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Poland: A History Paperback – 20 Jul 2015

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  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers; Revised and updated edition edition (20 July 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780007556212
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007556212
  • ASIN: 0007556217
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.9 x 19.8 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 340 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 58,742 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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‘Invaluable and eye-opening’ Boyd Tonkin, Independent

‘An excellent book’ Financial Times

‘Fresh, different and brilliantly readable…It is the perfect introduction for those who know nothing about the country, yet will also provide some positive food for thought to those who imagined they knew it all too well’ Spectator

‘A dramatic history of Poland that captures the spirit of its people…Such an extraordinary national trajectory demands an accessible and scholarly accounting. Zamoyski succeeds admirably in providing both’ Daily Telegraph

‘For the past 25 years, thanks to the efforts of Adam Zamoyski, we have been better informed about the history and character of Poland than about any other East European country…Zamoyski’s new perspective on an old culture and its modern political liberty is…presented with a new, confident sense of freedom’ The Times

‘Eminently readable’ TLS

‘Shrewd…an excellent section on the country and its politics since ’89’ Independent on Sunday

About the Author

Adam Zamoyski was born in New York, was educated at Oxford, and lives in London. A full-time writer, his books include ‘Paderewski’, ‘The Last King of Poland’,‘1812: Napoleon’s Fatal March on Moscow’, which was a Sunday Times bestseller, and ‘Rites of Peace: The Fall of Napoleon and the Congress of Vienna’. He is married to the painter Emma Sergeant.

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