A Mother in History
by Jean Stafford

A series of interviews with Marguerite Oswald, the mother of Lee Harvey Oswald. She is dedicated to restoring the honor of her son. She reads all she can and talks as much as she can about the assassination of JFK. The interviewer cannot understand why this woman talks so much about her son and the assassination. Jean Stafford accepts the Warren Commission Report and thinks anyone who doubts it must be nuts.

Stafford is only interested in painting some of the details (only the irrelevant ones). Her primary concern in doing the interviews was to find out what kind of furniture and decorations Mrs. Oswald has in her living room and what kind of clothes she wears. This is a classic case of sending an air-headed woman to do a reporter's job.

Year Read: 1983


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