Marina and Lee
- The Tormented Love and Fatal Obsession Behind Lee Harvey Oswald's Assassination of John F. Kennedy
- Narrated by: R. C. Bray, Joseph Finder
- Length: 24 hrs and 14 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 10-12-13
- Language: English
- Publisher: steerforth press l.l.c.
- Whispersync for Voice-ready
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Reissued to mark the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, 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, Priscilla Johnson McMillan takes us inside Oswald's fevered mind and his manic marriage. When Marina, only a few weeks after giving birth to their second child, 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 had 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.
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By Rodd on 06-09-14
Now I know why he did it
I've been a student of the Kennedy assassination since that day in high school when we heard the news. For many years I assumed, like a lot of people, that there was a conspiracy, that LHO was as patsy, etc. etc. Until I read Case Closed by Gerald Posner.
But I never knew why Oswald did it. Then I read Marina and Lee. I can summarize his motives (as I understand them) in four words, but I probably shouldn't. Might ruin the ending for you. What a great book. I never got a round to reading it when t first came out. That's the nice thing about audio books. They make it easy to catch up on your reading.
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