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Author WARNECKE, GRACE KENNAN.

Title Daughter of the Cold War / Grace Kennan Warneke.

Imprint [Place of publication not identified] : UNIV OF PITTSBURGH Press, 2018.

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Contents 1. A nomad from the start -- 2. The Second World War in Europe -- 3. An American education -- 4. Fits and starts -- 5. California, here we come -- 6. Marriage : a second act -- 7. New waters -- 8. The Soviet Union and another breakup -- 9. Ukraine -- 10. Circling back.
Summary Grace Kennan Warnecke's memoir is about a life lived on the edge of history. Daughter of one of the most influential diplomats of the twentieth century, wife of the scion of a newspaper dynasty and mother of the youngest owner of a major league baseball team, Grace eventually found her way out from under the shadows of others to forge a dynamic career of her own. Born in Latvia, Grace lived in seven countries and spoke five languages before the age of eleven. 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 hosted Josef Stalin's daughter on the family farm 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. Daughter of the Cold War is a tale of all these adventures and so much more. This compelling and evocative memoir allows readers to follow Grace's amazing path through life -- a whirlwind journey of survival, risk, and self-discovery through a kaleidoscope of many countries, historic events, and fascinating people.
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Subject Warnecke, Grace Kennan.
Cold War (1945-1989)
Non-governmental organizations -- United States -- Employees -- Biography.
Book editors -- United States -- Biography.
Women television producers and directors -- United States -- Biography.
Women photographers -- United States -- Biography.
Cold War -- Biography.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Biographies.
Other Form: Print version: 0822945207 9780822945208 (OCoLC)1007925827
ISBN 9780822983347 (electronic bk.)
0822983346 (electronic bk.)
0822945207
9780822945208