My Father Nikita Khrushchev's Downfall

In an intimate and gripping tale of Kremlin intrigue that might give pause to Mikhail Gorbachev, Sergei Nikitovich Khrushchev tells for the first time the full behind-the-scenes story of his father's

On Oct. 15, 1964, the world heard the shocking news: Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev had been removed as leader of the Soviet Union. Weeks earlier his son Sergei, then 29 and an engineer working on a rocket project, had been told by a former kgb guard about the plot, but Nikita initially dismissed the story as nonsense. As the days slipped by and the intrigue grew, the senior Khrushchev realized that his son was right. But it was too late. After more than a decade as one of the globe's two most powerful leaders, Khrushchev became a nonperson overnight. He died in...

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