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Memoirs of Nikita Khrushchev Volume 2

Reformer, 1945-1964
Edited by Nikita Sergeevich Khrushchev
Pennsylvania State Univ Pr

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Pub Date: 2006
Format: Hardback with bw illus.
Pages: 896 pp.
Size: 6.50 x 9.50 inches

ISBN: 9780271028613
TB Code: 1904315
Availability: 178 in stock

This is the second volume of three in the only complete and fully reliable version of the memoirs available in English. In the first volume, published in 2004, Khrushchev takes his story up to the close of World War II. In the first section of this second volume, he covers the period from 1945 to 1956, from the famine and devastation of the immediate aftermath of the war to Stalin’s death, the subsequent power struggle, and the Twentieth Party Congress. The remaining sections are devoted to Khrushchev’s recollections and thoughts about various domestic and international problems. In the second and third sections, he recalls the virgin lands and other agricultural campaigns and his dealings with nuclear scientists and weapons designers. He also considers other sectors of the economy, specifically construction and the provision of consumer goods, administrative reform, and questions of war, peace, and disarmament. In the last section, he discusses the relations between the party leadership and the intelligentsia.