Polonia Bookstore Logo

Top Sellers

ISBN: 9781615848119
Price: $25.00
add to cart
KALEIDOSCOPE OF POLAND <br>A Cultural Encyclopedia
ISBN: 9780822944386
Price: $39.95
add to cart

Available Discounts

10% Discount
  • buy any, save 10%
Author:   Archibald L. Patterson
ISBN:   978-1-6084-4563-9
Language:   English
Publisher:   Dog Ear Publishing
Availability:   3-4 days
Year Published:   2010
Click Here to View All Items by Patterson, Archibald L.
$ 21.94

Description  more details

"When Edward Śmigły-Rydz appeared on its September1939 cover, Time Magazine described him as a scholar-technician, graceful, versatile, serious, with a professor's inquisitive mind. This was the man who was leading Poland's resistance to Hitler's invasion. An impoverished orphan he had risen to his country's highest military rank, admonishing his people, To the Germans we would lose our freedom; to the Russians we would lose our souls.
In 1920 he had led a maneuver which defeated a westward surge by Russia's Red Army and had humiliated Joseph Stalin, but in 1939 Hitler and Stalin combined to overrun Poland. Interned, Śmigły-Rydz escaped, and despite a widespread manhunt, eluded his pursuers. In the end, he left behind a cryptic poem: All around me are pensive crosses, black from smoke... He also left behind a secret which undermined Germany's war effort and fostered Hitler's own defeat.”
Dog Ear Publishing 2010, 240 pages (soft cover)