Special Section: The U.S. Tour: Dreams Denied

TIME presents a second installment of excerpts from Khrushchev Remembers: The Last Testament, to be published in June by Little, Brown & Co. Based on tape recordings made by former Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev during the last years of his life, the book was translated and edited by TIME Correspondent Strobe Talbott and has introductions by Soviet Affairs Expert Edward Crankshaw and TIME Diplomatic Editor Jerrold L. Schecter.

When I was invited by President Eisenhower to visit the United States in 1959, our embassy in Washington informed us that a certain number of days in our schedule had been set aside for...

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