Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The Polish Biographical Dictionary is a compact reference tool covering 1,000 years of Polish history through brief biographical sketches of nearly 900 Poles. From the arts to the military, that famous to the infamous, Poles whose lives have made a lasting contribution to civilization are profiled in this edition. Nobel Prize winners, saints, dancers, geniuses, world leaders, inventors, and scoundrels are among the entries.-- 18 portraits plus a map-- A brief history of Poland by the Most Rev. Alfred L. Abramowicz-- Bibliographic references for further research-- Foreword by Edward G. Dykla, President of the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America-- Index arranged alphabetically by area of accomplishment. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: Though Poles have played an important role in world history for more than 1,000 years, reference books devoted to the accomplishments of these men and women have been virtually nonexistent. Until now, the only book on the subject was Stephen P. Mizwa's Great Men and Women of Poland, published in 1942 and profiling only 30 subjects.
That void has been filled with the publication of The Polish Biographical Dictionary.
The product of more than ten years of research by author Stanley Sokol, The Polish Biographical Dictionary profiles nearly 900 Poles from the tenth century to the present, offering insightful and informative commentaries on the individuals who have helped to shape the history of Poland and the world.
Naturally, the book features entries on Poland's most famous citizens, including Nicholas Copernicus, Frederick Chopin, Marie Curie, Tadeusz Kosciuszko, Waclaw Nijinski, Pope John Paul II, and Lech Walesa. In all the book profiles ten saints, eleven Nobel Prize winners, and many more figures who have achieved world renown.
However, the book also covers lesser known, but equally worthy, individuals, including the first woman to sail solo around the world, the man behind the lunar rover, and the inventor of the automobile windshield wiper. The infamous are also represented in the volume, as Sokol's subjects include a presidential assassin and the man responsible for the creation of the Soviet Union's feared KGB.
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From the Publisher:
A source of pride in the Polish heritage and the antidote to tasteless ethnic jokes, The Polish Biographical Dictionary provides:
- Nearly 900 concise entries profiling prominent Poles
- A brief history of Poland by the Most Rev. Alfred L. Abramowicz
- Foreword by Edward G. Dykla, President of the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America
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Descrizione libro Bolchazy-Carducci, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. 477 pp., Photos, Red Hardback, Gilt title, Fine in Fine DJ, 1st ed. Codice libro della libreria 088851
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