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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

Label
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
Creator
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 on April 3, 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 Hearst family trying to secure Patty's release by feeding all the people of Oakland and San Francisco for free ; the bank security cameras capturing "Tania" wielding a machine gun during a robbery; cast of characters including everyone from 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 stations across the country; Patty's year on the lam, running from authorities; and her circus like trial, filled with theatrical courtroom confrontations and a dramatic last-minute reversal, 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, American Heiress thrillingly recounts the craziness of the times (there were an average of 1,500 terrorist bombings a year in the early 1970s). Toobin portrays the lunacy of the half-baked radicals of the SLA and the toxic mix of sex, politics, and violence that swept up Patty Hearst and re-creates her melodramatic trial. American Heiress 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?" -- Book jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Toobin, Jeffrey
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F866.4.H42
LC item number
T66 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hearst, Patricia
  • Hearst, Patricia
  • Symbionese Liberation Army
  • Kidnapping victims
  • Stockholm syndrome
  • Trials (Robbery)
  • Nineteen seventies
Label
American heiress : the wild saga of the kidnapping, crimes and trial of Patty Hearst, Jeffrey Toobin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 352-355) 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
Contents
Prologue -- Nervous breakdown nation -- From inside the trunk -- The SLA -- The point of no return -- Prisoner of war -- Not just a bunch of nuts -- Three hundred bald men -- "I'm a strong woman" -- The birth of Tania -- Stay and fight -- Common criminals -- Showdown at Mel's -- Live on television -- Apocalypse on Fifty-Fourth Street -- "The gentlest, most beautiful man" -- Jack Scott makes an offer -- Road trip -- The streets of Sacramento -- Death of a "bourgeois pig" -- Feminist bomb-making -- Freeze! -- "There will be a revolution in Amerikkka and we'll be helping to make it" -- "Your ever-loving momma and poppa care about the truth" -- More excited than scared -- The search for old McMonkey -- The verdict -- "Favoring the rich over the poor" -- Aftermath
Control code
ocn947041920
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 371 pages, 16 pages of plates
Isbn
9780385536714
Lccn
2016016625
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026274782
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)947041920
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 352-355) 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
Contents
Prologue -- Nervous breakdown nation -- From inside the trunk -- The SLA -- The point of no return -- Prisoner of war -- Not just a bunch of nuts -- Three hundred bald men -- "I'm a strong woman" -- The birth of Tania -- Stay and fight -- Common criminals -- Showdown at Mel's -- Live on television -- Apocalypse on Fifty-Fourth Street -- "The gentlest, most beautiful man" -- Jack Scott makes an offer -- Road trip -- The streets of Sacramento -- Death of a "bourgeois pig" -- Feminist bomb-making -- Freeze! -- "There will be a revolution in Amerikkka and we'll be helping to make it" -- "Your ever-loving momma and poppa care about the truth" -- More excited than scared -- The search for old McMonkey -- The verdict -- "Favoring the rich over the poor" -- Aftermath
Control code
ocn947041920
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 371 pages, 16 pages of plates
Isbn
9780385536714
Lccn
2016016625
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026274782
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)947041920

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