Book Reviews of Poland

Poland
Poland
Author: James A. Michener
ISBN-13: 9780394531892
ISBN-10: 0394531892
Publication Date: 8/12/1983
Pages: 556
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Hardcover
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A bit heavy going but if you're planning a visit to Poland or if, like I was, you are in Poland and looking for insights, this book is it!
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A fascinating novel from one of my favorite authors.
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Typical Michener approach: a contemporary story that works in a sweeping history of Poland covering eight important historical periods, starting with the 13th century. Over 550 pages to dig in and get transported.
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I had to skip over many of the names w/o trying to pronounce them Very good historical picture of Poland.
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Loved it! Great view of the human drama in the traumatic history of a country caught in the crossfire of political power.
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In a tradition of resistance to barbarian Tartar invaders and brutal Nazi occupiers, and with a fiery pride that burns through eras of romantic fervor, foreign domination and courageous solidarity three Polish families live out their destinies--and the drama of a nation. This is an inspirational unforgettable tale of a gallant people who not only survive great catastrophe, but ride again tp bio;d pm ots veru destrictopm/
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I loved this book. If you enjoy fiction based on history, nobody does it better than Michener.
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Michener weaves fact and fiction to tell the story of the people and history of Poland. He does it well. I could feel the emotions of the people and believe I have a better understanding of the past that today's Poland is built upon.
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"Like the heroic land that is its subject, James Michener's POLAND teems with vivd events and unforgettable characters in the sweeping span of eight tumultuous centuries"-editors comments from back of book
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Excecllent readable history. Stamped showing purchase at Warszaw Ghetto memorial.
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A seeping story told by a master of the huistory of Poland across eight tumultuous centuries!
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Another great Michener epic tale - this one of Eastern Europe!
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Michener is one of my all time favorite writers and I have read almost all of the fiction he wrote.

Poland is another wide ranging historical novel that takes the reader from post WWII into the larger historical periods of Poland's history.

I read a review recently by a reader (not here) who complained that many of the "facts" of Polish history are inaccurately presented in the novel.

I would like to take a moment here to point out to anyone reading this review that James Michener wrote "historical novels" not history books. Michener's great novels (and other historical novels by other major writers) should be looked on as you would a painting. Just as a painting provides the broad stroke of something seen thru the painters' eyes, so should Michener's historical novels be thought of as word pictures as seen thru his eyes.
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Like the heroic land that is its subject, James Michener's POLAND teems with vivid events and unforgettble characters. In the sweeping span of eight tumultuous centuries, three Polish families live out their destinies and the drama of a nationin the grand tradition of a great James Michener saga.
"POLAND is a monumental effort, a magnificent guide to a better understanding of the country's tribulations."
CHICAGO TRIBUNE
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my cover of this book is black
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very good read
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Absolute garbage. Wrong history, even worst plot.