KHRUSHCHEV REMEMBERS with and introduction, Commentary and notes by Edward Crankshaw Translated and Edited by Strobe Talbott

(Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1970).

FIRST EDITION, AND A FIRST IN AMERICAN PUBLISHING, as it was the first time that the West was recipient of the intimate political reminiscences of a Soviet Leader.
"First things first. This is Nikita S. Khrushchev speaking—speaking in voice that often is his familiar earthy self, flailing at Stalin (and paying off old party scores), again justifying his brashest, most dangerous maneuvers, preening himself over Eisenhower, Dulles, 'that son of a bitch Nixon,' Mao (“not a madman”) and Malenkov, warm but a mite condescending on J.F.K. and R.F.K., tendentiously revising history to burnish his image and, finally, like a great Russian patriarch, calling upon his country men to create a new and better society, a freer more pleasant community of men under, of course, what he calls the banner of Marxism Leninism." - January 1971 New York Times Review. Item #31363

First Edition. With many illustrations throughout from black and white photographs. Tall, thick 8vo, publisher's original black cloth-covered boards, the spine lettered in red and yellow, and in the original black dustjacket echoing the red and yellow motif. xxviii, 639 pp. A very good copy with a little rubbing to the bottom edge and a touch of dampstain to the lower corner of the fore-edge. The jacket is fresh with a little edge wear and few small chips or closed tears, the lettering on the spine faded neatly to white as is typical.

Price: $45.00