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American Heiress

The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst

by Jeffrey Toobin

Hardcover, 371 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $28.95 |

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American Heiress
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The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst
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Jeffrey Toobin

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An account of the sensational 1974 kidnapping and trial of Patty Hearst describes the efforts of her family to secure her release, Hearst's baffling participation in a bank robbery, and the psychological insights that prompted modern understandings aboutStockholm syndrome.

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Whose Side Was She On? 'American Heiress' Revisits Patty Hearst's Kidnapping

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