Anyone alive to witness Patricia Hearst's kidnapping on February 4, 1974 remembers it as of the wildest, most sensational stories in a decade full of them. Almost unbelievable at the time, the story has become more inscrutable with the passing of almost 40 years. Who better to tell the tale than Jeffrey Toobin? As a New Yorker columnist, CNN legal analyst, and the author of bestsellers about the O.J. Simpson trial and the Supreme Court, he's covered his share of spectacles. American Heiress is a masterwork of investigation, casting new light on the kidnapping and even Hearst's own motivations throughout her ordeal.
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