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Stuck in the Snow with Tania… On Meeting a Terrorist Group in the Sierras

I’ve now written about two of three adventures from my 20s when I was hunting and fishing: one about escaping from a lightning storm and the other about searching for a lost friend in a snow storm. 1,216 more words

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CNN Adds Series On 1960s & '70s To Slate; HLN Adds 'Unmasking A Killer'

CNN will add five new original series to its slate in 2018, including four about the 1960s and 1970s, and one about the pope. The news will be unveiled at today’s Turner Upfront presentation in New York City. 520 more words

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Essays On Her Own: Didion After Her Editor

Book review: After Henry, by Joan Didion

There’s no other storyteller like Joan Didion. She can take the most boring fact and spin a narrative yarn around it that boggles the mind. 787 more words

Book Review

A short excerpt from my manuscript on Camilla Hall and the SLA

I don’t often post works-in-progress here, but I do get a lot of questions regarding what I’m working on now. If you regularly read my blog, you’ll know that I’m writing a narrative nonfiction account of… 671 more words


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

For most people, the Patty Hearst story is summed up in a single photo. Patty, standing in the lobby of the Hibernia Bank in San Francisco, wielding a machine gun. 534 more words

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Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst

Dir: Robert Stone, 2004


The 1974 kidnapping of socialite and heir to the multi-million dollar Hearst fortune, Patty Hearst, is a fascinating insight into the workings of the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) and the effects of Stockholm syndrome. 293 more words

American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst ~ By Jeffrey Toobin - 4.0 Stars

Thanks to NetGalley and Doubleday Books for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

384 Pages

Synopsis: On February 4, 1974, Patty Hearst, a senior 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. 656 more words