Important People in American Heiress

Jeffrey Toobin
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Patricia Hearst

Patricia Hearst was almost 20 years old when members of the Symbionese Liberation Army broke into her apartment and took her prisoner. While a few people believe she had engineered her kidnapping, that does not seem likely. However, when she began carrying guns and living a life on the run with the SLA, many believed that she had taken an opportunity to leave her boring life behind, and that she willingly participated in the SLA's actions from that point.

Patricia's personality was a mixed bag. On the one hand, she was malleable and it was easy for her to adapt to her situation. On the other, she was rebellious against her mother's strict demands and wanted to lash out against the demands of her family life. That rebellious streak prompted her to move in with Steve Weed. He was her teacher when they began their affair and...

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