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  • Poland in the Twentieth Centuryby Peter D. Stachura

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 128.00

    Comprising mostly original essays, this book offers challenging reassessments of some of the most important and controversial themes in Polish history from 1900 until the present. In analysing Poland's triumphs and tribulations with an informed and searching eye, the author achieves a high level of intellectual coherence and nuanced historical perspectives.... more...

  • Polenby Brigitte Jäger-Dabek

    Ch. Links Verlag 2012; US$ 9.53

    Hauptbeschreibung Das Verhältnis zwischen Polen und Deutschen müsste eigentlich eng und herzlich sein - aus Berlin kommend überquert der Besucher nach nur einer Autostunde die Oder. Doch beiderseits der ehemaligen Friedensgrenze halten sich hartnäckig Klischees über die Nachbarn, an denen auch der EU-Beitritt Polens im Jahr 2004 kaum etwas geändert... more...

  • 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...

  • Polish Hero Roman Rodziewiczby Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 74.99

    In Polish Hero Roman Rodziewicz , Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm presents the fascinating and tragic real-life story of a Polish soldier and partisan hero, Roman Rodziewicz. Rodziewicz?s life takes the reader from Manchuria to Poland, enlistment in the Polish army, service with the famous partisan leader Major Hubal, capture and torture by the Germans,... more...

  • The Polish-Lithuanian Monarchy in European Context, C.1500-1795by Dr Richard Butterwick

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 165.00

    The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth is often considered an 'aberration' where monarchy was reduced by the nobility to impotence, and which was consequently partitioned. However, historians' reappraisal of monarchy in early modern Europe calls for a reconsideration of the extent of Polish-Lithuanian 'divergence'. The essays of this collection assess... 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...

  • 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$ 15.98

    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...

  • When Nationalism Began to Hateby Brian Porter

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 54.99

    In When Nationalism Began to Hate, Brian Porter offers a challenging new explanation for the emergence of xenophobic, authoritarian nationalism in Europe. He begins by examining the common assumption that nationalist movements by nature draw lines of inclusion and exclusion around social groups, establishing authority and hierarchy among "one's own"... 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...