Name: Dmitry Trofimovich Shepilov (pronounced Sheh-peel-off).
Born: In the Krasnodar region northeast of Black Sea, Nov. 4, 1905.
Youth & Education: Unknown.
Party Beginnings: Published "Alcoholism and Crime" (1930), a tract on the evils of vodka; "Social and Individual Elements in the Kolkhoses" (1939), an idealization of collective farm life.
World War II: Political instructor in Ukraine, where he worked closely with Khrushchev. Was promoted to major general within three years.
After War: Joined Central Committee's Department of Propaganda and Agitation, lectured on agriculture, published "The Great Soviet People" (1947), an attack on the Marshall Plan...