In this sweeping novel, James A. Michener chronicles eight tumultuous centuries as three Polish families live out their destinies. The Counts Lubonski, the petty nobles Bukowksi, and the peasants Buk are at some times fiercely united, at others tragically divided. With an inspiring tradition of resistance to brutal invaders, from the barbarians to ...
In this sweeping novel, James A. Michener chronicles eight tumultuous centuries as three Polish families live out their destinies. The Counts Lubonski, the petty nobles Bukowksi, and the peasants Buk are at some times fiercely united, at others tragically divided. With an inspiring tradition of resistance to brutal invaders, from the barbarians to the Nazis, and a heritage of pride that burns through eras of romantic passion and courageous solidarity, their common story reaches a breathtaking culmination in the historic showdown between the ruthless Communists and rebellious farmers of the modern age. Like the heroic land that is its subject, "Poland "teems with vivid events, unforgettable characters, and the unfolding drama of an entire nation. Praise for "Poland" "" Engrossing . . . a page-turner in the grand Michener tradition. "The Washington Post" "" A Michener epic is far more than a bedtime reader, it s an experience. "Poland "is a monumental effort, a magnificent guide to a better understanding of the country s tribulations. "Chicago Tribune" "" Stunning . . . an unmatched overview of Polish history . . . The families themselves come very much alive, and through them, Poland itself. "USA Today" "" A titanic documentary novel. "The Wall Street Journal""
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GREAT BOOK. WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT TO READ. GRIPPING STORY ON THE BIRTH OF POLAND AND ITS PEOPLE.
Mar 29, 2012
The dark history of Poland from Ghengis Kahn through the dismal Communist era is told through fictional stories. The freedom- loving Polish people have found scant freedom throughout history and are pitied, respected and loved by the reader. Michener makes the history go down easily, as usual!
Even if you are not so interested in Poland, this sweeping story, involving all of Europe, may interest you.
Apr 28, 2011
I've just finished reading "The Covenant" and "The Source"; however, "Poland" is my favorite, as it has tied up so many loose ends for me. Part of the book fits with our current terrorist problem, but the big question that this book left unanswered: The Nazis were attempting genocide toward the Poles as well as the Jews, so when a nation has experienced this, how can a portion of its population still be anti- Semitic?
I started Michener's "Legacy" yesterday, which deals with our constitution.
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