The most detailed and authentic account of the betrayal of Poland's pre-war government, this covers the war years in...

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The most detailed and authentic account of the betrayal of Poland's pre-war government, this covers the war years in Washington of the ambassador of the Polish Government in Exile, as he watched Poland juggled between England, Russia and the U.S. in high power diplomacy. He began his mission in the glory of Poland's heroic defense and was lulled by a short honeymoon with Russia after the Russo-German clash, but by 1942 he was deep in a courageous, downhill battle marked by decisive Russian victories at the Moscow, Teheran, Yalta conferences, Welles' dismissal, Gen. Bor's abortive uprising in Warsaw, and finally Anglo-American recognition of the Lublin Committee. From his vantage point in Washington Ciechanowski knew, personally and professionally, leading figures and had full reports on international developments. A documentary, of reference rather than news value.

Pub Date: Jan. 23, 1946

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Publisher: Doubleday

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1, 1946