Six Days in August by David King audiobook

Six Days in August: The Story of Stockholm Syndrome

By David King
Read by Jefferson Mays

Recorded Books, Inc. 9780393635089

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664492967

  • ISBN: 9781664764859

Runtime: 8.53 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

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 Swedens 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.

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Author Bio: David King

Author Bio: David King

David King is a Fulbright scholar with a master’s degree from Cambridge University, and the author of Finding Atlantis, which was a Main Selection of the Book of the Month Club and which has been translated into several languages. He lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with his wife and daughter.

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Details

Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 8.53
Audience: Adult
Language: English