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

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Khrushchev's 1959 trip across America was one of the strangest exercises in international diplomacy ever conducted. Published for the fiftieth anniversary of the trip, K Blows Top is a work of history that reads like a Vonnegut novel.
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Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeevich, -- 1894-1971 -- Travel -- United States
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States
United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union
title_displayK blows top : a Cold War comic interlude starring Nikita Khrushchev, America's most unlikely tourist
title_fullK blows top : a Cold War comic interlude starring Nikita Khrushchev, America's most unlikely tourist / Peter Carlson
K blows top : a Cold War comic interlude starring Nikita Khrushchev, America's most unlikely tourist [electronic resource] / Peter Carlson
K blows top [electronic resource] : a Cold War comic interlude starring Nikita Khrushchev, America's most unlikely tourist / Peter Carlson
title_shortK blows top
title_suba Cold War comic interlude starring Nikita Khrushchev, America's most unlikely tourist
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Foreign relations
Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeevich
Travel