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    DescriptionIn 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 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, " Libra" is a grave, haunting, and brilliant examination of an event that has become an indelible part of the American psyche.


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    Title
    Libra
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Don DeLillo
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140156041
    ISBN 10: 0140156046
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PS3554.E44
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 69
    DC22: 813/.54
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: P26308000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: F8
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PS3554.E4425 L53 1989
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC014000
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    30 May 1991
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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 II, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. In 1997, he published the bestselling Underworld, and in 1999 he was awarded the Jerusalem Prize, given to a writer whose work expresses the theme of the freedom of the individual in society; he was the first American author to receive it. He is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
    Review quote
    "Extraordinary intensity...unforgiving thoroughness...DeLillo has created a thriller of the most profound sort...Libra is electrifying, a book alive with suggestion." --Chicago Tribune "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