About the Victor of the Cold War and the Emperor’s New Clothes is written by author Avrora Kepler.
Avrora was born in Eastern Europe and was in her teens at the time when the Warsaw Pact and the Soviet Union disintegrated and has retained vivid memories of life there in the nineties and late eighties. She then went on to pursue a BA on scholarship in the USA and an MSc in the UK, before entering the world of investment banking in the early years of the first decade of the twenty-first century and experiencing it during its apogee of opulence, proliferation and subsequent years of deterioration. She is a qualified management accountant and speaks several languages, albeit at various levels of fluency and, for the love of mind-broadening and exploration of different perspectives, has travelled to more than 65 countries.
The Untold Story of the Cold War
Raya is a naïve but spirited girl growing up in Warsaw Pact Eastern Europe. As a young adult in the nineties, she buys a one-way ticket to the United States, eager to pursue opportunities away from Eastern Europe’s disintegrating society. What Raya discovers, however, is that the black and white polarity in Cold War Europe was just an illusion, and that one hemisphere is by no means better than the one she left behind.
Inspired by true events, About the Victor of the Cold War and the Emperor’s New Clothes is a fresh and bold exposition of one of the most defining periods of the twentieth century with a unique perspective on capitalism as the perfect economic solution to modern civilization’s prosperity. The book is also one girl’s quest for the truth amidst the noise of mass media and political doctrines, as she experiences life on both sides of the Iron Curtain, from one extreme ideology to another, in search for the answer to a utopian society.
We really didn’t know what to expect from this book when we said yes to the Literally PR team to being part of the blog tour for About the Victor of the Cold War and the Emperor’s New Clothes. But we are so glad we did say yes!
About the Victor of the Cold War and the Emperor’s New Clothes is a fascinating read, it’s insightful, interesting and mixes modern history that isn’t talked about all that much with fiction really well.
Avrora is honest with her storytelling, at times pretty brutal but the writing style complements and works well with the story she is telling. As a character, Raya really challenges the reader’s perception about their knowledge of the cold war and makes them think.
If you love fiction that is based on historical events and makes you think and question things you thought you knew then this is a book you have to read!
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