Book Review: American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes, and Trial of Patty Hearst

On Feb. 4, 1974, 19-year-old Patricia Campbell Hearst was a sheltered, indifferent Berkeley art student living in a duplex with her fiancé, 25-year-old Steven Weed. That night, a motley crew of self-styled “revolutionaries” knocked on the door. When Weed responded, they forced their way inside. After looking for a “safe,” they blindfolded Hearst, stuffed her into the trunk of their stolen car and drove into the night.