On the morning of August 23, 1973, a man wearing a wig, makeup, and sunglasses walked into the main branch of a prominent Stockholm bank, fired his submachine gun into the ceiling, and shouted, "The party starts!" This began a six-day hostage crisis—and media circus—that would mesmerize the world. Inside the building, complicated emotional relationships developed between captors and captives that would showcase a remarkable new concept in the realm of psychology. Based on previously unpublished sources and access to the main participants, the author of Death in the City of Light vividly captures this human drama that blurred the lines between loyalty and betrayal.
Six Days In August: The Story of Stockholm Syndrome
Author: David King.