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K blows top : a Cold War comic interlude starring Nikita Khrushchev, America's most unlikely tourist

Autor: Peter Carlson
Editorial: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2009.
Edición/Formato:   Libro : Documento : Biografía   Archivo de computadora : Inglés (eng) : 1st edVer todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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K Blows Top is the hilarious true story of a stranger in a strange land. The stranger was Nikita Khrushchev, the fat-bellied, thin-skinned, funny, cranky premier of the Soviet Union. The strange land was America in the 50s, a world of tail fins, movie stars, missile silos, and duck-and-cover drills. Khrushchev's bizarre 1959 trip across America was, as historian John Lewis Gaddis called it, "a surreal extravaganza."
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Género/Forma: Electronic books
Persona designada: Nikita Sergeevich Khrushchev
Tipo de material: Biografía, Documento
Tipo de documento: Libro/Texto, Archivo de computadora
Todos autores / colaboradores: Peter Carlson
ISBN: 9781586484972 1586484974 9781586488468 1586488465
Número OCLC: 191926312
Descripción: xiv, 327 p., [9] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contenido: Prologue : K blows top --
Trip One : The heat in the kitchen. Dueling proverbs --
Arguing about animal dung --
Khrushchev takes the Pepsi challenge --
The kitchen debate --
Nixon gets zapped --
How many nukes does it take to wipe out England? --
The new party line on love --
Nixon gets drunk --
Khrushchev's coming! Khrushchev's coming! --
Trip Two : "A surreal extravaganza". The worst human being on earth --
What should K see? --
Shooting the moon --
K meets J. Edgar Hoover --
Fondling animals --
Khrushchev throws a tantrum --
Communism is like my wart --
The premier tells a Jewish joke --
The dentists fight back --
Stuck in an elevator --
Bronx cheers in New York --
Khrushchev fever sweeps Hollywood --
Nikita meets Marilyn --
Can-Can --
Khrushchev fakes a tantrum --
Barnstorming to San Francisco --
Mankind's face is more beautiful than its backside --
J. Edgar Hoover gets caught with his pants down --
A riot in the cathedral of capitalism --
A Cossack charge in Coon Rapids, Iowa --
Communist dictator in a home ec class --
Camp David --
Chasing butterflies --
The first to be shot --
Chihuahuas for Khrushchev --
Stormy applause --
Trip Three : The banging of the shoe. Spy in the sky --
Obligatory sex scene --
That son of a bitch, Richard Nixon --
Rendezvous with Fidel --
The guest who wouldn't leave --
Banging the shoe --
I feel vicious, malicious, and low! --
Epilogue : Life is a cosmic joke.
Responsabilidad: Peter Carlson.

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This hilarious account of Khrushchevs 1959 U. S. tour is also a supremely entertaining evocation of the history and atmosphere of Cold War America  Leer más

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K blows top : missed chance for early end to the Cold War?

por jceggles (Publicadas por usuario de WorldCat 2011-10-22) Muy bueno Permalink

Entertaining it is, this account of the Russian Bear's trips into the heart of capitalism, and, briefly at least, into the hearts of many Americans. One sober thought which the reader may take away from this book is not so hilarious. If Dulles had not persuaded Eisenhower to send Francis Gary Powers...
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This was a great read about a trip by Khrushchev to the United States in the fifties.  I was born well after Khrushchev was gone so my knowledge of him was pretty much limited to the shoe banging on the table, so it was particularly interesting to hear about his trip in the context of the...
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