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K Blows Top

A Cold War Comic Interlude Starring Nikita Khrushchev, America's Most Unlikely Tourist

by Peter Carlson

K Blows Top by Peter Carlson
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    Jun 2009, 352 pages
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    Jul 2010, 352 pages

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Thomas Riley

Fun and frothy history
Great read! Even tho' I'm not old enough to remember Kruschchev and much of the cold war, I enjoyed these history of Nikita's visit to US in 1959. Surprisingly funny. Great background info on how foreign dignitaries are handled or, in K's instance, not. Full of characters, well known and otherwise. Always a bit of melancholy involved when thinking of how Americans were so naive and trusting before Kennedy was killed. Wonderful time capsule.
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