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[Spam?] 'The Essential Guide to Being Polish' kindle edition available at reduced price

I am not affiliated with this book, but it has quite good reviews, and since beginning of this year kindle edition is available at reduced price ($2).

From one of its reviews: "The Essential Guide to Being Polish is a cursory introduction to Poland and its people. There are fifty very brief chapters, each dealing with a specific aspect of Polish culture and heritage with suggestions for deeper reading included. This book was written for those with scant knowledge of Poland but even those familiar with the country will appreciate this appealing summary.

The Polish-born, US-raised authors present an honest, objective view of Poland sans the romanticism often found in Polish American publications. Both the honorable and regrettable aspects of Polish history are acknowledged. The book's brief evaluation of contemporary Polish politics, with the struggle of Kaczynski's conservative Catholic nationalism versus Tusk's pro-business, pro-EU centrism, a reflection of Poland's ongoing struggle to define itself after regaining its freedom in 1989, is precisely accurate."

Maybe someone will find it useful. http://www.amazon.com/Essential-Guide-Being-Polish-ebook/dp/B009MYA5V4/

January 8, 2016

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Anna_Elsa_J.

Czemu polityka wkrada się nawet tu? :(

January 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/immery

why politics? I know nothing about the book but it's just a copy-paste of the review from a half a year ago. And i don't believe that posting info about a sale of the highly reccomended book about Poland is about politics, Even if a book is from a certain POV.

January 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Anna_Elsa_J.

"The book's brief evaluation of contemporary Polish politics, with the struggle of Kaczynski's conservative Catholic nationalism versus Tusk's pro-business, pro-EU centrism, a reflection of Poland's ongoing struggle to define itself after regaining its freedom in 1989, is precisely accurate." - This sounds like politics for me :/

January 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/arminia11_web_de

"There are FIFTY very brief chapters, EACH dealing with A specific aspect of Polish culture and heritage with suggestions for deeper reading included"

"The book's BRIEF evaluation of contemporary Polish politics..."

One cannot evaluate a country's ideas without examining its culture and politics. I imagine this book is political, but to think people are just going to talk about cleaning carp and grandma's pierogi is probably naive. Best to know something of a country's history and current events.

September 18, 2017
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