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

Jeffrey Toobin

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From New Yorker staff writer and bestselling author of The Nine and The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson, the definitive account of the kidnapping and trial that defined an insane era in American history 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 d

Language:

English

Narrators:

Paul Michael

Length:

15h 27m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:38


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:11


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:17


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:38


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:03


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:32


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:06


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:27


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:14


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:06


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:11


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:31


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:38


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:02


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:52


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:20


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:00


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:17


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:10


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:44


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:24


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:21


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:48


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:26


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:22


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:23


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:00


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:32


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:57


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:20


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:28


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:45


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:48


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:38


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:24


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:41


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:09


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:05


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:21


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:38


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:57


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:38


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:42


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:58


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:40


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:28


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:40


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:29


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

09:55


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

09:01


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:20


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:52


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:45


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:13


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:49


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:26


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:11


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:53


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:01


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:20


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:21


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:10


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:17


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:12


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:22


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:27


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:37


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:52


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:32


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:06


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:13


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:07


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:35


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:15


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:21


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:31


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:31


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:43


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:56


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:56


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:56


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:11


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

02:53


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:32


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:23


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:42


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:09


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:33


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:43


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:53


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

08:21


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:16


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:07


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

08:28


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

07:17


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:54


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:38


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:27


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:13


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:09


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:04


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

07:38


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:37


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:39


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:19


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:59


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:26


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:42


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

07:08


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

06:07


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:53


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:08


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:56


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:24


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:09


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

06:32


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

06:51


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

08:13


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:41


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

04:43


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:43


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

04:02


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

06:04


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

09:07


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

03:56


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

08:07


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

06:35


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

04:30


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

07:53


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

07:22


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

05:04


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

06:46


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

05:42


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

00:37