Rising ’44: The Battle For Warsaw, Davies, Norman

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Rising ’44: The Battle For Warsaw, Davies, Norman. Published by Macmillan, London, 2003. 752 Pages with 16 pages of b/w photographs. 9.5 x 6.5 inches. Black boards, gilt spine titles; black endpapers. Volume is in pristine, unread condition; dust jacket is not clipped and is protected in mylar. Norman Davies is recognised as the Leading British authority on the history of Poland. About 200 pages are devoted to the Warsaw Uprising itself which resulted in 200,000 dead and complete destruction of the city. The remainder of the book provides a general overview of the two centuries of Polish history prior to WWII and into the origins of the Cold War. The narrative devoted to the Uprising is supplemented by personal statements and recollections of those who witnessed or participated in the described events. In a chapter titled “Interim Report” at the end of the book, Davies concludes that the “tragedy of the Warsaw Rising resulted from a systemic breakdown of the Grand Alliance.” 001506 $25


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