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Marina and Lee: the tormented love and fatal obsession behind Lee Harvey Oswald's assassination of John F. Kennedy

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“The single best book ever written on the Kennedy assassination” (Thomas Mallon, author of Mrs. Paine's Garage): A Kennedy insider tells the shocking story of Lee Harvey Oswald's path to killing JFK   Marina and Lee is an indispensable account of one of America's most traumatic events and a classic work of narrative history. In her meticulous—at times even moment by moment—account of Oswald's progress toward the assassination of JFK, Priscilla Johnson McMillan takes us inside Oswald's fevered mind and his manic marriage. Only a few weeks after the birth of their second child, Oswald’s wife, Marina, hears of Kennedy's death and discovers that Lee's rifle is missing from the garage where it was stored. She knows that her husband has killed the President. McMillan came to the story with a unique knowledge of the two main characters. In the 1950s, she worked for Kennedy and had known him well for a time. Later, working in Moscow as a journalist, she interviewed Lee Harvey Oswald during his attempt to defect to the Soviet Union. When she heard his name again on November 22, 1963, she said, "My God! I know that boy!" Marina and Lee was written with the complete and exclusive cooperation of Oswald's Russian-born wife, Marina Prusakova, whom McMillan debriefed for seven months in the immediate aftermath of the President's assassination and her husband's nationally televised execution at the hands of Jack Ruby. The truth is far more compelling, and unsettling, than the most imaginative conspiracy theory. Marina and Lee is a human drama that is outrageous, heartbreaking, tragic, fascinating—and real.“It is not at all easy to describe the power of Marina and Lee . . . It is far better than any other book about Kennedy . . . Other books about the Kennedy assassination are all smoke and no fire. Marina and Lee burns.” New York Times Book Review
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Marina and Lee is an indispensable account of one of America's most traumatic events and a classic work of narrative history. In her meticulous—at times even moment by moment—account of Oswald's progress toward the assassination of JFK, Priscilla Johnson McMillan takes us inside Oswald's fevered mind and his manic marriage. Only a few weeks after the birth of their second child, Oswald’s wife, Marina, hears of Kennedy's death and discovers that Lee's rifle is missing from the garage where it was stored. She knows that her husband has killed the President.
McMillan came to the story with a unique knowledge of the two main characters. In the 1950s, she worked for Kennedy and had known him well for a time. Later, working in Moscow as a journalist, she interviewed Lee Harvey Oswald during his attempt to defect to the Soviet Union. When she heard his name again on November 22, 1963, she said, "My God! I know that boy!" Marina and Lee was written with the complete and exclusive cooperation of Oswald's Russian-born wife, Marina Prusakova, whom McMillan debriefed for seven months in the immediate aftermath of the President's assassination and her husband's nationally televised execution at the hands of Jack Ruby.
The truth is far more compelling, and unsettling, than the most imaginative conspiracy theory. Marina and Lee is a human drama that is outrageous, heartbreaking, tragic, fascinating—and real.
“It is not at all easy to describe the power of Marina and Lee . . . It is far better than any other book about Kennedy . . . Other books about the Kennedy assassination are all smoke and no fire. Marina and Lee burns.” New York Times Book Review
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subject_facetKennedy, John F. -- (John Fitzgerald), -- 1917-1963
Oswald, Lee Harvey
Porter, Marina Oswald
United States -- Biography
title_displayMarina and Lee : the tormented love and fatal obsession behind Lee Harvey Oswald's assassination of John F. Kennedy
title_fullMarina and Lee : the tormented love and fatal obsession behind Lee Harvey Oswald's assassination of John F. Kennedy / Priscilla Johnson McMillan ; foreword by Joseph Finder
Marina and Lee The Tormented Love and Fatal Obsession Behind Lee Harvey Oswald's Assassination of John F. Kennedy
title_shortMarina and Lee
title_subthe tormented love and fatal obsession behind Lee Harvey Oswald's assassination of John F. Kennedy
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
History
Kennedy, John F
Nonfiction
Oswald, Lee Harvey
Porter, Marina Oswald
True Crime