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

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A National Bestseller

From 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 history

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 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.

Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Jeffrey Toobin
Binding
Kindle Edition
EISBN
9780385536721
Format
Kindle eBook
Label
Anchor
Manufacturer
Anchor
NumberOfPages
402
PublicationDate
2016-08-02
Publisher
Anchor
ReleaseDate
2016-08-02
Studio
Anchor
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