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

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

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American heiress : the wild saga of the kidnapping, crimes and trial of Patty Hearst
Title
American heiress
Title remainder
the wild saga of the kidnapping, crimes and trial of Patty Hearst
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Toobin
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 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?
Summary
An account of the sensational 1974 kidnapping and trial of Patty Hearst describes the efforts of her family to secure her release, Hearst's baffling participation in a bank robbery and the psychological insights that prompted modern understandings about Stockholm syndrome
Pace
Tone
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2016
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10515876
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
  • 322.4/2092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1110
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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the wild saga of the kidnapping, crimes and trial of Patty Hearst
Label
American heiress : the wild saga of the kidnapping, crimes and trial of Patty Hearst, Jeffrey Toobin
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 587-594) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000058566004
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
642 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781524703417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
large print
Label
American heiress : the wild saga of the kidnapping, crimes and trial of Patty Hearst, Jeffrey Toobin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 587-594) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000058566004
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
642 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781524703417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
large print

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