I remember very little, and that little might be wrong , but here's what I remember :
In the US some man has mind power (or maybe invents something for that purpose) using which he can control another man's will. Then he builds thought amplifiers and starts to control a village, then continues expanding. At the same time somewhere in the USSR another guy invents the same technology (or maybe has the same ability), so this good guy comes to the US and helps beating the bad one.
Can anyone remember the name of that book?