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The Catholic Church in Communist Poland, 1945-1985
The Catholic Church in Communist Poland, 1945-1985
By Ronald C. Monticone
East European Monographs, 1986, 227 pp

Thorough study of the Polish press and of Radio Free Europe research reports, plus interviews with well-chosen respondents, make this academic monograph a good survey for English-language readers of a complex and multifaceted subject. It is still an outsider's account, however, far from capturing the drama of the conflict or the personalities of the leading actors.