World: The Story Behind the Story

Few modern publishing events have aroused more intense speculation than the appearance of Former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev's reminiscences in LIFE, excerpted from a forthcoming book to be published by Little, Brown entitled Khrushchev Remembers. The story behind the story—how the book reached the West—has been the subject of hundreds of newspaper articles. Khrushchev himself denounced the reminiscences, though in curiously muffled style. LIFE's confidence in their authenticity was backed up last week in two stories by the Moscow correspondents of the New York Times and the Washington Post. The Post story...

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