K Blows Top
A Cold War Comic Interlude Starring Nikita Khrushchev, America's Most Unlikely Tourist
By Peter Carlson
(PublicAffairs, Hardcover, 9781586484972, 352pp.)
Publication Date: June 1, 2009
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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
Peter Carlson is a former feature writer and columnist for The Washington Post, where he wrote the weekly column The Magazine Reader.” The author of Roughneck: The Life and Times of Big Bill Haywood, and a co-authorwith Hunter S. Thompson and George Plimpton, among othersof The Gospel According to ESPN, he lives in Rockville, MD.