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Stolen Magic (Stardust, dI wanted to read it in French I would have bought a French translationEven so there s failuresOn page 265 the author writes To paraphrase Gibbon the interpretation ofialectical materialism is now taught at the schools of Cracow Prague and Berlin whose pupils emonstrate to a classless society the sanctity and truth of the revelations of Marx Engels and LeninThe battle of Warsaw far from redeeming an era id so much as save a generationWell never there was the existanceof a classless
Society In Any Timein any time place human historySocialism is far full of class ifferences than any capitalismIn 1985 the life was beter in a Banana republic such as Panama than in still existing Soviet UnionThis book was writen when the Iron Courtain was still existing but since 1989 the eastern Europe s reality is another thingAlso was the Soviets true intention in waging war on Poland to eventually attack Germany and spread the Revolution westwards The Bolsheviks peasant army id not have spread the Revolution westwards The Bolsheviks peasant army Stronger did not have capability for such an invasion That s why they were so uick to make peace with Poland even though it cost them a foothold in Galicia which in Lenin s own words could have opened up a straight road of revolutionto Czechoslovakia and Hungary Lenin actually believed that Pilsudski s Poland had been built up by the Western powers as a tool against Russia The maps of this book are all weak All of them are in Black whiteThe last problem of this bookoesn t shows the American British and German support to Soviet UnionThe Warburgs Rockefellersetc were at Lenin s side at that timesWhen focusing the fact that this war Loss (Gus Dury, didn t liberate Ukraine this book simple forgotten that the small Poland was basically alone in this war while the massive and big Soviet Union had some of the most rich and powerfull eugenicists people in the world at his sideMany of them americans such as RockefellerThe Soviet support to Nazis in Germany and the result of thisecision is also forgotten in this book Competent telling of the Russo Polish war of 191920 A little too much military The Last Rite (Danilov Quintet, detail and poor maps let itown somewhat in my view It reads and feels like a graduate thesis rather than a book for the general readerPlucky Poland gives the Red Army a bloody nose in a strange war that both sides blunder into and flail about in A war of sweeping advance strategic overreach and Alacrity (Illumine, dramatic retreat featuring the last major cavalry exchanges on European soil A battle for survival for Poland one that had to be won and was Victory saved Poland for a generation yet led to theictatorship of Pilsudski and engendered an inflated sense of securityPoland was left alone to manage whilst the French and British looked the other way all the time making vague noises of encouragement A kind of rehearsal for 1939 in a way A ifferent and tragic result that time though less Remember pepole POLAND WAS POWERFUL FOR CENTURIES and even after and uring partitions and world wars POLAND saved Western Europe From Tatars Turks and in 1920 Lenin s global ambitions Just saying. Most crucial conflicts of the Western world Drawing on both Polish and Russian sources Norman Davies shows how this war was a pivotal event in the course of European history. ,
A well written and balanced history of the Polish Russian war of 1919 20 Davies presents the conflict clearly while establishing the political and social context of post WWI Eastern Europe Russia going through its Civil War the rebirth of Poland the interests and limited influence of the Western Allies in regard to Communism and the objectives of International Communism While the results of this war changed the Communist view Communism and the objectives of International Communism While the results of this war changed the Communist view international revolution it was merely the first step toward Polish independence which took another 70 years I m really not all that impressed with this book However it also happens to be the only book that I know of that Love You To Death (Detective Ruby Preston, deals with the entire Polish Soviet War of 1919 1921 which makes it byefault a must have book for anyone who wants to know about it The writing is somewhat Arnhem dryOne thing many history authors like too is use a French term here and there without explaining what the term means I ve read and looked up enough of these terms over the years to understand them whenever I see them Mr Davies takes it to a ifferent level though He ll occasionally use entire French sentences and not bother to give the reader a translation It happened enough that after a while I would just skip over themAmong all military history books I ve read this ranks in the lower third but since the book is so uniue I feel a need to have a copy of it because there is no alternativeI am editing this review to note that since writing the review I ve read another title
On This Subject Calledthis subject called 1920 by Adam Zamoyski While not ideal it is a better read than White Eagle Red Star This is the history of a little known war between the new Soviet state and the first free Poland state in several centuries Unlike WWI in the West this was a war of movement rather than static trench warfare This was a peculiar war in which there were still huge cavalry engagement between Poles and Russians Ironically tanks and aircraft were also involved in the fighting Often times many assume the post WWI map of Europe was purely the result of the Versailles Treaty but there were many ongoing smaller wars in Eastern Europe by these new born states that changed truth on Excellent octoral issertation written in the early 1970s by the now top Polish historian writing in English It has all the problems of a issertation but one can see even at that early stage the strength of Davies as a a issertation but one can see even at that early stage the strength of Davies as a and historian He issects the events and personalities and examines them under a microscope One should have some background in the time period because Davies assumes a great The World in the Curl deal knowledge on the part of the reader This is a wonderful book about Polish heritage and sacrifice White Eagle Red Star The Polish Soviet War 1919 20 by Norman Davies An energetic conduct of war strengthens the national character by contrast wars conducted over a long time and lamely entail the greatest material losses and moralamage wrote Colonel Blume some years after the Franco Prussian War A sentiment that is especially telling of the. In White Eagle Red Star Connexity distinguished historian Norman Davies gives us a full account of the Polish Soviet War with itsramatic climax in August 1920 when the Red Army sure. .
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is an excellent not just on the Polish Soviet War but on the conflation ofan excellent piece not just on the Polish Soviet War but on the conflation war conceptualisation itself with a stern overhead review of both the art of historiography itself and its impact upon modern and immediate perspectives of the conflictSimultaneously A Personal Influence dispelling the historiographical myths construed by Soviet and Polish scholars the illusion ofominant Entente support for the Poles and the Miracle on the Vistula fable respectiv White Eagle Red Star is one of four books written by Norman Davies thathave ramatically altered the way Westerners and Poles have come to view the history of Poland The other three are God s Playground Rising 44 and Microcosm This succinct volume tells how Josef Pilsudki recreated Poland after 125 years in which it had been partitioned between Austria Germ A good well written if unfortunately slightly out of ate history of the Polish Soviet 1919 1922 war The book s main failing lies in not providing enough background information about peripherally mentioned yet crucial figures such as Peter Wrangel Semeon Petlura etc It is however well researched its conclusions are solidly backed up and the maps photographs and other supporting materials allow the reader to easily keep an overview of an otherwise obscure and ill Bone Mountain (Inspector Shan, documented conflict I moing a presentation on this war for my tenth grade European history class and this book proved very helpful I Neutered by the vet (The League of Dominant Women didn t know beans about this war and only came across it in some reference bookThis is a reasonably well written book that teases out a forgotten but interesting chapter of 20th century history The author s prose is robust and he takes pains to uote from primary sources I also like his weaving the writings of Isaac Babel into the narrative as I believe that it brings a sense of color that helps moves things alongThe book is not limited to a Polish viewpoint Instead it takes pains to show the Russian point of view as well as that of the Entente The reference points in English and French politics are particularly revealing The Battle of Warsaw is stronglyownplayed by the author who holds that the Polish victory was a fact of Tukhachevskii and Budyenny outrunning their supply lines than anything Pilsudski contrived It Charity Girl does put to rest the tired belief that General Weygand was the architect of the Polish triumph his role was a complete fabrication and it isuly exposed as suchThe only things that would have made this book better include information from the USSR that is now available and wasn t when this book Alipio debuted in 1972 I think there is much to be mined from that source which would clear up many of the mysteries that persist Additionally and I can t stress this enough history writers particularly UK history writers have to stop assuming that the average reader has an idiomatic grasp of the French language My schoolboy French is enough to puzzle out the meaning but for those whoon t parlez they can t even get the benefit of a footnote with the English text If. Of victory and pledged to carry the Revolution across Europe was crushed by a Seducing Ingrid Bergman devastating Polish attack Since known as “The Miracle of the Vistula” it remains one of the.