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Donald DeFreeze, aka Cinque. He was killed in a May 17, 1974, shootout with Los Angeles police.

From Publisher’s Marketplace:

Becoming Jimi Hendrix co-author Brad Schreiber’s REVOLUTION’S END: The Patty Hearst Kidnapping, Mind Control and the Secret History of Donald DeFreeze and the SLA, the untold story of how a CIA operative helped establish the Symbionese Liberation Army in order to infiltrate the Left and discredit political activists, an act that resulted in the biggest political kidnapping of the 20th century, to Joseph Craig at Skyhorse, by Laurie Fox of the Linda Chester Literary Agency (World).”

I’m really looking forward to this book. Brad and I have had conversations since some of our research overlaps. My own book on the SLA, focusing on Camilla Hall, doesn’t cover too much general history of the group. But I’ve read a lot about Donald DeFreeze and his possible role as an instigator/infiltrator. I’m curious to learn what Brad has come up with.

Camilla head shot

Camilla Hall, a native of St. Peter, Minn.

My book is in manuscript form at the moment. I blasted through a draft last summer and fall. For now I’m taking a little break from it, letting it settle before I figure out where to go next with it. Too bad I couldn’t have timed the release with Brad’s book. Also, look for a book on the SLA by New Yorker writer Jeffrey Toobin later this year.