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1945-1989. People’s Republic

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  • Polens eigensinniger Heldby Reinhold Vetter

    BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2010; US$ 34.56

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  • Historical Dictionary of Poland 1945-1996by Piotr Wrbel

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 185.00

    Located between the former Soviet Union and eastern Germany, Poland has the potential to become a political and economic bridge between the East and West. It is crucial to European security and stabilization; yet the list of reference books on recent Polish history is very short. This book fills that gap, providing information on Polish political,... more...

  • Solidarity and Contentionby Maryjane Osa

    University of Minnesota Press 2003; US$ 70.50

    Solidarity and Contention deftly reconstructs the networks of protest in Communist Poland to show how waves of dissent during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s left an organizational residue that both instructed and enabled Solidarity and, ultimately, the Polish revolution. Using newly available documentary sources, Maryjane Osa shows how political challengers... more...

  • A Warsaw Diary. 1978-1981by Kazimierz Brandys

    Random House 2013; US$ 13.49

    Over the past few years innumerable books have been written about contemporary Poland; yet even the best of them have been essentially journalistic works, written by sympathetic outsiders and doomed to be quickly overtaken by events. A Warsaw Diary is a very different kind of book: subtle, profound, a work of outstanding ? and permanent ? literary... more...

  • Between the Brown and the Redby Mikolaj Stanislaw Kunicki

    Ohio University Press 2012; US$ 35.99

    Between the Brown and the Red captures the multifaceted nature of church-state relations in communist Poland, relations that oscillated between mutual confrontation, accommodation, and dialogue. Ironically, under communism the bond between religion and nation in Poland grew stronger. This happened in spite of the fact that the government deployed... more...

  • Rome?s Most Faithful Daughterby Neal Pease

    Ohio University Press 2009; US$ 21.99

    When an independent Poland reappeared on the map of Europe after World War I, it was widely regarded as the most Catholic country on the continent, as ?Rome?s Most Faithful Daughter.? All the same, the relations of the Second Polish Republic with the Church?both its representatives inside the country and the Holy See itself?proved far more difficult... more...

  • Wojtek the Bear [paperback]by Aileen Orr

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 10.14

    This is the inspiring true story of one of the Second World War?s most unusual combatants a 500-pound cigarette-smoking, beer-drinking brown bear. Originally adopted as a mascot by the Polish Army in Iran, Wojtek soon took on a more practical role, carrying heavy mortar rounds for the troops and going on to play his part as a fully enlisted soldier?... more...

  • Poland under Communismby A. Kemp-Welch

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 35.00

    A history of Poland from the Second World War until the fall of Communism, first published in 2008. more...

  • The United States, Western Europe and the Polish Crisisby Dr Helene Sjursen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 142.00

    This book examines the response of the Western Alliance to the Polish Crisis (1980-83). The author analyses the different views of Europe and the United States regarding enforcement in East-West relations and the opposition in Western Europe to the American approach. This case exemplifies the lasting differences in attitude within the Western Alliance. more...

  • Church and State in Communist Polandby Marian S. Mazgaj

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 55.00

    This text explores the nature of Polish Catholicism in the first half of the twentieth century and the changes it underwent under the policies of Soviet Communism. Of particular note are the laws and policies that were employed by the state in order to destroy religion in general, and Catholicism in particular. The text also explores the way that the... more...

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