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Oswald's Tale

(1995)
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"MARVELOUS . . . BREATHTAKING."
--The New York Times Book Review
"MAILER SHINES . . . Explaining Kennedy's assassination through the flaws in Oswald's character has been attempted before, notably by Gerald Posner in Case Closed and Don Delillo in Libra. But neither handled Oswald with the kind of dexterity and literary imagination that Mailer here supplies in great force. . . . Oswald's Tale weaves a story not only about Oswald or Kennedy's death but about the culture surrounding the assassination, one that remains replete with miscomprehensions, unraveled threads and lack of resolution: All of which makes Oswald's Tale more true-to-life than any fact-driven treatise could hope to be. . . . Vintage Mailer."
--The Philadelphia Inquirer
"FASCINATING . . . A MASTER STORYTELLER . . . Mailer gives us our clearest, deepest view of Oswald yet. . . . Inside three pages you are utterly absorbed."
--Detroit Free Press
"MAILER AT HIS BEST . . . LIVELY AND CONVINCING . . . EXTREMELY
LUCID . . . Mailer is fierce, courageous, and reckless and nearly everything he writes has sections of headlong brilliance. . . . [He] has found a way to make the dry bones of KGB tapes and his own interviews stand up and perform. . . . From the American master conjurer of dark and swirling purpose, a moving reflection."
--Robert Stone


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Praise for this book

"Mailer has written some pretty crazy books in his time, but this isn't one of them. Like its predecessor, Harlot's Ghost, it is the performance of an author relishing the force and reach of his own acuity." - Martin Amis


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Used availability for Norman Mailer's Oswald's Tale

Hardback Editions

November 1997 : USA Hardback

Title: Oswald's Tale
Author(s): Norman Mailer
ISBN: 0-517-19539-9 / 978-0-517-19539-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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June 1996 : USA Hardback
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Title: Oswald's Tale
Author(s): Norman Mailer
ISBN: 0-517-16942-8 / 978-0-517-16942-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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September 1995 : USA Hardback
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Title: Oswald's Tale - An American Mystery
Author(s): Norman Mailer
ISBN: 0-316-87620-8 / 978-0-316-87620-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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April 1995 : USA Hardback
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Title: Oswald's Tale: An American Mystery
Author(s): Norman Mailer
ISBN: 0-679-42535-7 / 978-0-679-42535-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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Paperback Editions

June 1996 : USA Paperback
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Title: Oswald's Tale: An American Mystery
Author(s): Norman Mailer
ISBN: 0-345-40437-8 / 978-0-345-40437-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
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September 1996 : UK Paperback
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Title: Oswald's Tale: An American Mystery
Author(s): Norman Mailer
ISBN: 0-349-10681-9 / 978-0-349-10681-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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Kindle Editions

January 2007 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Oswald's Tale: An American Mystery
Author(s): Norman Mailer
Publisher: Random House
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