Memoirs of Nikita Khrushchev: Commissar, 1918-1945

Memoirs of Nikita Khrushchev: Commissar, 1918-1945

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Nikita Khrushchevaa€™s proclamation from the floor of the United Nations that aqwe will bury youaq 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 Khrushchevaa€™s actions wasnaa€™t always clear. Many Americans regarded him as a monster, while in the USSR he was viewed at various times as either hero or traitor. But what was he really like, and what did he really think? Readers of Khrushchevaa€™s memoirs will now be able to answer these questions for themselves (and will discover that what Khrushchev really said at the UN was aqwe will bury colonialismaq). This is the first volume of three in the only complete and fully reliable version of the memoirs available in English. In this volume, Khrushchev recounts how he became politically active as a young worker in Ukraine, how he climbed the ladder of power under Stalin to occupy leading positions in Ukraine and then Moscow, and how as a military commissar he experienced the war against the Nazi invaders. He vividly portrays life in Stalin's inner circle and among the generals who commanded the Soviet armies. Khrushchevaa€™s sincere reflections upon his own thoughts and feelings add to the value of this unique personal and historical document. Included among the Appendixes is Sergei Khrushchevaa€™s account of how the memoirs were created and smuggled abroad during his fatheraa€™s retirement.Then arrests of party secretaries of Moscow district committees began, as well as secretaries of the city committee and province committee. Among ... He was a man who had been tested and proved in the Civil War, but still he was arrested.

Title:Memoirs of Nikita Khrushchev: Commissar, 1918-1945
Author: Nikita Sergeevich Khrushchev, Serge_ Khrushchev
Publisher:Penn State Press - 2004

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