Norco '80: The True Story of the Most Spectacular Bank Robbery in American History [Hardback]

  • Formāts: Hardback, 408 pages, height x width: 229x152 mm, 8-page black-and-white photo insert
  • Izdošanas datums: 27-Jun-2019
  • Izdevniecība: Counterpoint
  • ISBN-10: 1640092129
  • ISBN-13: 9781640092129
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  • Formāts: Hardback, 408 pages, height x width: 229x152 mm, 8-page black-and-white photo insert
  • Izdošanas datums: 27-Jun-2019
  • Izdevniecība: Counterpoint
  • ISBN-10: 1640092129
  • ISBN-13: 9781640092129
Citas grāmatas par šo tēmu:
An account of one of the most violent bank heists in U.S. history relates how five heavily armed young men, led by a religious fanatic, orchestrated a plot that culminated in several deaths, massive destruction, and a community-dividing trial.

An account of one of the most violent bank heists in U.S. history traces the story of how five armed landscapers, led by a religious fanatic, orchestrated a plot that culminated in several deaths, massive destruction and a community-dividing trial. Illustrations.

Norco ’80 is a gripping true crime account of one of the most violent bank heists in US history.

Norco ’80 tells the story of how five heavily armed young men—led by an apocalyptic born-again Christian—attempted a bank robbery that turned into one of the most violent criminal events in U.S. history, forever changing the face of American law enforcement. Part action thriller and part courtroom drama, Norco ’80 transports the reader back to the Southern California of the 1970s, an era of predatory evangelical gurus, doomsday predictions, megachurches, and soaring crime rates, with the threat of nuclear obliteration looming over it all.

A group of landscapers transforms into a murderous gang of bank robbers armed to the teeth with military-grade weapons. Their desperate getaway turned the surrounding towns into war zones. When it was over, three were dead and close to twenty wounded; a police helicopter was forced down from the sky, and thirty-two police vehicles were destroyed by thousands of rounds of ammo. The resulting trial shook the community to the core, raising many issues that continue to face society today: from the epidemic of post-traumatic stress disorder within law enforcement to religious extremism and the militarization of local police forces.