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Book Title: Patty Hearst: Her Own Story|
Date of issue: September 1st 1988
ISBN 13: 9780380706518
The author of the book: Patricia Campbell Hearst
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 16.69 MB
Read full description of the books Patty Hearst: Her Own Story:Patricia Hearst was kidnapped from her home in Berkeley, CA on February 4, 1974 by the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA). She was kept as a “prisoner of war” by the SLA in a closet for fifty-seven days. When she was allowed to exit the closet she was given the options of joining the SLA or death, and she chose to join the movement. Hearst participated in a bank robbery with the SLA where she was identified, and she later participated in communications with the press stating that she had joined the revolution “voluntarily,” rather than under duress and fear of death. The press believed her communications and she was caught, tried and sentenced to prison, but was later released on a presidential commutation. This information is readily available in many sources, but Hearst’s actual thoughts, feelings, and experiences while working with the SLA are contained in this book. She begins by talking about her childhood, which, initially, seems “bourgeois” but later the reader can understand that she was using this information to counter statements by others that she was always a “rebel” and had joined the SLA deliberately and had actually directed her own kidnapping. This book reads like a novel about some poor soul, but at times the reader stops and remembers that this was actually her life.
Read information about the authorPatricia Campbell Hearst Shaw is the granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst. She was kidnapped in february 1974 by urban guerilla group "The Symbionese Liberation Army" and joined them before being arrested in september 1975 and charged with bank robbery. She was sentenced to 35 years imprisonment, but the sentence was later commuted to seven years. Her prison term was commuted by president Jimmy Carter and Hearst was released in 1970. In 2001 she was given a full pardon by president Bill Clinton.
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