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American heiress : the wild saga of the kidnapping, crimes and trial of Patty Hearst / Jeffrey Toobin.

Toobin, Jeffrey, (author.).

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at SC LENDS.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Beaufort - Hilton Head Branch LP B HEARST (Text) 0530005883082 Adult Biography Collection Available -
Cherokee - Blacksburg Library LP 322.4209 TOO (Text) 33636003151620 Adult Large Print Non-Fiction Available -
Dorchester - Summerville Branch LGPRINT B HEARST TOO (Text) 30018004919177 Adult Large Print Available -
Kershaw - Camden Library LP 322.42 TOO (Text) 33255003349744 Adult Large Print Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781524703417
  • Physical Description: 672 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First large print edition.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Random House Large Print, [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 587-594) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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".
Summary, etc.:
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."...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.
Target Audience Note:
1110L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader UG 8.5 24 183691
Subject: Hearst, Patricia, 1954-
Hearst, Patricia, 1954- > Trials, litigation, etc.
Symbionese Liberation Army.
Kidnapping victims > United States > Biography.
Stockholm syndrome > Case studies.
Trials (Robbery) > United States.
Nineteen seventies.
Large type books.
Genre: Biographies.

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