The Resource Libra

Libra

Label
Libra
Title
Libra
Statement of responsibility
Don DeLillo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the author of White Noise (winner of the National Book Award) and Zero KIn 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.From the Trade Paperback edition
Summary
Don DeLillo presents a fictional theory on the reasoning behind J.F. Kennedy's assassination, delving into Lee Harvey Oswald's troubled childhood which lead him to believe himself an agent of history. Two CIA agents convince Oswald that a failed attempt on the life of the president will have many political benefits, as well as make him a real agent of history, but the plan goes awry when the assassination does not fail.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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023697
Cataloging source
DLC
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DeLillo, Don
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Libra
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:69ddc1be-823a-4b41-b5e5-0496747d57d1
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101042175
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Libra
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:69ddc1be-823a-4b41-b5e5-0496747d57d1
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101042175
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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