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

by Peter Carlson

Hardcover, 327 pages, Perseus Books Group, List Price: $26.95 |

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K Blows Top
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A Cold War Comic Interlude Starring Nikita Khrushchev, America's Most Unlikely Tourist
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Recounts Khrushchev's 1959 trip across America against the backdrop of the Cold War and a capitalist America living under the shadow of the hydrogen bomb.

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'K Blows Top': Reliving Khrushchev's American Tour

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