Title: The Day Khrushchev Panicked
Author: George B. Mair
Cover artist: Stan Borack
Yours for: $13
Best things about this cover:
- Unless she is about to devour his man parts with razor-sharp teeth, this might be the widest gap I've seen between text and picture. Unless half-naked, chair-averse redheads were used for calming agents during the Cold War. "Ah, a cigarette and a subservient redhead ... I feel refreshed and ready to battle Communism once again!"
- Text says "As Exciting as 'Fail-Safe'," but the downward-facing red arrow subliminally suggests otherwise.
- Has anyone seen my bejabbers? They were here a minute ago...
- The U.S. eventually won the Cold War, due in no small part to the fact that they had Jabbers Christ on their side.
- I insist that everyone reading this post use "bejabbers" at least once today. Let me know how it goes.
Best things about this back cover:
- Well that's the last time I make my hammer-and-sickle insignia out of pie pastry.
- It's true, you know: you cannot deny the terrifying *possibility* of its truth. This book essentially anticipates 95% of 21st-century journalism.
"Perhaps after all," said Trudie thoughtfully, "we only feel self-conscious because we are amateurs."
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