American heiress : the wild saga of the kidnapping, crimes and trial of Patty Hearst
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371 pages
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1608
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English
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Toobin, J. (2016). American heiress: the wild saga of the kidnapping, crimes and trial of Patty Hearst . Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Toobin, Jeffrey. 2016. American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst. Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Toobin, Jeffrey. American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Toobin, Jeffrey. American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House, 2016.

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