The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty HearstBook - 2016 | First edition
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?
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House, 2016
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: 322.4209 HEARST TOOBIN
Characteristics: x, 371 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates, : illustrations ; 25 cm