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Bitter Glory: Poland and Its Fate, 1918-1939

Bitter Glory: Poland and Its Fate, 1918-1939

By Richard M. Watt

Simon and Schuster, 1979, 512 pp.

An American popular historian writes objectively and well, and from a solid base in the existing literature, about Pilsudski and Poland's period of independence between the wars. Sympathetic to the Poles but not romantic, for the most part he just tells the story as it moves to its inevitable tragic end.