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

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ISBN-10: 1586488465

ISBN-13: 9781586488468

Edition: N/A

Authors: Peter Carlson

List price: $28.99
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This hilarious account of Khrushchev's 1959 U.S. tour is also a supremely entertaining evocation of the history and atmosphere of Cold War America.
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Book details

List price: $28.99
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 7/6/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.06" wide x 9.02" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Prologue: K Blows Top
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!
"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
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
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"
Notes on Sources