Books about Poland

The following 76 books about Poland are featured on this website.

 :: Deportations to Siberia and Kazakhstan

Extermination: Killing Poles in Stalin's Empire
Anna and Norbert Kant
ISBN 1870886070
UNICORN Publishing Studio (Feb 1991)
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Straws in the Wind
Eugene Krajewski
ISBN 1903930022
Published by Cromwell Publishers, London in 2001.
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Siberian Odyssey: The Song of the Cornucopia
Richard Lysakowski
ISBN 0533083869
Published by Vantage Press in 1990.
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Red Snow - A Young Pole's Epic Search for his Family in Stalinist Russia
Telesfor Sobierajski
ISBN 0850525004
Published by Pen & Sword Books Ltd in 1996
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The Inhuman Land
Joseph Czapski
ISBN 0850651646
Published by Sheed and Ward, New York, in 1952. Translated from the French by Gerard Hopkins. Republished by the Polish Cultural Foundation in 1987.
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Stolen Childhood - A Saga of Polish War Children
Lucjan Krolikowski
ISBN 978-0969158806
Published by Father Justin Rosary Hour, New York , USA in 1983. Republished in 2001 by iUniverse with ISBN of 978-0595168637.
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The Long Bridge - Out of the Gulags
Urszula Muskus
ISBN 978-1-905207-55-8
Published in 2010 by SandStone Press, UK.
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Lost Between Worlds
Edward Herzbaum
ISBN 978-1848766-037
Published in 2010 by Troubador Publishing, UK.
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Polish Deportees in the Soviet Union - Origins of Post-War Settlement in Great Britain
Michael Hope
ISBN 0948202769
Published in 1998 by Veritas Foundation Publication Centre, London.
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Dark Side of the Moon
Zoe Zajdlerowa
ISBN 0710813732
Published in 1989 by Harvester Wheatsheaf. First published anonymously in 1946.
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Crater's Edge: A Family's Epic Journey Through Wartime Russia
Micha Giedroyc
ISBN 1903071240
Published in 2010 by Bene Factum Publishing Ltd
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The Silver Madonna
Eugenia Wasilewska
ISBN 0049200291
Published in 1970 by George Allen and Unwin Ltd.
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Janek - A Story in Survival
Alick Dowling
ISBN 0948955457
Published by Ringpress Books in 1989
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Paying Guest in Siberia
Maria Hadow
First published in 1959 by the Harvill Press Ltd
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No Place to Call Home - The Memories of a Polish Survivor of the Soviet Gulag
Stanley J Kowalski and Alexandra Kowalski Everist
ISBN 978-0-9820587-5-6
Published in 2009 by JimSam Inc, USA.
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The Unsettled Account
Eugenia Huntingdon
ISBN 0 7278 2085 0
Published in the UK in 1986 and in the USA in 1988 by Severn House Publishers.
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When God Looked the Other Way: An Odyssey of War, Exile, and Redemption
Wesley Adamczyk
ISBN 0226004430
Published 2004 by Chicago University Press
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Shallow Graves in Siberia
Michael Krupa
ISBN 1 84341 012 5
First published in 1995 by Minerva Press. Republished in UK in 2004 by Birlinn.
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The Ice Road - An Epic Journey From Stalinist Labour Camps To Freedom
Stefan Waydenfeld
ISBN 1840181664
Published in 1999 by Mainstream Publishing. Republished in May 2010 by Aquila Polonica (ISBN 1607720027).
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 :: Diplomacy

Conversations with the Kremlin and Dispatches from Russia
Stanislaw Kot
Published by Oxford University Press in 1963
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In Allied London
Edward Raczynski
Published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson in 1962.
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Defeat in Victory
Jan Ciechanowski
Published in 1947 by Doubleday
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 :: Espionage

A Secret Life - The Polish Officer, His Covert Mission and The Price He Paid To Save His Country
Benjamin Weiser
ISBN 1586483056
Published in 2004 by PublicAffairs
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 :: Fiction

Danuta
John Koenig
ISBN 978-1481820059
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013
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The Day of the Lie
William Brodrick
ISBN 978-1408701881
Published by Little, Brown Book Group, London in 2012.
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The Katyn Order
Douglas W. Jacobson
ISBN 978-1590135723
Published by McBooks Press, USA, in 20011.
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Night of Flames
Douglas W. Jacobson
ISBN 1590131363
Published in 2006 by McBooks Press
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The Spies of Warsaw
Alan Furst
ISBN 978-1400066025
Published in 2008 by Random House
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Death in Danzig
Stefan Chwin
ISBN 0436205653
Published in 2004
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The Polish Officer
Alan Furst
ISBN 0006511295
Published in 1995 by Harper Collins
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 :: History

The Eagle Unbowed - Poland and the Poles in the Second World War
Halik Kochanski
ISBN 978-1846143540
Allen Lane 2012; Harvard University Press 2012; Penguin Books 2013.
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The Lion and the Eagle - Polish Second World War Veterans in Scotland
Diana M Henderson (Editor)
ISBN 095350364X
Published in 2002 by Cualann Press
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The Poles in Britain 1940-2000 - From Betrayal to Assimilation
Peter D Stachura
ISBN 0 85974 013 7
Frank Cass Publishers (London) in 2004
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Poland in the Twentieth Century
Peter D Stachura
ISBN 033375266X
Published in 1999 by MacMillan Press
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Warsaw 1920 - Lenin's Failed Conquest of Europe
Adam Zamoyski
ISBN 0007225520
Published in 2008 by HarperPress
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To Kill A Priest - The Murder of Father Popieluszko and the Fall of Communism
Kevin Ruane
ISBN 1903933544
Published in 2004 by Gibson Square Books
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 :: Katyn

Death in the Forest - The Story of the Katyn Forest Massacre
J. K. Zawodny
ISBN 0870525638
Published by University of Notre Dame Press, Indiana, USA
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Katyn Massacre
Louis Fitzgibbon
ISBN 0552104558
Published 1977 by Corgi Books, London
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Katyn - A Crime Without Punishment
Edited by Anna Cienciala (USA), Natalia Lebedeva (Russian Federation) and Wojciech Materski (Poland)
ISBN 978-0300108514
Published 2007 by Yale University Press, USA
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Children of the Katyn Massacre - Accounts of life after the 1940 Soviet Murder of Polish POWs
Teresa Kaczorowska
ISBN 978-0-7864-2756-7
Published 2006 by McFarland and company, North Carolina, USA
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In the Shadow of Katyn - Stalin's Terror
Stanislaw Swianiewicz
ISBN 189425516X
Published in 2002 by Borealis Publishing. The book was originally published in Polish in 1976, translated and published in Russian in 1989, and translated by his son Witold Swianiewicz and published in English in 2002.
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 :: Memoirs

23 Days - A Memoir of 1939
Antoni Podolski
ISBN 978 0 9929331 0 4
Yellow Wheel Publishing 2014
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Quiet Hero - Secrets from My Father's Past
Rita Cosby
ISBN 978-1-4391-6550-8
Published by Threshold Editions, New York, in 2010.
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Mad Dreams, Saving Graces. Poland: A Nation in Conspiracy
Michael T. Kaufman
ISBN 978-0394554860
Published by Random House, in 1989.
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Walking with Shadows
Josef Tarnowski
ISBN 978-0-9561758-0-9
Published in 2009 by Glen Murray Publishing, Scotland.
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Unquiet Days: At Home in Poland
Thomas Swick
ISBN 0395585635
Published in 1991 by Ticknor & Fields, USA.
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One Woman's War Against the Nazis
Karolina Lanckoronska
ISBN 1844134172
Published in the UK by Pimlico in 2005. Published in the USA in 2008 by Da Capo Press as Michelangelo in Ravensbruck: One Woman's War Against the Nazis.
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The Polish House: An Intimate History of Poland
Radek Sikorski
ISBN 0753804646
First published in UK in 1997. Pubished in the USA as Full Circle: A Homecoming to Free Poland.
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The Bronski House: A Return to the Borderlands
Philip Marsden
ISBN 0007204523
First published in 1995 ISBN 0002556308. Republished in a new edition in 2005 ISBN 0007204523.
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A Warsaw Diary 1978-81
Kazimierz Brandys
ISBN 0701129034
Published by Chatto and Windus in 1984.
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 :: Photography

Portrait of Poland
Photographs by Bruno Barbey, Anthology complied by Jan Krok-Paszkowski, Preface by Czeslaw Milosz
ISBN 0500540837
Published by Thames and Hudson Ltd in 1982. Also published in French and German.
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 :: Polish Armed Forces

Trail of Hope - The Anders Army, An Odyssey Across Three Continents
Norman Davies
ISBN 978-1472816030
Ospery Publishing 2015
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Freely I Served - 1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade 1941-1944
Stanislaw Sosabowski
ISBN 978 1 78346 261 2
Pen & Sword Books
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First to Fight - Poland's Contribution to the Allied Victory in WWII
Edited by Dr Marek Stella-Sawicki, Jarek Garlinksi and Stefan Mucha
ISBN 978-0-9557824-4-2
Polish Ex-Combatants' Association of Great Britain under licence from MSS Consulting, 2009.
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Poles Apart - Polish Airborne at the Battle of Arnhem
George Cholewczynski
ISBN 0962761354
Sarpedon, New York in 1993.
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303 Squadron - The Legendary Battle of Britain Fighter Squadron
Arkady Fielder
ISBN 978-1-60772-004-1
Republished by Aquila Polonica in 2010. Originally published in 1942.
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Wojtek the Bear - Polish War Hero
Aileen Orr
ISBN 978-1841588452
Published by Birlinn Ltd in 2010.
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Orzel's Patrol - The Story of the Polish Submarine
Eryk Sopocko
Published in 1942 by Methuen & Co Ltd, London
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The Last of the War-Horses
General Klemens S Rudnicki
ISBN 0 85974 013 7
Bachman and Turner, London in 1974
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For Your Freedom and Ours: The Kosciuszko Squadron - Forgotten Heroes of World War II
Lynne Olson and Stanley Cloud
ISBN 9780099428121
Published by Arrow Books in the UK in 2004. This book was first published in the USA under the title A Question of Honor: The Kosciuszko Squadron - Forgotten Heroes of World War II.
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An Army in Exile
Lt-General Wladyslaw Anders
ISBN 0-89839-043-5
Published originally in 1949. First reprinted by Battery Press in 1981. Reprinted in 2004.
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 :: Polish Jews

In the Garden of Memory - A Family Memoir
Joanna Olczal-Ronikier
ISBN 0297645498
Published in 2004 by Weidenfeld and Nicolson
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Konin - A Quest
Theo Richmond
ISBN 009940981X
Published in 1995 by HarperPress
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 :: Polish Underground

The Survival of Love - Memoirs of a Resistance Officer
Jozef Garlinski
ISBN 0631176594
Published by Basil Blackwell Ltd, London, UK in 1991.
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The Secret Army
Tadeusz Bor-Komorowski
ISBN 0-89839-082-6
Published by Battery Press, USA, in 1984. Republished by Frontline Books in 2010.
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Dying, We live. The Personal Chronicle of a Young Freedom Fighter in Warsaw (1939-45).
Julian Eugeniusz Kulski
ISBN 978-0030409011
Published in 1979 by Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, USA.
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By Devil's Luck: A Tale of Resistance in Wartime Warsaw
Stanislaw Likiernik
ISBN 978-1840183979
Published in 2001 by Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh, UK.
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Fighting Warsaw - Story of the Polish Underground State 1939-45
Stefan Korbonski
ISBN 0781810353
Published by Hippocrene Books in 2004. First published in 1956.
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Story of a Secret State
Jan Karski
ISBN 1931541396
Published in the UK in 2001 by Simon Publications. Originally published in 1944.
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Courier from Warsaw
Jan Nowak
ISBN 0 00 262121 5
First published in Polish as Kurier z Warszawy by Odnova, London in 1978. First english language was published in 1982 by Wayne State University Press, Michigan, USA.
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Rising '44: The Battle for Warsaw
Norman Davies
ISBN 0330488635
Published in 2003
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When the Summer Ended
Cecylia Wolkowinska and Joanna Bogle
ISBN 0852442165
Published in 1992 by HarperPress
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 :: Polish War Graves

Polish War Graves in Scotland - A Testament to the Past
Robert Ostrycharz
ISBN 1 872286 48 8
Published in 1999

 :: Siege of Warsaw

Mermaid and the Messerschmitt
Rulka Langer
ISBN 978-1-60772-000-3
First published by Roy Salvonic publications in 1942. Republished by Aquila Polonica in 2009.
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 :: Travel Literature

Between East and West - Across the Borderlands of Europe
Anne Applebaum
ISBN 0333641698
Published in 1995 by PaperMac
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 :: Warsaw Uprising

My BoyHood War Warsaw 1944
Bohdan Hryniewicz
ISBN 978 0 7509 6210 0
The History Press in 2015
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