The Interloper

The Interloper

Lee Harvey Oswald Inside the Soviet Union

Book - 2013
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"Lee Harvey Oswald's assassination of President Kennedy in 1963 remains one of the most horrifying-- and hotly debated-- crimes in American history. Because Oswald had briefly defected to the Soviet Union, some historians allege he was a Soviet stooge. But as Peter Savodnik shows in The Interloper, Oswald's time in the U.S.S.R. reveals a stranger, more chilling story. Oswald fled to the Soviet Union looking for a utopia, but quickly became just as dissatisfied with his adopted country as he had been with the United States. When he returned to America, he was more adrift and alienated than ever-- and was soon groping for an outlet for his desperate rage. Drawing on groundbreaking research, including interviews with Oswald's friends and acquaintances, The Interloper brilliantly evokes the shattered psyche not just of Oswald himself, but also of the era he so tragically defined" -- from publisher's web site.
Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2013]
Description: xvi, 267 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780465021819
Branch Call Number: 364.1524 Ken


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Nov 04, 2013

"Peter Savodnik's writing has appeared in Harper's, Time , the New York Times , the Atlantic Monthly ...." so states the Author Notes, but Harper's has run some pretty anti-progressive and dishonest stories the last few years (Kevin Phillips blaming the economic meltdown on the CPI [Consumer Price Index]? Atlantic Monthly praising Palantir Technology recently, the company which tried to market disinformation campaigns against WikiLeaks and Julian Assange?). This author unequivocally states that Oswald was guilty, yet no court was every convened because, somehow, most mysteriously, Jack Ruby approached and killed Lee Oswald while he was IN POLICE CUSTODY! And from the Warren Commission Report, we learn a fact that was most conveniently never followed up on, namely that Mayor Earl Cabell knew Jack Ruby quite well, as did many members of the Dallas PD (could it be because Ruby was the mob's payoff guy to the Dallas Police?). Another pre-financed, misinformational and disinformational book published just in time for the 50th year recognition of the takeover in 1963! Lee Oswald had nothing to do with the murder of JFK, as much crowd sourced information and evidence has concretely revealed. (Best to read the highly well-researched books of David Talbot, Donald Gibson, Peter Janney, James Douglass, Mark Lane, Fletcher Prouty, Russ Baker, and Lance DeHaven-Smith, etc.)

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