The Strange and Wild Saga of Patty Hearst's Kidnapping

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Heiress Patty Hearst poses for an FBI mugshot after her arrest for bank robbery on September 18, 1975 in San Francisco, California.

In 1974, 19-year-old heiress Patty Hearst, granddaughter of publisher William Randolph Hearst, was kidnapped by a left-wing terrorist group known as the Symbionese Liberation Army. Several weeks later, the group released a tape of Hearst saying she that supported the SLA and had changed her name. In, American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty HearstJeffrey Toobin,  author, staff writer at The New Yorker and senior legal analyst at CNN, details the strange events that unfolded after her kidnapping, and how her family fought for her release.

Event: Jeffrey Toobin will be signing books and doing a Q&A at the 92nd Street Y (1395 Lexington Ave.) which will be moderated by Alan Dershowitz on Wednesday, Sept. 14th at 7 p.m.