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Title Six days in August : the story of Stockholm syndrome / David King.
Author King, David, 1970- author.
Publication New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2020]
Edition First edition.
Description 282 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call # 364.1552 K
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-269) and index.
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.
Subject Bank robberies -- Sweden -- Stockholm -- Case studies.
Police -- Sweden.
Hostage negotiations -- Sweden.
Hostages -- Sweden.
Stockholm syndrome.
ISBN 9780393635089 :
0393635082 :

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