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History of Poland

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  • Polish Hero Roman Rodziewiczby Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 40.50

    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 Great Powers and Polandby Jan Karski

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 63.50

    This definitive study provides a comprehensive diplomatic history of Poland during the most seminal period in its existence, when its destiny lay in the hands of France, Great Britain, and the United States. Although sovereign in principle, Poland was little more than an object of the Great Powers’ politics and rapidly changing relationships from... more...

  • Between the Brown and the Redby Mikolaj Stanislaw Kunicki

    Ohio University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    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. 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.” more...

  • Nowa Hutaby Kinga Pozniak

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2014; US$ 27.95 US$ 23.76

    In 1949 construction of the planned town of Nowa Huta began on the outskirts of Kraków, Poland. Its centerpiece, the Lenin Steelworks, promised a secure future for workers and their families. By the 1980s, however, the rise of the Solidarity movement and the ensuing shock therapy program of the early 1990s rapidly transitioned the country from socialism... more...

  • Commemorations and the Shaping of Modern Polandby Patrice M. Dabrowski

    Indiana University Press 2004; US$ 36.00

    "This book represents the most sophisticated historiographical approach to understanding nation-building. Patrice Dabrowski demonstrates tremendous erudition... making brilliant use of contemporary newspapers and journals, as well as archival material." -- Larry Wolff, Boston College, author of Inventing ... 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 informative book... more...

  • The Crosses of Auschwitzby Geneviève Zubrzycki

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00 US$ 25.50

    In the summer and fall of 1998, ultranationalist Polish Catholics erected hundreds of crosses outside Auschwitz, setting off a fierce debate that pitted Catholics and Jews against one another. While this controversy had ramifications that extended well beyond Poland’s borders, Geneviève Zubrzycki sees it as a particularly crucial moment in the development... more...

  • Eastern Destiny: Russia in Asia and the North Pacificby G. Patrick March

    ABC-CLIO 1996; US$ 45.95

    Eastern Destiny: Russia in Asia and the North Pacific is the history of a remarkable eastern expansion under tsars, emperors, and commissars. The narrative spans the period from the Mongol conquest in the 13th century to the Cold War of the 20th. An intense anxiety for security, owed in large part to the Mongol incursion, would impel the eastern... more...

  • The Idea of Galiciaby Larry Wolff

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 27.95

    The Idea of Galicia analyzes the intellectual and cultural history of a place as an idea: how Galicia, invented in the late eighteenth century as a geopolitical artifice, gradually acquired complex meaning over the course of its historical existence (and even beyond) for the peoples— Poles, Ukrainians, and Jews— who lived there and for the political... more...