|Plot Summary of Oswald's Tale: An American Mystery|
|" Lee Harvey Oswald is known as the man who killed President John F. Kennedy, but who was Oswald as a person? What do people really know about him? Oswald was an American who defected to the Soviet Union, while there he remained under constant KGB surveillance, married a Communist woman, and became a Communist himself. He wanted President Kennedy to leave Fidel Castro alone, rather than plotting to overthrow him.
Oswald was an ambitious young man, with an overbearing mother. Oswald's wife, Marina, was a woman who had always dreamed of having a better life than the one she had in the Soviet Union, and she saw Oswald as the ticket to that better life. After his death at the hands of Jack Ruby, his mother began auctioning off his belongings."
Nathaniel Ford, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Oswald's Tale: An American Mystery|
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- criminal (killer)
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- infantry soldier
- emotionally unstable
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
Biography of famous person?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 8 ()
- Caribbean Islands
- fort/military installation
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Book makes you feel?
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very unfavorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 51%-75% of book
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