In this sweeping novel, James A. Michener chronicles eight tumultuous centuries as three Polish families live out their destinies. The Counts Lubonski, the petty nobles Bukowksi, and the peasants Buk are at some times fiercely united, at others tragically divided. With an inspiring tradition of resistance to brutal invaders, from the barbarians to the Nazis, and a heritage of pride that burns through eras of romantic passion and courageous solidarity, their common story reaches a breathtaking culmination in the historic showdown between the ruthless Communists and rebellious farmers of the modern age. Like the heroic land that is its subject, Poland teems with vivid events, unforgettable characters, and the unfolding drama of an entire nation. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Centennial. Praise for Poland aEngrossing . . . a page-turner in the grand Michener tradition.aaThe Washington Post aA Michener epic is far more than a bedtime reader, itas an experience. Poland is a monumental effort, a magnificent guide to a better understanding of the countryas tribulations.aaChicago Tribune aStunning . . . an unmatched overview of Polish history . . . The families themselves come very much alive, and through them, Poland itself.aaUSA Today aA titanic documentary novel.aaThe Wall Street JournalIn this sweeping novel, James A. Michener chronicles eight tumultuous centuries as three Polish families live out their destinies.
|Author||:||James A. Michener|
|Publisher||:||Dial Press - 2014-03-18|