Libra by Don Delillo

Libra

byDon Delillo

Paperback | August 27, 2013

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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 person of two disgruntled CIA  operatives who decide that an unsuccessful attempt on the life of the president will  galvanize the nation against Communism, the scales are irrevocably tipped.

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Acclaimed novelist, poet, and essayist Don DeLillo published his first short  story when he was twenty-three years old. He has since written twelve novels, including  White Noise (1985), which won the National Book Award. It was followed by  Libra (1988), his novel about the assassination of President Kennedy, and by Mao  I...
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Title:LibraFormat:PaperbackDimensions:408 pages, 7.85 × 5.1 × 0.8 inPublished:August 27, 2013Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143190547

ISBN - 13:9780143190547

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Libra operates at a dizzyingly high level of intensity throughout; it’s that true fictional rarity—a novel of admirable depth and relevance that’s also a terrific page-turner.” - USA Today

“DeLillo has created a thriller of the most profound sort … Libra is electrifying, a book alive with suggestion.” - Chicago Tribune