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K blows top

a Cold War comic interlude starring Nikita Khrushchev, America"s most unlikely tourist

by Peter Carlson

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  • 21 Currently reading

Published by PublicAffairs in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeevich, -- 1894-1971 -- Travel -- United States,
  • Cold War,
  • United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union,
  • Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-314) and index.

    StatementPeter Carlson.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE183.8.R9 C37 2009
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Paginationxiv, 327 p., [9] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages327
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22560052M
    ISBN 101586484974
    ISBN 109781586484972
    LC Control Number2008039090

      K Blows Top Book. Paper instructions: Assignment: K Blows Top Book. Analysing both the reaction of American citizens to Khrushchev’s visit and Khrushchev’s own comments and critiques about his experiences in the United States: make an argument about the nature of Khrushchev’s trip and what it exposes about American society and values during the Cold War.


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Carlson's book is focused around the Soviet Premier's 13 day visit to the United States in September As a career journalist he explains how he became interested (obsessed) with the topic in the Prologue. K Blows Top reader reviews and comments, and links to write your own review (Page 1 of 1).

This was a huge story at the time, and there was a mountain of clippings, including the one from which the title of the book comes: "Denied Tour of Disneyland, K Blows Top". No, he never got to Disneyland, but he got to plenty of other places he wanted to go, and others the State Department wanted him to go, and it was a very weird thirteen days.

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