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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 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?
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 322.4/2092
  • B
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
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 MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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"
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 371 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385536714
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016016625
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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 MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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"
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 371 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385536714
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016016625
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)947041920

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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