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Author: Don DeLillo
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1991.
Series: Contemporary American fiction.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this powerful, eerily convincing fictional speculation on the assassination of John F. Kennedy , Don DeLillo chronicles Lee Harvey Oswald 's odyssey from troubled teenager to a man of precarious stability who imagines himself an agent of history. When "history" presents itself in the form of two disgruntled CIA operatives who decide that an unsuccessful attempt on the life of the president will galvanize the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Belletristische Darstellung
Biographical fiction
Historical fiction
Named Person: Lee Harvey Oswald; John F Kennedy; John F Kennedy; Lee Harvey Oswald; John F Kennedy; John F Kennedy
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Don DeLillo
ISBN: 0140156046 9780140156041
OCLC Number: 23943012
Description: 456 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Contemporary American fiction.
Responsibility: Don DeLillo.

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The scheme of two disgruntled CIA agents to stage an unsuccessful attempt on the life of President Kennedy and link it to Cuba backfires when the erratic Lee Harvey Oswald goes too far.  Read more...

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"Extraordinary intensity...unforgiving thoroughness...DeLillo has created a thriller of the most profound sort...Libra is electrifying, a book alive with suggestion." --Chicago Tribune"Libra operates Read more...

 
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