Norco '80 : the true story of the most spectacular bank robbery in American history
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Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, 2019.
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Central - Adult Nonfiction  2 available
364.1552 HOULA

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Book
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First hardcover edition.
Physical Desc
xiv, 384 pages, 8 unnumbered of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9781640092129, 1640092129

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"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." -- Dust jacket.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Houlahan, P. (2019). Norco '80: the true story of the most spectacular bank robbery in American history (First hardcover edition.). Counterpoint.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Houlahan, Peter, 1961-. 2019. Norco '80: The True Story of the Most Spectacular Bank Robbery in American History. Berkeley, California: Counterpoint.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Houlahan, Peter, 1961-. Norco '80: The True Story of the Most Spectacular Bank Robbery in American History Berkeley, California: Counterpoint, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Houlahan, Peter. Norco '80: The True Story of the Most Spectacular Bank Robbery in American History First hardcover edition., Counterpoint, 2019.

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