The SLA and Patty Hearst Queen of the Revolution Book Launch | SF
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Green Apple Books and Music | 506 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA
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The Symbionese Liberation Army and Patricia Hearst, Queen of the Revolution is an in-depth exploration of Patty Hearst’s kidnapping and her role in the rise and fall of SLA, a left-wing terrorist group that formed in the waning days of San Francisco Bay Area’s counterculture revolution. The SLA alienated the protest movement with its assassination of Oakland school superintendent Marcus Foster 1973 and shocked the nation with the kidnapping of heiress and U.C. Berkeley student Patty Hearst in 1974, whose radical transformation into the urban guerilla Tania was breathlessly covered by the media. Patty Hearst’s actions not only suggest she became a willing participant in the SLA after her kidnapping, but new information revealed for the first time in reporting for the book from the late Jack Scott, radical author and sports guru who was embroiled with the SLA, points to Hearst staging her own kidnapping. The event marks the 45th anniversary of SLA and the Patty Heart’s holdup of the former Hibernia Bank in San Francisco on April 15, 1974. Author Gregory Cumming will read from the book and answer questions.