Upiór. Historia naturalna [Upiór. A Natural History]

Łukasz Kozak attempts to unearth the actual beliefs and lived experiences of people excluded from traditional historiography from the baggage of literary fiction, religious persecution, and academic prejudice, showing that fictional monsters were real people.   Polish folklore, especially its more esoteric and mystical parts, has been experiencing a massive revival of interest in recent…


Sojusz Piłsudski – Petlura. Dokumenty i materiały [Alliance of Pilsudski – Petlura. Documents and Archive Materials]

Many new studies on the political circumstances of the Polish-Bolshevik war have been published on the anniversary of that conflict. Usually, a hundred years will suffice to find and declassify most of the source documents that deserve publication (well, unless we’re dealing with Russian archives). And yet, Sojusz Piłsudski – Petlura. Dokumenty i materiały (Alliance…


On Wings of War: My Life as a Pilot Adventurer

In Poland, the contribution to the victory in the coalition against Hitler, including the participation of Polish airmen in the Battle of Britain, is widely recognized as a reason for pride. The reminiscences of the fighter ace of the 303 Squadron are worthy of interest, especially since they read like an adventure novel. by Michał…


Antykomunistycznego podziemia portret zbiorowy 1945-1956 [Portrait of an anti-communist resistance in post-war Poland]

Anti-communist resistance in post-war Poland remains a widely debated subject of contemporary Polish historiography and politics of memory. Despite the growing number of publications dedicated to the anti-communist partisans and the lip-service paid to their commemoration, we still know very little about the subjective experience of their struggle. The new book by Mariusz Mazur aims…


Ludowa historia Polski [A People's History of Poland]

Adam Leszczyński’s book has not been in any way distinguished so far – it was published only three months ago. One can be sure, however, that Ludowa historia Polski (A People’s History of Poland) is destined to be among the historical works most often reviewed and recommended – or criticized, in recent years. It certainly…


Sendlerowa. W ukryciu ("Sendler, In Hiding")

Irena Sendler had to wait a long time for her biography to be written. Anna Bikont finally undertook this task, not only presenting the history of the colorful life and activities of Sendler, but also dealing with the many stories of the Jews who were rescued and survived the Holocaust, and showing the position of…


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