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"K Blows Top" Khrushchev Book Released Tomorrow

Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev's 1959 visit to the United States was an obsessively covered media event that seems all the more bizarre in retrospect. Khrushchev was, after all, infamous for his bellicose pronouncements ("We'll Bury You"). But this didn't stop the General Secretary from chatting with Marilyn Monroe in Hollywood and farmers in Iowa (the un-photogenic Khrushchev appeared on the cover of Life magazine with an ear of corn and a dentally challenged grin).

Journalist Peter Carlson has written a highly entertaining book about this peculiar episode from history in K Blows Top: A Cold War Comic Interlude Starring Nikita Khrushchev, America's Most Unlikely Tourist. It can be found in fine bookstores everywhere tomorrow (6/1) and online right now. Support fun Cold War history and pick Mr. Carlson's book up.





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