Book—The Year I Was Peter the Great: 1956—Khruschev, Stalin's Ghost, and a Young American in Russia
Jan 10, 2018
Marvin Kalb
Book—The Year I Was Peter the Great: 1956—Khruschev, Stalin's Ghost, and a Young American in Russia

Marvin Kalb is a nonresident senior fellow with the Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institution and senior advisor at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. He focuses on the impact of media on public policy and politics. He is also an expert on national security, with a focus on US relations with Russia, Europe and the Middle East. His most recent book The Year I Was Peter the Great: 1956—Khruschev, Stalin's Ghost, and a Young American in Russia follows in a long line of thought-provoking works. His previous books include Imperial Gamble: Putin, Ukraine and the New Cold War and The Road to War: Presidential Commitments Honored and Betrayed in which he considers how presidential commitments can lead to the use of American military force, as well as Haunting Legacy: Vietnam and the American Presidency from Ford to Obama, co-written with Deborah Kalb, to examine the Vietnam War’s extraordinary impact on presidential decision making over the past four decades. Mr. Kalb’s distinguished journalism career spans more than 30 years and includes award-winning reporting for both CBS and NBC News as chief diplomatic correspondent, Moscow bureau chief and anchor of NBC’s "Meet the Press." He went on to become founding director of Harvard University’s Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy. Mr. Kalb is the Murrow Professor Emeritus at Harvard and hosts "The Kalb Report" at the National Press Club.