Award-Winner in the “Multicultural Non-Fiction” category of the 2017 International Book Awards
Silver Award winner for True Crime for the Independent Publisher Book Awards
Forty years after the Patty Hearst “trial of the century,” people still don’t know the true story of the events.
Revolution’s End fully explains the most famous kidnapping in US history, detailing Patty Hearst’s relationship with Donald DeFreeze, known as Cinque, head of the Symbionese Liberation Army. Not only did the heiress have a sexual relationship with DeFreeze while he was imprisoned; she didn’t know he was an informant and a victim of prison behavior modification.
Neither Hearst nor the white radicals who followed DeFreeze realized that he was molded by a CIA officer and allowed to escape, thanks to collusion with the California Department of Corrections. DeFreeze’s secret mission: infiltrate and discredit Bay Area anti-war radicals and the Black Panther Party, the nexus of seventies activism. When the murder of the first black Oakland schools superintendent failed to create an insurrection, DeFreeze was alienated from his controllers and decided to become a revolutionary, since his life was in jeopardy.
Revolution’s End finally elucidates the complex relationship of Hearst and DeFreeze and proves that one of the largest shootouts in US history, which killed six members of the SLA in South Central Los Angeles, ended when the LAPD set fire to the house and incinerated those six radicals on live television, nationwide, as a warning to American leftists.
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About the Author
Brad Schreiber has written or co-written seven books, including Becoming Jimi Hendrix , selected for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library. He created the truTV series North Mission Road , based on his book, Death in Paradise. He also writes for the Huffington Post and was a National Press Foundation fellow. Schreiber is a visiting professor of nonfiction at University of Wisconsin, Madison. He lives in Los Angeles.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 A Collision Course with Infamy 1
Chapter 2 Paint It Black 12
Chapter 3 Behavior Modification, a.k.a., Mind Control 32
Chapter 4 Double Agents, False Identities, Secret Affairs 48
Chapter 5 The Other Symbionese Liberation Army 70
Chapter 6 The Illusion of Freedom 82
Chapter 7 A Tragic, Self-Defeating Mission 95
Chapter 8 People in Need 117
Chapter 9 Two Very Different Revolutionaries 132
Chapter 10 Ignoring the Evidence 153
Chapter 11 Broadcasting Terror Live 169
Chapter 12 No Peace, Even in Death 183
Epilogue: Revolution's End 199
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Great read for people who are interested in contemporary US history.