K Blows Top (Paperback)
A Cold War Comic Interlude, Starring Nikita Khrushchev, America's Most Unlikely Tourist
PublicAffairs, 9781586488468, 352pp.
Publication Date: July 6, 2010
July 2009 Indie Next List
— Pete Mulvihill, Green Apple Books, San Francisco, CA
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K Blows Top is a work of history that reads like a Vonnegut novel. This cantankerous communist's road trip took place against the backdrop of the fifties in America, with the shadow of the hydrogen bomb hanging over his visit like the Sword of Damocles. As Khrushchev kept reminding people, he was a hot-tempered man who possessed the power to incinerate America.