“In this penetrating study of Oswald’s pivotal sojourn in the Soviet Union, [Peter] Savodnik outlines the pitiable delusions and hopes Oswald harbored both in America and abroad. Savodnik, a gifted writer, draws on archival documents and interviews with Oswald’s former Soviet friends and love interests to explain the murderous rage that prompted him to assassinate John F. Kennedy.
— Jacob Heilbrun, The New York Times
“A slight man who craved attention – and occasionally got it – Lee Harvey Oswald cast a small shadow before that late November day a half-century ago. Then a barrage of three rifle shots brought him a kind of eternal infamy as a man who brought darkness to a nation.
Journalist Peter Savodnik aims to uncover fresh ground in his new book The Interloper: Lee Harvey Oswald Inside the Soviet Union. He digs into Oswald's obsession with Marxism, his revealing diaries, and his never-ending disappointments and humiliations.
In an interview, Savodnik talked about Oswald's sense of entitlement, his detachment from those around him, and the elusive motives behind his actions on that long-ago Nov. 22.”
— Randy Dotinga, The Christian Science Monitor
Read the interview here…