Lee Harvey Oswald Inside the Soviet Union

Book - 2013
Average Rating:
Rate this:
"Oswald ventured to Russia at the age of 19, after a failed stint in the U.S. Marine Corps and a childhood spent shuffling from address to address with his unstable, needy mother. Like many of his generation, Oswald struggled for a sense of belonging in postwar American society, which could be materialistic, atomized, and alienating. The Soviet Union, with its promise of collectivism and camaraderie, seemed to offer an alternative. While traveling in Europe, Oswald slipped across the Soviet border, soon settling in Minsk where he worked at a radio and television factory. But Oswald quickly became just as disillusioned with his adopted country as he had been with the United States. He spoke very little Russian, had difficulty adapting to the culture of his new home, and found few trustworthy friends; indeed most, it became clear, were informing on him to the KGB. After nearly three years, Oswald returned to America feeling utterly defeated and more alone than ever--and as Savodnik shows, he began to look for an outlet for his frustration and rage."
Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2013]
New York : Basic Books, c2013
ISBN: 9780465021819
Branch Call Number: History 364.152 SAV


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Nov 04, 2013

"Peter Savodnik's writing has appeared in Harper's, Time , the New York Times , the Atlantic Monthly ...." so states the Author Notes, but Harper's has run some pretty anti-progressive and dishonest stories the last few years (Kevin Phillips blaming the economic meltdown on the CPI [Consumer Price Index]? Atlantic Monthly praising Palantir Technology recently, the company which tried to market disinformation campaigns against WikiLeaks and Julian Assange?). This author unequivocally states that Oswald was guilty, yet no court was every convened because, somehow, most mysteriously, Jack Ruby approached and killed Lee Oswald while he was IN POLICE CUSTODY! And from the Warren Commission Report, we learn a fact that was most conveniently never followed up on, namely that Mayor Earl Cabell knew Jack Ruby quite well, as did many members of the Dallas PD (could it be because Ruby was the mob's payoff guy to the Dallas Police?). Another pre-financed, misinformational and disinformational book published just in time for the 50th year recognition of the takeover in 1963! Lee Oswald had nothing to do with the murder of JFK, as much crowd sourced information and evidence has concretely revealed. (Best to read the highly well-researched books of David Talbot, Donald Gibson, Peter Janney, James Douglass, Mark Lane, Fletcher Prouty, Russ Baker, and Lance DeHaven-Smith, etc.)


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings


Find it at PPL

To Top