Michener's novel covering Poland's recent history, with its conflict between Church and State, worker and leader, and the Poland of centuries gone by, struggling to retain its land and identity in the face of stronger powers on all sides. Interwoven with the action are the fates of three families.Michener's novel covering Poland's recent history, with its conflict between Church and State, worker and leader, and the Poland of centuries gone by, struggling to retain its land and identity in the face of stronger powers on all sides. Interwoven with the action are the fates of three families.Read Less
New in Very Good jacket. 6.5 x 9.5 x 1.75. pp. 556. 1983/Either 1st Edition Or BCE-BOMC/Unclipped Dustjacket/Mapped Endpapers. The DJ cover has a price (indicating 1st edition), but there is an embossed Circle on the lower rear cover (indicating Book club edition). This is a novel of historical fiction. The book is in "New" condition; the DJ has some small wear, including a small tear on the lower rear.
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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