New York: Crosscurrents Press, 1960. Presumed First Edition. Octavo, 286 pages. Very Good, with some foxing along the page edges and end papers. The dust jacket is a bit faded and soiled. Item #120
An oddly fascinating account of the Soviet leader's visit to New York in autumn 1960. Particularly interesting are the news conferences and interviews in which he spars with journalists. It's hard to imagine any other Soviet leader -- not even Mikhail Gorbachev -- doing such unscripted interviews. Moreover, Khrushchev obviously enjoyed the give-and-take, making jokes, needling his interviewers, and being charming one moment and belligerent the next.