Ascherson traces political and social events in Poland through the restoration of independence in 1918, the horrors of Nazi and Soviet occupation, the heroic Warsaw uprising and the creation of the Communist state, to their culmination in the rise of Solidarity in 1980 and Jaruselski's coup in 1981....
|Title||:||The Struggles for Poland|
|Number of Pages||:||302 Pages|
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The Struggles for Poland Reviews
I was impressed with the portion of this book that I needed for the novel I'm working on. Ascherson writes in a relaxed style that isn't so formal as to take the life out of his subject. I was surprised to learn how the Poles had fought back against the Nazis and the Soviets to keep their country independent. Long after WWII was finished, the Poles were still fiercely independent, despite the puppet government's efforts to subjugate the masses. The Poles indomitable spirit won out as the earned their freedom when the Soviet Union crashed in 1990. I grew up in the area near Buffalo, NY. There were many Polish families in my little town and more in the area around us. My best friend was Polish and I spent a lot of time with his family. I would recommend this book to anybody who is interested in history. It is a great overview of the entire span of Polish history...even as the country disappeared and reappeared several times during the modern ages.