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History of Poland

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  • Polish Encounters, Russian Identityby David L. Ransel; Bozena Shallcross

    Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 18.35

    At a time when Poland is emphasizing its distance from Russia, Polish Encounters, Russian Identity points to the historical ties and mutual influences of these two great Slavic peoples. Whether Poland adopted a hostile or a friendly stance toward Russia, the intense responses of Russian thinkers, writers,... more...

  • Katyn and the Soviet Massacre of 1940by George Sanford

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    The Soviet massacre of Polish prisoners of war at Katyn and in other camps in 1940 was one of the most notorious incidents of the Second World War. The truth about the massacres was long suppressed, both by the Soviet Union, and also by the United States and Britain who wished to hold together their wartime alliance with the Soviet Union. This... 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...

  • Warsawby David Crowley

    Reaktion Books 2004; US$ 27.00

    Warsaw has an unenviable reputation in the minds of many: often invoked as the epitome of the brutal environment produced by Soviet aesthetics and planning, its name conjures up a grey, faceless world of tower blocks and Orwellian governmental buildings; its image ? perhaps more so than that of any other city in the former Soviet block ? inextricably... more...

  • Polish-German Borderlands, The: An Annotated Bibliographyby Barbara Paul

    ABC-CLIO 1994; US$ 122.00

    Annotated guide to English language materials dealing with all aspects of the history of the borderlands since the 1700s with special attention to recent issues. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Poland, 966-1945by Halina Lerski

    ABC-CLIO 1996; US$ 242.00

    The first authoritative, comprehensive historical dictionary of Poland in English, this volume includes over 2,000 entries on people, events, places, and terms important to Poland's history from 966 to 1945. Entries include English and Polish language bibliographic sources. The student of Polish history seeking specific information on a person or... more...

  • The Other Prussiaby Karin Friedrich

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 44.00

    A study of national identity in Royal Prussia - the 'other Prussia', part of the Polish state from 1454 to 1793. more...

  • Forgotten Landby Max Egremont

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 17.99

    Until the end of World War II, East Prussia was the German empire's farthest eastern redoubt, a thriving and beautiful land on the southeastern coast of the Baltic Sea. Now it lives only in history and in myth. Since 1945, the territory has been divided between Poland and Russia, stretching from the border between Russia and Lithuania in the east... 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...

  • Uprootedby Gregor Thum

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 37.50

    With the stroke of a pen at the Potsdam Conference following the Allied victory in 1945, Breslau, the largest German city east of Berlin, became the Polish city of Wroclaw. Its more than six hundred thousand inhabitants--almost all of them ethnic Germans--were expelled and replaced by Polish settlers from all parts of prewar Poland. Uprooted examines... more...