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Norco '80 : the true story of the most spectacular bank robbery in American history / Peter Houlahan.

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  • 6 of 6 copies available at Sage Library System.

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0 current holds with 6 total copies.

Summary:

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. In this riveting true story, a group of landscapers transformed 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 plague society today: from the epidemic of post-traumatic stress disorder within law enforcement to religious extremism and the militarization of local police forces.--from book jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Burns High School 364.15 HOU (Text) 37733000110141 Fiction Book None 01/09/2020 Available -
Hood River County Library 364.1552 HOU 2019 (Text) 33892100621748 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 07/02/2019 Available -
Hood River Valley High School Library 364.15 HOU (Text) 33892006081104 NON-FICTION Book Branch_Only_3months 09/24/2019 Available -
Joseph Public Library 364.1 HOU (Text) 30002000272898 Adult Nonfiction Book Branch_Only_3months 07/03/2019 Available -
OTLD Irrigon Branch 364.15 HOU (Text) 37818000346942 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 10/15/2019 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library 364.15 HOU (Text) 33892006496591 NON-FICTION New/High Demand None 06/28/2019 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781640092129
  • ISBN: 1640092129
  • Physical Description: xiv, 384 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, 2019.

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Summary, etc.:
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. In this riveting true story, a group of landscapers transformed 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 plague society today: from the epidemic of post-traumatic stress disorder within law enforcement to religious extremism and the militarization of local police forces.--from book jacket.
Target Audience Note:
1110L Lexile.
Subject: Bank robberies > California > Norco > Case studies.
Violent crimes > California > Norco > Case studies.
Genre: True crime stories.
Case studies.

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