Oswald's Tale: An American Mystery Paperback – 3 Oct 1996
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In the USSR, Oswald was under constant KGB surveillance, and Mailer's first-ever access to the KGB files and his effective use of them give the reader a sense of who Oswald was between the ages of twenty and twenty-two. All the everyday aspects of his life, his constant fights with Marina (and his eventual physical abuse of her), his belief that he is meant for "high destiny," and his inability to find success and purpose in his Russian life, despite his high ideals, show a young man frustrated in every aspect of life.
Using files from the KGB, Warren Commission, the House Select Committee on Assassinations, and books written about Oswald by Gerald Posner, Priscilla McMillan, Jim Marr, and Carl Oglesby, Mailer presents an astounding amount of historical data. Keeping his prose style journalistic and factual, Mailer uses his talents as a Hollywood script-writer to create dramatic dialogues appropriate to the facts, bringing events to life and making this long novel move quickly.Read more ›
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Very interesting to look at Lee Harvey Oswald from so many different points of viewPublished 9 months ago by Gilly
fascianting in depth study of Oswalds life. For me it seems to answer many questions about the odd loner and about his motives for the assination.Published 12 months ago by lady jane grey
Big book in very good condition. I don't sleep at night to read it! This book made me want to read all of Mailers booksPublished on 20 Jun. 2013 by Vassia Emmanouilidou
Norman Mailer must have had a good laugh when he persuaded his publisher to issue this in 1995.
His reputation as the mini-Hemingway of his time must have helped, as... Read more
Mailer's research and analysis are faultless. As a result, this book is a 'must have' for those who would truly seek to understand Lee Harvey Oswald and his ultimate destiny. Read morePublished on 19 Dec. 2009 by Barry Ryder