Nikita Khrushchev's memoirs published

Nikita Khrushchev's proclamation from the floor of the United Nations that "we will bury you" is one of the most chilling and memorable moments in the history of the Cold War, but from the Cuban Missile Crisis to his criticism of the Soviet ruling structure late in his career, the motivation for Khrushchev's actions wasn't always clear. Many Americans regarded him as a monster, while in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics he was viewed at various times as either hero or traitor. But what was he really like, and what did he really think? Khrushchev's son Sergei edits his father's memoirs in "Memoirs of Nikita Khrushchev." This is the first volume of three in what will be the only complete and fully reliable version of the memoirs available in English. Included among the appendices is Sergei Khrushchev's account of how the memoirs were created and smuggled abroad during his father's retirement. According to William Taubman, author of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Krushchev, "without his memoirs, neither the rise and fall of the Soviet Union nor the history of the Cold War can be fully understood." For more information on this title visit

Last Updated March 19, 2009