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Patty Hearst as a member of the SLA, 1974. Bettmann/Corbis image.

Patty Hearst as a member of the SLA, 1974. Bettmann/Corbis image.

Hearst at this year's Westminster Kennel Club show. Photo by Associated Press.

Hearst at this year’s Westminster Kennel Club show. Photo by Associated Press.

Patty Hearst Wins Top Prize With Her Shih Tsu at Westminster Kennel Club Show

Rocket, the Shih Tsu that Hearst co-owns. Photo by Associated Press.

Rocket, the Shih Tsu that Hearst co-owns. Photo by Associated Press.

Some of you may know, but my current writing project centers on Camilla Hall, a member of the SLA who was killed in a May 17, 1974 shootout with police. Few people remember Camilla, but everyone remembers Patty Hearst. She pops up again today.

From my book’s introduction: “But Patty was always the blinding sun, and all the other SLA members orbited in the shadows on the periphery. How easy to forget there were others, or to never even know in the first place.”

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