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Title:Libra
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Penguin
ISBN:0140156046
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Number of Pages:480
Category:Fiction, Historical fiction, Novels, Literature

Libra by Don DeLillo

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Libra From the author of i White Noise i winner of the National Book Award and i Zero K i b .

In this powerful eerily convincing fictional speculation on the assassination of b John F Kennedy b b Don DeLillo b chronicles b Lee Harvey Oswald b 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 nation against communism the scales are irrevocably tipped A gripping masterful blend of fact and fiction alive with meticulously portrayed characters both real and created b Libra b is a grave haunting and brilliant examination of an event that has become an indelible part of the American psyche

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