American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst

American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst Author Jeffrey Toobin
ISBN-10 0345803159
ISBN-13 9780345803153
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 480
Language English
Publisher Anchor
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A National BestsellerFromNew Yorkerstaff writer and bestselling author ofThe NineandThe 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 Heiressportrays the electrifying lunacy of the time and the toxic mic of sex politics and violence that swept up Patty Hearst and captivated the nation

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