About the Book
Born in Latvia, Grace lived in seven countries and spoke five languages before the age of twelve. As a child, she witnessed Hitler’s march into Prague, attended a Soviet school during World War II, and sailed the seas with her father. In a multi-faceted career, she worked as a professional photographer, television producer, and book editor and critic. Eventually, like her father, she became a Russian specialist, but of a very different kind. She accompanied Ted Kennedy and his family to Russia, escorted Joan Baez to Moscow to meet with dissident Andrei Sakharov, and harbored Josef Stalin’s daughter on the family farm in East Berlin, Pennsylvania after Svetlana defected to the United States. While running her own consulting company in Russia, she witnessed the breakup of the Soviet Union, and later became director of a women’s economic empowerment project in a newly independent Ukraine. Additionally, Warnecke was associate producer of the prize-winning PBS documentary The First Fifty Years: Reflections on U.S.-Soviet Relations.
Daughter of the Cold War is a tale of these adventures and much more. This compelling and evocative memoir allows readers to follow Grace’s path through life – a whirlwind journey of survival, risk, and self-discovery through a kaleidoscope of many countries, historic events, and fascinating people.
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 04/10/2018
Hardcover: 304 pages
What people are saying about Daughter of the Cold War
Daughter of the Cold War is an informatively compelling tale of all these adventures and so much more. A compelling and evocative memoir that allows readers to follow Grace’s amazing path through life, Daughter of the Cold War is a whirlwind journey of survival, risk, and self-discovery through a kaleidoscope of many countries, historic events, and fascinating people.
― Helen Dumont, Reviewer
Critique: An inherently fascinating and engaging read from beginning to end…