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Six days in August : the story of Stockholm syndrome / David King.

Author/Creator:
King, David, 1970- author.
Publication:
New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2020]
Format/Description:
Book
282 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates ; 24 cm
Edition:
First edition.
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Other Title:
6 days in August
Subjects:
Bank robberies -- Sweden -- Stockholm -- Case studies.
Police -- Sweden.
Hostage negotiations -- Sweden.
Hostages -- Sweden.
Stockholm syndrome.
Bank robberies.
Hostage negotiations.
Hostages.
Police.
Sweden.
Sweden -- Stockholm.
Form/Genre:
Case studies.
Summary:
"The definitive account of the bizarre hostage drama that gave rise to the term "Stockholm Syndrome." On the morning of August 23, 1973, a man wearing a wig, makeup, and a pair of sunglasses walked into the main branch of Sveriges Kreditbank, a prominent bank in central Stockholm. He ripped out a submachine gun, fired it into the ceiling, and shouted, "The party starts!" This was the beginning of a six-day hostage crisis-and media circus-that would mesmerize the country, drawing into its grip everyone from Sweden's most notorious outlaw to the prime minister. By the end, the police and press alike would have a new way to understand the complicated emotional relationship between captor and captive. Based on a wealth of previously unavailable sources, including rare film footage, and unprecedented access to the main participants, Six Days in August is a groundbreaking work of nonfiction-a rich human drama of loyalty and betrayal, obedience and defiance, fear and attraction"-- Provided by publisher.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780393635089
0393635082
9780393635096
OCLC:
1120098936