Books: The Making of an Assassin

MARINA AND LEE by Priscilla Johnson McMillan Harper & Row; 527 pages; $15

Conspiracy theorists beware! Priscilla Johnson McMillan has come forward with the first plausible explanation for Lee Harvey Oswald's assassination of John F.

Kennedy. Plots will doubtless continue to be spun out of the coincidences, contradictions and inconsistencies that surround the crime. But McMillan amply demonstrates that Oswald had no need of any of the world's intelligence services to steady his hand, eye and malevolent will as the Kennedy motorcade rolled into his line of fire in Dallas. He had long before...

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