The Resource Norco '80 : the true story of the most spectacular bank robbery in American history, Peter Houlahan

Norco '80 : the true story of the most spectacular bank robbery in American history, Peter Houlahan

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Norco '80 : the true story of the most spectacular bank robbery in American history
Title
Norco '80
Title remainder
the true story of the most spectacular bank robbery in American history
Statement of responsibility
Peter Houlahan
Title variation
  • Norco 1980
  • Norco nineteen-eighty
  • Norco eighty
Title variation remainder
the true story of the most spectacular bank robbery in American history
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Language
eng
Summary
Norco '80 tells the story of how five heavily armed young men―led by an apocalyptic born-again Christian―attempted a bank robbery that turned into one of the most violent criminal events in U.S. history, forever changing the face of American law enforcement. Part action thriller and part courtroom drama, Norco '80 transports the reader back to the Southern California of the 1970s, an era of predatory evangelical gurus, doomsday predictions, megachurches, and soaring crime rates, with the threat of nuclear obliteration looming over it all. In this riveting true story, a group of landscapers transformed into a murderous gang of bank robbers armed to the teeth with military-grade weapons. Their desperate getaway turned the surrounding towns into war zones. When it was over, three were dead and close to twenty wounded; a police helicopter was forced down from the sky, and thirty-two police vehicles were destroyed by thousands of rounds of ammo. The resulting trial shook the community to the core, raising many issues that continue to plague society today: from the epidemic of post-traumatic stress disorder within law enforcement to religious extremism and the militarization of local police forces
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contains biographical information
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10781932
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1961-
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Houlahan, Peter
Dewey number
364.15/520979497
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Bank robberies
  • Violent crimes
  • California, Southern
  • Norco (La.)
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the true story of the most spectacular bank robbery in American history
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Norco '80 : the true story of the most spectacular bank robbery in American history, Peter Houlahan
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
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  • rdacontent.
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Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 384 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781640092129
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(hbk.)
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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illustrations
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regular print
Label
Norco '80 : the true story of the most spectacular bank robbery in American history, Peter Houlahan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 384 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781640092129
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print

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