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Virtual True Crime Book Group

American Heiress by Jeffrey Toobin

2024-05-28 19:00:00 2024-05-28 20:30:00 America/Chicago Virtual True Crime Book Group True crime book group meeting to discuss "American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst" by Jeffrey Toobin. Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Tuesday, May 28
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-05-28 19:00:00 2024-05-28 20:30:00 America/Chicago Virtual True Crime Book Group True crime book group meeting to discuss "American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst" by Jeffrey Toobin. Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

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True crime book group meeting to discuss "American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst" by Jeffrey Toobin.

Love watching true crime documentaries and tv shows? Can't get enough of true crime podcasts?

This is a monthly book group focused on reading and discussing True Crime.

Join us on Zoom to discuss American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst by Jeffrey Toobin.

This title is available electronically from Libby/Overdrive for free with your library card. Libby copies will be available 4 weeks before the group's meeting date.

ebook: Libby

eaudiobook: Libby

catalog record for physical book

"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 on April 3, 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 Hearst family trying to secure Patty’s release by feeding all the people of Oakland and San Francisco for free; the bank security cameras capturing “Tania” wielding a machine gun during a robbery; a cast of characters including everyone from 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 stations across the country; Patty’s year on the lam, running from authorities; and her circuslike trial, filled with theatrical courtroom confrontations and a dramatic last-minute reversal, 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, 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?" -From the publisher

Questions? Email Katy at kjacob@cityofevanston.org.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Virtual | Authors & Book Discussions |

TAGS: | True Crime |

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