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Mon, May 22


Lifetime Learning Center

Nixon, Khrushchev And Safire In My Kitchen

A short and true memoir about capitalism, communism, and construction

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Time & Location

May 22, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Lifetime Learning Center, 3841 NE 123rd St, Seattle, WA 98125, USA

About the Event

Join us to hear Ernie Hurwitz read excerpts from his fascinating memoir about his personal experiences in Russia in 1959.  This will be a slightly different version of the presentation he gave at LLC in the winter.

Ernie was a 27-year-old project manager responsible for constructing the model home kitchen that was the setting for “The Kitchen Debate” between President Nixon and Premier Khrushchev, a symbolic moment in the Cold War.  Ernie built the house and witnessed the debate.  His memoir shares some of his experiences as an American working in Russia…with missiles pointing in each direction!

Ernie will have copies of his book on-site, available to purchase with cash only. The profits from any book sold at this event will be contributed to LLC.

All Let's Talk presentations will take place in the Youth Room at the Lifetime Learning Center. We require that anyone entering the building is fully vaccinated. Masks are strongly encouraged in crowded settings.

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