ContentsAcknowledgmentsAbbreviations and AcronymsThe MemoirsFrom Victory Day to the Twentieth Party CongressThe First Postwar YearsIn Moscow AgainSome Comments on Certain IndividualsOne of Stalin's Shortcomings-Anti-SemitismBeria and OthersStalin's Family, and His Daughter SvetlanaStalin's Last YearsThe Korean WarDoctors' PlotThe Nineteenth Party CongressAfter the Nineteenth Party CongressEconomic Problems of Socialism in the USSRStalin About HimselfThe Death of StalinMy Reflections on StalinOnce Again on BeriaAfter Stalin's DeathFrom the Nineteenth Party Congress to the TwentiethAfter the Twentieth Party CongressA Few Words About Government Power, Zhukov, and OthersHow to Make Life BetterBuild More-and with High QualityMy Work in AgricultureThe Virgin LandsWe Have Not Achieved the Abundance We DesireAgriculture and ScienceAcademician Vilyams and His Grass-Field Crop-Rotation SystemThe Agricultural Field as a ChessboardA Few Words About the Machine and Tractor Stations-and About SpecializationWe Suffer from the Imperfection of Our Organizational SystemCorn-A Crop I Gave Much Attention toThe Shelves in Our Stores Are EmptyThe Postwar Defense of the USSR1. Structuring the Soviet Armed ForcesStalin's LegacyThe Soviet NavyAirplanes and MissilesAntimissile DefensesTanks and CannonThe Problem of Transport: Wheels or Tank Treads?2. Scientists and Defense TechnologyAndrei Sakharov and Nuclear WeaponsCooperation on Outer SpaceKurchatov, Keldysh, Sakharov, Tupolev, Lavrentyev, Kapitsa, and Others3. Issues of Peace and WarReducing the Size of the Soviet ArmyOn Peace and WarNuclear War and Conventional WarArms Race or Peaceful Coexistence?Government SpendingRelations with the IntelligentsiaI Am Not a JudgeAppendixesThe Last RomanticAnatoly Strelyany Memorandum of N. S. Khrushchev on Military ReformMemorandum of KGB Chairman Yuri Andropov to the CPSU Central Committee: "On Limiting the Receipt of Foreign Correspondence by N. S. Khrushchev"Announcement of the Death of N. S. KhrushchevThe SendoffGeorgy FyodorovSanitation Day (Notes of a Contemporary on the Funeral of N. S. Khrushchev) Anatoly ZlobinMama's Notebooks, 1971-1984Nina Petrovna KhrushchevaBiographiesIndex
Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev (1894-1971) was First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1953 to 1964 and Chairman of the USSR Council of Ministers from 1958 to 1964.Sergei Khrushchev is Senior Fellow at the Thomas J. Watson Jr. Institute for International Studies at Brown University. He is the author of Nikita Khrushchev and the Creation of a Superpower (Penn State, 2000).
"Nikita Khrushchev was one of the most important political leaders of the twentieth century. Without his memoirs, neither the rise and fall of the Soviet Union nor the history of the Cold War can be fully understood. By dictating his memoirs and publishing them in the West, Khrushchev transformed himself from the USSR's leader to one of its first dissidents. His remarkably candid recollections were a harbinger of glasnost to come. . Like virtually all memoirs, his have a personal and political agenda, but even what might be called Khrushchev's 'myth of himself' is vital for understanding how this colorful figure could place his contradictory stamp on his country and the world. The fact that the full text of Khrushchev's memoirs will now be available in English is cause for rejoicing."
-William Taubman, Amherst College, author of Khrushchev: The Man and His Era
-Strobe Talbott, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State
-Mark Kramer, Journal of Modern History
-Sheldon Kirshner, Canadian Jewish News
-Paul Wanke, Military History
-Kees Boterbloem, Canadian Journal of History
-Maxim Matusevich, American Communist History