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The Voices Of Guns: The Definitive & Dramatic Story Of The Twenty-Two-Month Career Of The Symbionese Liberation Army-One Of The Most Bizarre Chapters In The History Of The American Left

McLellan, Vin & Avery, Paul

Published by Putnam, 1977
ISBN 10: 0399117385 / ISBN 13: 9780399117381
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Title: The Voices Of Guns: The Definitive & ...

Publisher: Putnam

Publication Date: 1977

Binding: hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition.


New York. 1977. Putnam. 1st Edition. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. 388 pages. hardcover. 0399117385. keywords: History SLA Politics America Revolution Radical. inventory # 24699. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Intimate, detailed, definitive - here is the complete account, the story behind the headlines, the sensational career of the Symbionese Liberation Army, a tiny cult of California revolutionaries, who captured the curiosity and imagination of millions and wrote one of the most bizarre chapters in the history of the American left. Here is an inside look - fleshed out and human - at this strange band of outsiders. THE VOICES OF GUNS plunges the reader into the emotional politics of radical Berkeley and San Francisco; introduces the SLA’s General Field Marshall Cinque, his ‘soldiers’ and victims, with intimate and revealing profiles; and unfolds the stark drama of the Patricia Hearst kidnapping in context. Dogged, resourceful reporters McLellan and Avery have done the impossible: they have rendered coherent the many paradoxes and contradictions of the SLA. Here are the never-before-published details of the Symbionese plots in the California prisons, the prison escapes they engineered, their recruitment and training, the details of their daily life, and their plans and dreams for the Revolution. Here is the history of the SLA, unexpurgated, from its inception at the Vacaville prison through its first bold, violent statement - the assassination of Dr. Marcus Foster - to its even more sensational next move: the kidnapping of Patricia Campbell Hearst. Here are the Hibernia Bank robbery, the Watts conflagration, the second bank robbery in Carmichael, the ‘safe houses’ in Pennsylvania, and the fantastic journeys across America. And here is the dramatic denouement in San Francisco - the arrests and trials of Bill and Emily Harris, Wendy Yoshimura, and Patty Hearst, feeble remnants of the ‘Army’ that wanted to change the world. This sensitive, politically astute, and exclusively documented account, factually and passionately written, fully explains what many have come to believe were, collectvely, the crimes of the century. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 24699

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