Poland

90 Books about Poland in the English Language

Books about Poland on a bookshelf

Polish War Graves in Britain

The books about Poland featured here mainly focus on the deportation experience of the Poles to Siberia in WW2, Polish history, the Polish Armed Forces, the Katyn Massacre, Polish memoirs together with some fiction and travel literature.

Links are provided to both Amazon and Bookfinder (new and used books) for those wishing to obtain a copy of the books. Some of the older books though can be difficult to obtain or find at a reasonable price. The year in the book details below is the most recent publication date of the book where known. The original publication date may be older. All of the 90 books listed on this page are books I either own or have read.

Deportations to Siberia and Kazakhstan

  • Straws in the Wind
    Eugene Krajewski
    2013 North Charleston, SC: Createspace Independent Publishing ISBN 1492165719 Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »
  • The Long Bridge - Out of the Gulags
    Urszula Muskus
    2010 Dingwall, Scotland: Sandstone Press ISBN 9781905207558 Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »
  • Crater's Edge: A Family's Epic Journey Through Wartime Russia
    Micha Giedroyc
    2010 London: Bene Factum Publishing ISBN 1903071240 Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »
  • The Ice Road - An Epic Journey From Stalinist Labour Camps To Freedom
    Stefan Waydenfeld
    2010 Los Angeles, CA: Aquila Polonica ISBN 1607720027 Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »
  • No Place to Call Home - The Memories of a Polish Survivor of the Soviet Gulag
    Stanley J Kowalski and Alexandra Kowalski Everist
    2009 Riverview Fla: JimSam ISBN 9780982058756 Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »
  • When God Looked the Other Way: An Odyssey of War, Exile, and Redemption
    Wesley Adamczyk
    2006 Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press ISBN 0226004449 Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »
  • Stolen Childhood - A Saga of Polish War Children
    Lucjan Krolikowski
    2001 Buffalo, N.Y. : Father Justin Rosary Hour ISBN 9780969158806 Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »
  • Polish Deportees in the Soviet Union - Origins of Post-War Settlement in Great Britain
    Michael Hope
    2000 London: Veritas Foundation Publication Centre ISBN 0948202769 Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »
  • Red Snow - A Young Pole's Epic Search for his Family in Stalinist Russia
    Telesfor Sobierajski
    1996 Barnsley, England: Pen & Sword Books ISBN 0850525004 Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »
  • Extermination: Killing Poles in Stalin's Empire
    Anna and Norbert Kant
    1991 London: Unicorn ISBN 1870886070 Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »
  • Dark Side of the Moon
    Zoe Zajdlerowa
    1990 Hemel Hempstead, England: Harvester Wheatsheaf ISBN 0710813732 Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »
  • Siberian Odyssey: The Song of the Cornucopia
    Richard Lysakowski
    1990 New York: Vantage Press ISBN 0533083869 Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »
  • The Fate of Poles in the USSR 1939-1989
    Tomasz Piesakowski
    1990 London: Gryf Publications ISBN 0901342246 Amazon | BookFinder

Diplomacy

Espionage

  • Codename Rygor: The Spy Behind the Allied Victory in North Africa
    Mieczyslaw Zygfryd Slowikowski
    2010 London: Dialogue ISBN 190644708X Amazon | BookFinder
  • A Secret Life - The Polish Officer, His Covert Mission and The Price He Paid To Save His Country
    Benjamin Weiser
    2005 New York, NY: PublicAffairs ISBN 1586483056 Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »

Fiction

  • Kozlowski
    Jane Rogoyska
    2019 Newbury, England: Holland House Books ISBN 1910688738 Amazon | BookFinder
  • While Still We Live
    Helen MacInnes
    2013 London: Titan ISBN 1781161550 Amazon | BookFinder

History

  • The Eagle Unbowed - Poland and the Poles in the Second World War
    Halik Kochanski
    2013 London: Penguin Books ISBN 1846143586 Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »
  • The Poles in Britain 1940-2000 - From Betrayal to Assimilation
    Peter D Stachura
    2004 London: Routledge ISBN 0714684449 Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »
  • To Kill A Priest - The Murder of Father Popieluszko and the Fall of Communism
    Kevin Ruane
    2004 London: Gibson Square ISBN 1903933544 Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »
  • The Lion and the Eagle - Polish Second World War Veterans in Scotland
    Diana M Henderson (Editor)
    2001 Dunfermline, Scotland: Cualann Press ISBN 095350364X Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »
  • The Struggles for Poland
    Neal Ascherson
    1987 London: Michael Joseph ISBN 0718128125 Amazon | BookFinder

Joseph Czapski

  • Memories of Starobielsk: Essays Between Art and History
    Jozef Czapski
    2022 New York, NY: New York Review of Books ISBN 1681374862 Amazon | BookFinder
  • The Inhuman Land: A Wartime Journey Through The USSR
    Joseph Czapski
    2018 New York, NY: New York Review of Books ISBN 1681372568 Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »
  • Almost Nothing: The 20th-Century Art And Life Of Józef Czapski
    Eric Karpeles
    2018 New York, NY: New York Review of Books ISBN 1681372843 Amazon | BookFinder

Katyn

  • Surviving Katyn: Stalin's Polish Massacre and the Search for Truth
    Jane Rogoyska
    2021 London: Oneworld Publications ISBN 1786078929 Amazon | BookFinder
  • Katyn - A Crime Without Punishment
    Edited by Anna Cienciala (USA), Natalia Lebedeva (Russian Federation) and Wojciech Materski (Poland)
    2008 New Haven, CT: Yale University Press ISBN 9780300108514 Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »
  • Children of the Katyn Massacre - Accounts of life after the 1940 Soviet Murder of Polish POWs
    Teresa Kaczorowska
    2006 Jefferson N.C: McFarland ISBN 9780786427567 Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »
  • In the Shadow of Katyn - Stalin's Terror
    Stanislaw Swianiewicz
    2002 Pender Island, B.C. : Borealis Pub ISBN 189425516X Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »
  • Death in the Forest - The Story of the Katyn Forest Massacre
    J. K. Zawodny
    1971 London: Macmillan ISBN 0870525638 Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »

Memoirs

  • Eye on Solidarity : Reporting a turning point in Poland - and finding my roots
    Sonya Zalubowski
    2023 New York NY: Associated Press ISBN 9780917360008 Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »
  • A Polish Woman’s Experience in World War II: Conflict, Deportation and Exile
    Irena Protassewicz
    2019 London: Bloomsbury Academic ISBN 1350079928 Amazon | BookFinder
  • Faraway Soldier’s Trail: Jan Domański World War II Memoirs
    Jan Domański
    2018 Independently Published ISBN 1791932827 Amazon | BookFinder
  • 23 Days - A Memoir of 1939
    Antoni Podolski
    2014 Norwich, England: Yellow Wheel Publishing ISBN 9780992933104 Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »
  • Warsaw Boy: A Memoir of a Wartime Childhood
    Andrew Borowiec
    2014 London: Viking ISBN 0670922420 Amazon | BookFinder
  • Quiet Hero - Secrets from My Father's Past
    Rita Cosby
    2010 New York: Threshold Editions ISBN 9781439165508 Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »
  • Mermaid and the Messerschmitt
    Rulka Langer
    2009 Los Angeles, CA: Aquila Polonica Publishing ISBN 9781607720003 Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »
  • Walking with Shadows
    Josef Tarnowski
    2009 Kirkcudbright, Scotland: Glen Murray Publishing ISBN 9780956175809 Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »
  • The Bronski House: A Return to the Borderlands
    Philip Marsden
    2005 London: Harper Perennial ISBN 0007204523 Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »
  • Mad Dreams, Saving Graces. Poland: A Nation in Conspiracy
    Michael T. Kaufman
    1989 New York: Random House ISBN 9780394554860 Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »

Photography

  • Portrait of Poland
    Photographs by Bruno Barbey, Anthology complied by Jan Krok-Paszkowski, Preface by Czeslaw Milosz
    1982 London: Thames and Hudson ISBN 0500540837 Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »

Polish Armed Forces

  • Trail of Hope - The Anders Army, An Odyssey Across Three Continents
    Norman Davies
    2015 Oxford, England: Osprey Publishing ISBN 147281603X Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »
  • Freely I Served - 1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade 1941-1944
    Stanislaw Sosabowski
    2013 Barnsley, England: Pen & Sword Military ISBN 9781783462612 Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »
  • 303 Squadron - The Legendary Battle of Britain Fighter Squadron
    Arkady Fielder
    2010 Los Angeles, CA: Aquila Polonica Publishing ISBN 1607720043 Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »
  • First to Fight - Poland's Contribution to the Allied Victory in WWII
    Edited by Dr Marek Stella-Sawicki, Jarek Garlinksi and Stefan Mucha
    2009 UK: Polish Ex-Combatants' Association of Great Britain ISBN 9780955782442 Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »
  • For Your Freedom and Ours: The Kosciuszko Squadron - Forgotten Heroes of World War II
    Lynne Olson and Stanley Cloud
    2004 London: Arrow Books ISBN 9780099428121 Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »
  • Poles Apart - Polish Airborne at the Battle of Arnhem
    George Cholewczynski
    1993 New York: Sarpedon ISBN 0962761354 Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »

Polish Jews

  • Three Minutes in Poland: Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Family Film
    Glenn Kurtz
    2014 New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux ISBN 9780374276775 Amazon | BookFinder
  • In the Garden of Memory - A Family Memoir
    Joanna Olczal-Ronikier
    2005 Oxford, England: Weidenfeld & Nicolson ISBN 0297645498 Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »

Polish Underground

  • The Volunteer: The True Story of the Resistance Hero who Infiltrated Auschwitz
    Jack Fairweather
    2020 London: WH Allen ISBN 0753545187 Amazon | BookFinder
  • The Color of Courage
    Julian Eugeniusz Kulski
    2014 Los Angeles California: Aquila Polonica Publishing ISBN 1607720159 Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »
  • Fighting Warsaw - Story of the Polish Underground State 1939-45
    Stefan Korbonski
    2004 New York, NY: Hippocrene Books ISBN 0781810353 Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »
  • By Devil's Luck: A Tale of Resistance in Wartime Warsaw
    Stanislaw Likiernik
    2001 Edinburgh, Scotland: Mainstream ISBN 9781840183979 Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »
  • When the Summer Ended
    Cecylia Wolkowinska and Joanna Bogle
    1992 Leominster, England: Gracewing ISBN 0852442165 Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »
  • The Survival of Love - Memoirs of a Resistance Officer
    Jozef Garlinski
    1991 London: Blackwell ISBN 0631176594 Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »

Polish War Graves

  • Polish War Graves in Scotland - A Testament to the Past
    Robert Ostrycharz
    1999 Glasgow: R. Ostrycharz ISBN 1872286488 Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »

Travel Literature

  • Between East and West - Across the Borderlands of Europe
    Anne Applebaum
    2015 London: Penguin ISBN 0141979224 Amazon | BookFinder | Read more »