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Dan and Patty Hearst 42 years after her Kidnapping

Book review of American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trail of Patty Hearst by Jeffrey Toobin.

Hannah and I married at her father’s Christmas tree farm in East Penfield, NY in 1972.   372 more words

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The Hahn Hostage Crisis

With a phalanx of microphones aimed at him like machine guns, a visibly shaken Rick Hahn once again attempted in vain to address continuing questions about the direction (or lack thereof) of the Chicago White Sox Thursday. 468 more words

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

Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction, and the Patty Hearst fiasco was definitely a case in point. This reviewer is old enough to remember the news coverage at the time; here Toobin presents us with what is likely the most objective and well researched account of the kidnapping and subsequent crime spree in which Hearst was a participant. 514 more words

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American Heiress By Jeffrey Toobin

On February 4, 1974, Patricia Hearst was engaged and living with a man who had previously been her high school teacher. Though the times reflected social change and a rethinking of traditional gender roles, for Hearst, an heiress to the Hearst fortune and Steven Weed life was humdrum and she felt stifled, emotionally unfulfilled and depressed. 630 more words

Running with the Devil

Trump’s latest attack on Hillary: he called her “the devil.” And, as you all may have heard, he has accused Bernie Sanders of “making a deal with the devil.” 283 more words

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Review of new Patty Hearst book by Jeffrey Toobin

American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst was not what I expected. Since the author, Jeffrey Toobin, is a lawyer who did a great job examining the O.J. 957 more words


Small but mighty

Soon the Summer Olympic Games will begin in Rio.  Rather than focusing on training for their competitions, many athletes have been worried about the mosquito and the possibility of contracting Zika.   121 more words