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The Resource Norco '80

Norco '80

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Norco '80
Title
Norco '80
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Summary
5 young men. 32 destroyed police vehicles. 1 spectacular bank robbery. This “cinematic” true crime story transports readers to the scene of one of the most shocking bank heists in U.S. history—a crime that’s almost too wild to be real (The New York Times Book Review).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, this Edgar Award finalist for Best Fact Crime 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.In this riveting true story, a group of landscapers transforms into a murderous gang of bank robbers armed to the teeth with military–grade weapons. Their desperate getaway turns the surrounding towns into war zones. And when it’s over, three are dead and close to twenty wounded; a police helicopter has been forced down from the sky, and thirty–two police vehicles have been completely demolished by thousands of rounds of ammo. The resulting trial shakes the community to the core, raising many issues that continue to plague society today: from the epidemic of post–traumatic stress disorder within law enforcement to religious extremism and the militarization of local police forces
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Houlahan, Peter
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Law
  • Nonfiction
  • Politics
  • History
Label
Norco '80
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:0fb5d1c4-0527-4e6b-982f-76ad7a571e1d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781640092136
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Norco '80
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:0fb5d1c4-0527-4e6b-982f-76ad7a571e1d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781640092136
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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