPD engaged in the largest police shoot-out in American history; the first breaking news event was broadcast live on telelvision stations across the country; and then there was Patty's circuslike trial, filled with theatrical courtroom confrontations and a dramatic last-minute reversal, after which the term "Stockholm syndrome" entered the lexicon. Ultimately, the saga highlighted a decade in which America seemed to be suffering a collective nervous breakdown. American Heiress portrays the electrifying lunacy of the time and the toxic mic of sex, politics, and violence that swept up Patty Hearst and captivated the nation.
Most people who were around in the mid-1970's will remember the kidnapping of Patty Hearst by a hapless band of revolutionary players, the Symbionese Liberation Army. This group, whose main members were - as Jeffrey Toobin puts it in his new book, "American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst" - as differentiated as a fox-hole in a war-time movie. There was the black revolutionary - "Cinque..
Patty Hearst and I are exactly the same age. (OK, in the interest of accuracy, she is 17 days older than I am.) So when she was kidnapped on February 4, 1974 during her (and my) sophomore year of college, I paid closer attention than I might otherwise have done. But after a few months, her kidnapping faded from the news, and I was otherwise engrossed with college. Whatever happened to Patty Hearst? I knew the basics--she robbed banks with the SLA, she was eventuall..