Event

Marvin Kalb Discusses His New Memoir at Politics and Prose

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Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 1:00PM
Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
United States

Join legendary journalist Marvin Kalb on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Politics and Prose in Washington, DC, for a discussion on his newly published memoir, "The Year I was Peter the Great: 1956 Khrushchev, Stalin's ghost, and a young American in Russia." 

In 1956, Kalb first travelled to Russia as a diplomatic attaché, during a time of the anti-communist uprising, and followed by Nikita Khrushchev's denunciation of Stalin. In this memoir, Kalb speaks about everything from intrigue to ice-cream diplomacy, documenting the unpredictable nature of the Soviet Union under Khrushchev.

Kalb is currently a senior adviser to the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and a senior nonresident fellow at Brookings Institute.