Stanford, California : Hoover Institution, Stanford University ; New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 
Book — xxviii, 391 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
The roots of Catholic "revolution": Thomism, the 'human person,' and Emmanuel Mounier
Personalism at war : clandestine intellectual life and anti-Nazi resistance in World War II
Catholicism in a newly Communist world : between Christian democracy and Catholic socialism
The twilight of social Catholicism? Emmanual Mounier and Poland's Catholic press, 1945-1948
World peace on nationalist terms : progressive Catholicism and the Stalinist turn of 1948
Pastors and catechumens : Catholic renewal at the margins of Marxist revolution
Stalinist Catholics of Europe, unite! The Stockholm Appeal and the Polish project of a Catholic-Socialist International, 1949-1953
The limits of Catholic "revolution": the Vatican and Stalinism's turn against the church, 1953-1956.
In Poland in the 1940s and '50s, a new kind of Catholic intended to remake European social and political life-not with guns, but French philosophy This collective intellectual biography examines generations of deeply religious thinkers whose faith drove them into public life, including Karol Wojtyla, future Pope John Paul II, and Tadeusz Mazowiecki, the future prime minister who would dismantle Poland's Communist regime. Seeking to change the way we understand the Catholic Church, World War II, the Cold War, and communism, this study centers on the idea of "revolution." It examines two crucial countries, France and Poland, while challenging conventional wisdom among historians and introducing innovations in periodization, geography, and methodology. Why has much of Eastern Europe gone back down the road of exclusionary nationalism and religious prejudice since the end of the Cold War? Piotr H. Kosicki helps to understand the crises of contemporary Europe by examining the intellectual world of Roman Catholicism in Poland and France between the Church's declaration of war on socialism in 1891 and the demise of Stalinism in 1956. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, 
Book — xi, 666 pages ; 25 cm.
Introduction: in search of the truth : a brief history of the Polish-Russian Group on Difficult Matters / Adam Daniel Rotfeld and Anatoly V. Torkunov
The beginnings : Polish-Soviet relations, 1917-1921 / Daria Nałęcz and Tomasz Nałęcz (Poland), Gennady F. Matveyev (Russia)
The interwar period : Poland and the Soviet Union in the late 1920s and early 1930s / Wojciech Materski (Poland), Aleksandr V. Revyakin (Russia)
The causes of World War II : Poland, the Soviet Union, and the crisis of the Versailles system / Sławomir Dębski (Poland), Mikhail M. Narinsky (Russia)
Poland between the Soviet Union and Germany, 1939-1941 : the Red Army invasion and the fourth partition of Poland / Albin Głowacki (Poland), Natalia S. Lebedeva (Russia)
The Katyn Massacre : the process of revealing the truth and commemorating the victims / Andrzej Przewoźnik (Poland), Natalia S. Lebedeva (Russia)
World War II, 1941-1945 : politics and its consequences / Wojciech Materski (Poland), Valentina S. Parsadanova (Russia)
The postwar decade, 1945-1955 : victory and enslavement / Włodzimierz Borodziej (Poland), Albina F. Noskova (Russia)
The thaw : the Twentieth Congress of the Soviet Communist Party, the Polish October, and the struggle for autonomy / Andrzej Paczkowski (Poland), Nikolai I. Bukharin (Russia)
The dissident movement : the way to freedom in culture / Jerzy Pomianowski (Poland), Andrei V. Vorobyov and Aleksandr V. Shubin (Russia)
The Soviets and the Polish crisis : the road to martial law, 1980-1981 / Andrzej Paczkowski (Poland), Inessa S. Yazhborovskaya (Russia)
Regained freedom and sovereignty : transformation processes in Poland and Russia / Włodzimierz Marciniak (Poland), Vladimir G. Baranovsky and Boris A. Shmelyov (Russia)
Assistance or exploitation? economic relations between Poland and the Soviet Union / Janusz Kaliński (Poland), Leonid B. Vardomsky (Russia)
Russia versus sovereign Poland : political relations between Poland and Russia since 1990 / Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz (Poland), Artem V. Malgin (Russia)
Continuity and change : the mutual perceptions of Poles and Russians / Andrzej Grajewski (Poland), Nikolai I. Bukharin (Russia)
Heritage in archives : displaced collections and access to archives / Władysław Stępniak (Poland), Vladimir P. Kozlov (Russia)
Appendix A. Reports on sessions of the Group on Difficult Matters
Appendix B. The letter of the co-chairs of the Group on Difficult Matters to the Foreign Ministers of Poland and Russia.
Poland and Russia have a long relationship that encompasses centuries of mutual antagonism, war, and conquest. The twentieth century has been particularly intense, including world wars, revolution, massacres, national independence, and decades of communist rule-for both countries. Since the collapse of communism, historians in both countries have struggled to come to grips with this difficult legacy.This pioneering study, prepared by the officially sanctioned Polish-Russian Group on Difficult Matters, is a comprehensive effort to document and fully disclose the major conflicts and interrelations between the two nations from 1918 to 2008, events that have often been avoided or presented with a strong political bias. This is the English translation of this major study, which has received acclaim for its Polish and Russian editions.The chapters offer parallel histories by prominent Polish and Russian scholars who recount each country's version of the event in question. Among the topics discussed are the 1920 Polish-Russian war, the origins of World War II and the notorious Hitler-Stalin pact, the infamously shrouded Katyn massacre, the communization of Poland, Cold War relations, the Solidarity movement and martial law, and the renewed relations of contemporary Poland and Russia. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — xxvi, 214 pages : maps, illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
The celebrated pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski was the rave of Paris, London, and New York audiences in the early twentieth century, with annual concert tours across the continents. But during World War I, Paderewski set music aside and turned to politics, becoming an eloquent spokesman for the country of his birth, Poland, then occupied by the empires of Russia, Germany, and Austria. Through his fame as a musician, Paderewski gained access to the top political leadership of France, Britain, and the United States. His devoted wife and collaborator, Helena, facilitated and accompanied virtually his every move. She is one of the key sources on the historical events in which she participated or her husband told her about. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — 324 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Varsovie, 19 septembre 1940: un officier de réserve polonais se fait volontairement arrêter lors d'une rafle par l'armée allemande. Son nom: Witold Polecki. Sa mission: être interné dans le camp d'Auschwitz pour y constituer un réseau de résistance. Témoin tragique d'une des pages les plus sombres de l'histoire de l'humanité, après presque mille jours passés dans l'antre du crime nazi, il est le premier homme à informer des conditions effroyables de détention à Auschwitz. Constatant qu'aucune intervention extérieur n'est menée, il s'évade au printemps 1943 pour raconter lui-même l'enfer qu'il vient de vivre.