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CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

New Internationalist Profile.

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators.

World Guide.

On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Human Rights Watch: Poland.

In the Library: Articles

Bates, Timothy & Beth Bates. "The disintegration of Poland's economy," Monthly Review 33,9 (2/82):11-19.

Binder, David. "Polish strikes are part of pattern going back to 1956," NY Times (8/19/80).

Bishop, Brenda S. "From women's rights to feminist politics: the developing struggle for women's liberation in Poland," Monthly Review 42,6 (11/90):15-34.

Bouvard, Marguerite Guzmán. "Eva Brantley (interview)," in her Women Reshaping Human Rights (Wilmington DE: Scholarly Resources, 1996), pp. 21-40. International human rights activist recalls Solidarity's struggle.

Chodak, Szymon. "People & the Church vs. the State: the case of the Roman Catholic Church in Poland," in Rubinstein (ed.) Spirit Matters (NY, 1987), pp. 280-307.

Darnton, John. "Polish strikes challenge the system itself," NY Times (8/24/80).

__________. "60 days that shook Poland," NY Times Magazine (11/9/80).

Fields, Gary. "The road from Gdansk: how Solidarity found haven in the marketplace," Monthly Review 43,3 (7-8/91):95-121.

Galaj, Dyzma. "The Polish peasant movement in politics: 1895-1969." in Landsberger (ed.) Rural Protest (NY, 1973), pp. 316-50.

Johnstone, Diana. "Poland's workers now have a say," In These Times (9/10/80):&.

Kenney, Padraic. "The gender of resistance in Communist Poland," American Historical Review 104,2 (4/99):399-425.

Lee, Eric. "Polish workers take on state," In these Times (39/3/80):3.

Moscato, Antonio. "Polonia: las redes de la fe," Nexos [Mexico City] 421 (6/81):39-45.

Ost, David. "Solidarity & the Church part ways," In These Times (3/9/83):15.

Porter, Brian A. "The social nation & its futures: English liberalism & Polish nationalism in late 19th-c. Warsaw," American Historical Review 101,5 (12/96):1470-1491.

Przeworski, Adam. "Promise & progress in Poland," In These Times 11/12/80).

__________. "The idea of democracy is contagious," In These Times (11/19/80).

__________. "The dynamic of public support for economic reforms in Poland," Comparative Political Studies (1996).

Singer, Daniel. "Looking for a 'historic compromise'" & "The market is the new religion," Nation (12/19/88):1,684-87 & (12/16/88):718-22. Two-part report on journey to Poland in Solidarity years

__________. "When the people took the stage," Nation (11/1/99):11-13.

Skolny, Michael. "Revolution in Poland," Monthly Review 33,2 (6/81):1-21.

Sweezy, Paul M. "The suppression of the Polish workers movement," Monthly Review (1/83):27-30.

Szczypiorski, Andrej. "Poland: the fiction & the reality," Index on Censorship Vol. 8 (6/ 79) :4-5.

Tighe, Carl. "Render unto Caesar: Church & State in Poland," Monthly Review 38,7 (12/86):20-30

Tighe, Carl. "Poland & 'socialism'," Monthly Review (5/87):33-42.

Vale, M. Poland: The State of the Nation (London:Pluto, 1981).

Warszawski, Dawid. "An open letter from Solidarity to the left," In These Times (11/3-9/82):17.

Wechsler, Lawrence. "To have & to have not," Mother Jones (12/88):18-24,56.

Wolff, Larry. "Dynastic conservatism & poetic violence in fin-de-siècle Cracow: the Habsburg matrix of Polish modernity," American Historical Review 106,3 (6/01):735-64.

Zarembka, Paul. "Poland: the deepening crisis in the summer of 1992," Monthly Review 44,8 (1/93):21-29.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Berend, Ivan T. History Derailed: Central & Eastern Europe in the Long 19th C. (Berkeley: U. California, 2003).

Brandys, Kazimierez. A Question of Reality (London: Blond & Briggs, 1981).

_________________. A Warsaw Diary (London: Chatto & Windus,1984).

Breton, Raymond & Others (eds.) National Survival in Dependent Societies: Social Change in Canada & Poland (Ottawa: Carleton U., 1990).

Checinski, Michael. Terror & Politics in Communist Poland (Jerusalem: Hebrew U. Soviet & East European Research Center, 1983).

Cirtautas, The Polish Solidarity Movement: Revolution, Democracy, & Natural Rights (NY: Routledge, 1997).

Davies, Norman. God's Playground: A History of Poland (2 vols.; NY: Columbia, 1982).

Davies, Norman. Heart of Europe: The Past in Poland’s Present (NY: Oxford, 2001).

Feffer, John. Shock Waves: Eastern Europe after the Revolutions (Monroe ME: South End, 199?).

Goodwyn, Lawerence. Breaking the Barrier: The Rise of Solidarity in Poland (NY: Oxford, 1992).

Gross, Jan T. Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland (Princeton NJ: Princeton U., 2001).

Kaminski, Marek M. Games Prisoners Play: The Tragicomic Worlds of Polish Prison (Princeton NJ: Princeton, 2004).

Kapuscinski, Ryszard. The Soccer War (NY: Knopf, 1991). Polish correspondent's memoir of reporting on 27 wars & revolutions.

Lukas, Richard C. Did the Children Cry? Hitler's War Against Jewish & Polish Children, 1939-1945 (NY, 1994).

MacEachin, Douglas J. US Intelligence & the Confrontation in Poland, 1980-1981 (University Park: Pennsylvania State U, 2003).

Mackney, Paul. Birmingham & the Miners' Strike: The Story of a Solidarity Movement (Birmingham: Birmingham Trades Union Council, 1987).

Michnik, Adam. Letters from Prison & Other Essays (Berkeley: U. California, 1985).

Paczkowski, Andrezej. The Spring Will Be Ours: Poland & the Poles from Occupation to Freedom (University Park: Pennsylvania State U, 2003).

Petula, Jan. Revolución y contrarevolución en Polonia (1980-1983) (México, 1984).

Porter, Brian. When Nationalism Began to Hate: Imagining Modern Politics in Nineteenth-Century Poland (NY: Oxford, 2002).

Sierakowiak, Dawid & Alan Adelson (ed.) The Diary of Dawid Sierakowiak: Five Notebooks From the Lodz Ghetto (NY: Oxford, 1996).

Singer, Daniel. The Road to Gdansk: Poland & the USSR (NY: Monthly Review, 1981).

Stachura, Peter D. Poland, 1918-1945: An Interpretive & Documentary History of the Second Republic (NY: Routledge, 2004).

__________. The Poles in Britain, 1940-2000: From Betrayal to Assimilation (London: Frank Cass, 2004).

Starski, Stanislaw. Class Struggle in Classless Poland (Boston: South End, 1982).

Tec, Nechama. Dry Tears: The Story of a Lost Childhood (NY: Oxford, 1984).

___________. When Light Pierced the Darkness: Christian Rescue of Jews in Nazi-Occupied Poland (NY: Oxford, 1986).

Touraine, Alan & Others. Solidarity: The Analysis of a Social Movement, 1980-1981 (trans. David Denby; NY: Cambridge, 1983).

Wechsler, Lawrence. Solidarity: Poland in the Season of Its Passion (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1982).

__________. The Passion of Poland: From Solidarity through the State of War (NY: Pantheon, 1984).

Wightman, Gordon (ed.) Party Formation in East-Central Europe: Post-Communist Politics in Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland & Bulgaria (Brookfield VT: E. Elgar, 1995).

In the Library: Fiction

Ackerman, Diane. The Zookeeper's Wife (NY: Norton, 2007). Novel about Warsaw & an effort to save Jews from Holocaust before & during World War II.

Grass, Gunter. The Call of the Toad (NY: Harcourt, Brace & Jovanovich, 1992).

Halikowska, Theresa & George Hyde (eds.) The Eagle & the Crow: Modern Polish Short Stories (NY: Serpent's Tail, 1996).

Konwicki, Tadeusz. A Minor Apocalypse [1979] (trans. Richard Lourie; NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1993).

O'Connell, Fergus. Call the Swallow (Cork: Collins, 2002). Polish Jews & Holocaust.

Silva, Linda Kay. Tory's Tuesday (San Diego: Paradigm, 1992).

In the Library: For Young Readers

Craig, Mary. Lech Walesa: The Leader of Solidarity & Campaigner for Freedom & Human Rights in Poland (Milwaukee: G. Stevens, 1990).

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Photography

Dobroszycki, Lucjan & Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett. Image Before My Eyes: A Photographic History of Jewish Life in Poland, 1864-1939 (NY: Schocken, 1979).

CD & Audio:

Film & Video:

"The Pianist" [2002], dir. Roman Polanski, 150m. In video stores.

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