THE ASSAILANT: MAKING OF A MISFIT

As if from nowhere, the dumpy, determined woman descended one day in February 1974 on the headquarters of the Hearst food-giveaway program in San Francisco. "God has sent me," she declared and rapidly took over as bookkeeper for the charity operation, known as People in Need, or PIN, that Randolph Hearst and his wife Catherine, in response to demands of the Symbionese Liberation Army, had hastily set up in an attempt to win their daughter Patty's freedom. Within a short time, Sara Jane Moore had elbowed her way into the program's inner circle, but not without leaving some bruises....

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