In perhaps his most important literary feat, Norman Mailer fashions an unprecedented portrait of one of the great villainsaand enigmasain United States history. Here is Lee Harvey Oswaldahis family background, troubled marriage, controversial journey to Russia, and return to an aAmerica [waiting] for him like an angry relative whose eyes glare in the heat.a Based on KGB and FBI transcripts, government reports, letters and diaries, and Maileras own international research, this is an epic account of a man whose cunning, duplicity, and self-invention were both at home in and at odds with the country he forever altered. Praise for Oswaldas Tale aAmericaas largest mystery has found its greatest interpreter.aaThe Washington Post Book World aMailer is fierce, courageous, and reckless and nearly everything he writes has sections of headlong brilliance. . . . From the American master conjurer of dark and swirling purpose, a moving reflection.aaRobert Stone, The New York Review of Books aA narrative of tremendous energy and panache; the author at the top of his form.aaChristopher Hitchens, Financial Times aThe performance of an author relishing the force and reach of his own acuity.aaMartin Amis, The Sunday Times (London) Praise for Norman Mailer a[Norman Mailer] loomed over American letters longer and larger than any other writer of his generation.aaThe New York Times aA writer of the greatest and most reckless talent.aaThe New Yorker aMailer is indispensable, an American treasure.aaThe Washington Post aA devastatingly alive and original creative mind.aaLife aMailer is fierce, courageous, and reckless and nearly everything he writes has sections of headlong brilliance.aaThe New York Review of Books aThe largest mind and imagination [in modern] American literature . . . Unlike just about every American writer since Henry James, Mailer has managed to grow and become richer in wisdom with each new book.aaChicago Tribune aMailer is a master of his craft. His language carries you through the story like a leaf on a stream.aaThe Cincinnati Post From the Trade Paperback edition.Here is Lee Harvey Oswaldahis family background, troubled marriage, controversial journey to Russia, and return to an aAmerica [waiting] for him like an angry relative whose eyes glare in the heat.a Based on KGB and FBI transcripts, ...
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