American heiress : the wild saga of the kidnapping, crimes and trial of Patty Hearst
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Published:
New York : Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House, 2016.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
x, 371 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm.
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 8.5 - AR Pts: 24
Lexile measure:
1110L
Status:
Overton High - Teen Biography
B TOO SCH
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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 thrillingly 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?--Adapted from dust jacket.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780385536714, 0385536712
Reading Level:
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Lexile measure:
1110

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages [345]-351) and index.
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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 thrillingly 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?--Adapted from dust jacket.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Toobin, J. (2016). American heiress: the wild saga of the kidnapping, crimes and trial of Patty Hearst. First edition. New York: Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Toobin, Jeffrey. 2016. American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst. New York: Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Toobin, Jeffrey, American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst. New York: Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Toobin, Jeffrey. American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst. First edition. New York: Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House, 2016. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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