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Poland (1983)

by James A. MICHENER (Author)

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Title:Poland
Authors:James A. MICHENER (Author)
Info:New York: Random House, (1983, hardcover in dust jacket, 8vo, (xviii) 620 pages, maps on end papers
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Poland by James A. Michener (1983)

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What does it mean having to fight for freedom? It's not so obvious to those who were born in freedom and not even suffered lack of it much less experienced a tyranny.
All young people should read Poland and try to imagine whether they, should they live at that time, would be able to recognize two of the worst tyrannies ever right at their start.
What were those tyrannies? Read Poland and see. Are there any similar tyrannies forming up now? ( )
  parp | Aug 29, 2016 |
Wow. What a book. The history of this land and the people in the path of destruction. It is obvious that Mr Michener loves the land, the people and the culture. Well done! ( )
  GeneHunter | Mar 13, 2016 |
A major disappointment, given all the great writing Michener has done.
Characters were shallow and lifeless ( )
  busterrll | Apr 2, 2015 |
Starting sometime in the 1200's, the novel follows the fortunes of the inhabitants of a small village in Poland (and the aristocrats who own it) through 1981. It touches a lot of Polish history. ( )
  Pferdina | Jun 29, 2014 |
I was hoping for a great deal of historical Poland and I got that with this book. The misfortunes of Poland are many, and JAM put them together pretty well. Very few countries have voted themselves out of existence, but Poland was one. I hope the contemporary USA would pay some attention to this! ( )
  DinadansFriend | Feb 5, 2014 |
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Like the heroic land that is its subject, James Michener's POLAND teems with vivid events and unforgettable characters. In the sweeping span of eight tumultuous centuries, three Polish families live out their destinies and the drama of a nation--in the grand tradition of a great James Michener saga.
"POLAND is a monumental effort, a magnificent guide to a better understanding of the country's tribulations."
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Like the heroic land that is its subject, James Michener's POLAND teems with vivid events and unforgettble characters. In the sweeping span of eight tumultuous centuries, three Polish families live out their destinies and the drama of a nation--in the grand tradition of a great James Michener saga.
"POLAND is a monumental effort, a magnificent guide to a better understanding of the country's tribulations."
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Poland's history from the thirteenth century to modern times overshadows a 1981 dispute between Janko Buk, the leader of a group of militant farmers, and Szymon Bukowski, the communist Minister of Agriculture.

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