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K Blows Top

By: Carlson, Peter

Price: $8.00

Publisher: PublicAffairs:

Seller ID: BB0209547

ISBN: 1586484974

Condition: vg-/vg


Khrushchev's 1959 trip across America was one of the strangest exercises in international diplomacy ever conducted--"a surreal extravaganza," as historian John Lewis Gaddis called it. Khrushchev told jokes, threw tantrums, sparked a riot in a San Francisco supermarket, wowed the coeds in a home economics class in Iowa, and ogled Shirley MacLaine as she filmed a dance scene in Can-Can. He befriended and offended a cast of characters including Nelson Rockefeller, Richard Nixon, Eleanor Roosevelt, Elizabeth Taylor, and Marilyn Monroe.Published for the fiftieth anniversary of the trip, "K Blows... View more info