THE DAY KHRUSHCHEV PANICKED by George B. Mair

THE DAY KHRUSHCHEV PANICKED

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A fictional gambit is designed to gull the innocent reader into believing that it not only can- but did-happen here, and it is based on actual people, places and incidents all over the world, and footnoted with references. George Mair, traveler-lecturer-writer (as he is) goes to Russia in 1958, and at a party- just for effect- drops a loaded remark about anti-matter. From then on he is followed by a beautiful girl and a Bulgarian who try to seduce, interrogate and intimidate him. He escapes to Turkey, and eventually this travelogue connects with his own espionage investigation about the secret weapon and the leverage of power politics which finally subdues Khrushchev.... For Mair too this ""true and false"" can be a dangerous game- it is not always fictionally successful but it is an arresting device.

Pub Date: Feb. 20th, 1961
Publisher: Random House