I recently received an email from Marlene Savodnik, a friend from California concerning her son Peter, an author and journalist. His new book titled, THE INTERLOPER:LEE HARVEY OSWALD INSIDE THE SOVIET UNION was just released to excellent reviews.
So far the book has been serialized in The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Salon and several other venues along with author interviews on major news networks. Obviously for many, the fascination and curiosity about Oswald still remains relevant.
Journalist, Peter Savodnik delivers some well researched answers in this revealing biography. THE INTERLOPER would make a great holiday gift for the history buff in your life.
Here what reviewer David Pitt of BOOKLIST had to say:
A lot of people, Savodnik points out, have spent a lot of time speculating about whether Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone when he shot and killed President John F. Kennedy. Very little time, on the other hand, has been spent in examining Oswald as a man.
Savodnik begins with the assumption, for which he later offers plenty of evidence, that Oswald acted alone, and he devotes his time to exploring the reasons why this 24-year-old assassinated an American president. His focus is on Oswald’s years in the Soviet Union—his reasons for going there, his disillusionment (Russia, it turned out, wasn’t a workers’ paradise), and his state of mind when he returned to the U.S. in 1962.
Savodnik busts a few myths along the way; for example, pointing out that the notion that the Russians would use Oswald as a Manchurian Candidate–style programmed assassin is absurd. But his real interest lies in presenting a picture of Lee Harvey Oswald the man, not merely the murderer. A very welcome addition to the voluminous
literature about the Kennedy assassination. --David Pitt
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