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K BLOWS TOP A Cold War Comic Interlude, Starring Nikita Khrushchev, America’s Most Unlikely Tourist

by | Read by Malcolm Hillgartner

History • 10.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2009

Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev visited the U.S. in 1959, following a visit to Russia by then-Vice President Richard Nixon. K, as the headlines called him at the time, personified the evil threat of Communism to Americans. His visit provoked thousands of newspaper articles on the trip, and they form the basis of this entertaining and informative story about "inviting the enemy into our camp." Both the humorous and explosive sides of the Russian leader's personality give narrator Malcolm Hillgartner ample material for his clever impersonation and faux accent. A studied parody of Nixon's unmistakable muttering chimes in here and there as well. Hillgartner's appropriate humor and announcer's voice act like a tour guide to American life and politics during the Cold War of the 1950s. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2009]



Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2009

CD ISBN 9781-4332-7968-3 $24.95 • Nine CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2009

CS ISBN 9781433279652 $54.95 • Eight cassettes

CD ISBN 9781433279669 $69.99 • Nine CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781433279690 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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