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A work of meticulous research and breathtaking insight, Oswald’s Tale: An American Mystery asks the essential question about the Kennedy Assassination: Who was Lee Harvey Oswald? Providing the first full account of his childhood, the years under KGB surveillance in Russia and the events from his return to the United States in 1961 to his death in Dallas. Norman Mailer brilliantly reconstructs the life of this ambitious, doom-laden young man, bringing to the task not only a sober respect for the facts but the power, as America’s most distinguished novelist. To invest those facts with vibrant and haunting life.

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An epic tale
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
Fascinating
DAILY TELEGRAPH
Anyone with curiosity will find a reason to read Origins Reconsidered: it is a superb account of the state of knowledge concerning the evolution of our species . . .Richard Leakey sees the wood and not just the trees
NEW SCIENTIST
The most powerfully mysterious book to have emerged from America for many years.
THE TIMES