American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst
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Author(s): Jeffrey Toobin,
ISBN-10: 0385536712
ISBN-13: 9780385536714
Published: 2016-08-02
Publisher: Doubleday Books
Pages: 384
Biographies & Memoirs , History

“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, [this book] … 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 … radicals of the SLA and the … mix of sex, politics, and violence that swept up Patty Hearst, and re-creates her melodramatic trial”–Dust jacket flap.

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