Publications

"Polish anti-communism in the 20th Century"

The book ‘Polish anti-communism in the 20th Century’ illustrates the attitudes of Poles towards the activities of communists and towards communist ideology itself in the 20th century. In the twenty works prepared by first-rate specialists, the reader will have the opportunity to learn about various variants of Polish anti-communism. One can trace how it developed...

The Chernobyl Effect: Antinuclear Protests and the Molding of Polish Democracy, 1986–1990 (Protest, Culture & Society Book 32)

The 1986 Chernobyl catastrophe was not only a human and ecological disaster, but also a political-ideological one, severely discrediting Soviet governance and galvanizing dissidents in the Eastern Bloc. In the case of Poland, what began as isolated protests against the Soviet nuclear site grew to encompass domestic nuclear projects in general, and in the process...

The Girl Who Escaped from Auschwitz

Millions of people walked through Auschwitz’s gates, but she was the first woman who escaped. This powerful novel tells the inspiring true story of Mala Zimetbaum, whose heroism will never be forgotten, and whose fate altered the course of history… Nobody leaves Auschwitz alive. Mala, inmate 19880, understood that the moment she stepped off the...

Jozef Pilsudski: Founding Father of Modern Poland Hardcover

The story of the enigmatic Jozef Pilsudski, the founding father of modern Poland: a brilliant military leader and high-minded statesman who betrayed his own democratic vision by seizing power in a military coup. In the story of modern Poland, no one stands taller than Jozef Pilsudski. From the age of sixteen he devoted his life...

A Traveller's History of Poland

Poland is a major European country with nearly 40 million inhabitants and a land area comparable to Spain. It has played a major role in European history but its subjugation by foreign powers in the nineteenth century and during the Cold War eclipsed Poland in the minds of many in Western Europe and the United...

First Polish Armoured Division 1938-47: A History

The First Polish Armoured Division was formed in Scotland in February 1942 from Polish exiles who had escaped first Poland and then France. Its commander, Stanislaw Maczek, and many of its men had previously served in Polish 10th Motorized Cavalry Brigade (10 BKS), which had taken part in the Polish invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1938...

The Katyn Massacre 1940: History of a Crime

In the spring of 1940, Stalin‘s NKVD executed 22,000 Polish officers, ensigns and state officials near the Russian village of Katyn and other places. When Wehrmacht soldiers discovered some of the graves three years later, the Soviets succeeded in convincing US President Roosevelt of the German perpetration. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill had no clear...

Fat Boy and the Champagne Salesman: Göring, Ribbentrop, and the Nazi Invasion of Poland

Fat Boy and the Champagne Salesman offers a compelling behind-the-scenes exploration of the road to World War II and the invasion of Poland by the Hitler’s Third Reich. Focusing on the personal power plays within Hitler’s inner circle, author Rush Loving details the struggle for Hitler’s approval, long before the battle for Poland had begun....

The Polish Navy 1918–45: From the Polish-Soviet War to World War II

Packed with illustrations, this is a study of the Polish warships such as the Grom-class destroyers that were developed and built in the interwar years. Newly independent Poland’s naval force was created in 1920, initially with six ex-German torpedo boats. However, after German-Soviet exercises off the Polish coast in 1924, funding for warships was hastily...
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