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Title: Anyone's Daughter. The Times and Trials of Patty Hearst
Description: London England, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1979. First Edition, Binding: Cloth, Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall Octavo 0297776835 Hardback Hardback. Anyone's Daughter. Slight shelf wear to top edge of D/J. For the author, Patty Hearst's abduction was, as she says, 'the journalistic event of a lifetime'. The author sensed from the beginning that despite heavy newspaper and book coverage, the Hearst case was misconceived and misunderstood, and she grasped its relationship to what was occuring elsewhere in America as no one else did. In this book she has written about it (including every day of the trial) with a depth, a precisions, and an imaginative comprehension that bring the fantastic tale into focus for the first time. It is a drama of deep feeling, yet strangely it lacks a hero - and a heroine, too. Lastly, it is a media event: the abduction, trial, imprisonment and eventual freeing of William Randolph Hearst's granddaughter took place in public and were shaped by daily exposure in the press. The author's triumph is to reveal these profoundly American aspects of the case in a dramatic and powerful account of Patty hearst's trial. Far more than a brilliant courtroom drama, this book is a vivid, sometimes hilarious, often heartrending book about America today. 562 pp.

Keywords: Non Fiction Trial Times Abduction Patty Hearst William Randolph Hearst s Granddaughter Courtroom Drama True Crime 0297776835

Price: GBP 12.00 = appr. US$ 17.14 Seller: The London Bookworm
- Book number: 091102

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