'Back Channel' re-imagines Cuban Missile Crisis
His new novel, Back Channel, re-imagines those harrowing days in October 1962 when Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev sought to install nuclear missiles in Cuba and President John F. Kennedy tried to stop him without sparking a nuclear World War III.
Historical clean-up on Aisle 2: Did Nikita Khrushchev really visit a DC-area ...
Andy White of College Park, Md., wrote: “My recollection is that Khrushchev visited the White Oak Shopping Center in 1959. . . . There was absolutely no publicity prior to the visit, but there was talk of a big motorcade that came up New Hampshire Avenue.
Why I love my Leica
Many of the images that became, in one way or another, iconic of the time were shot on Leicas: Richard Nixon jabbing his finger angrily at Nikita Khrushchev; Alberto Korda's photograph of Che Guevara; Robert Capa's photographs of the D-Day landings; ...
Havana retro-Soviet restaurant a nod to nostalgia
Created under Nikita Khrushchev to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the reunification of Russia and Ukraine, it shows two runners representing the then-Soviet republics simultaneously breaking the tape at a finish line. "To the indestructible ...