Books of Interest [Book Picture]

Am I a Murderer? by Calel Perehodnik, translation by Frank Fox (the testament of a Jewish ghetto policeman)
Submitted by Peter Obst

Comix ---- A sampler of comix or "graphic novels"
Submitted by Peter Obst

From Paderewski to Penderecki by Paul Krzywicki (about Polish musicians in Philadelphia)
Submitted by Peter Obst

Heroes of Solidarity by Dr. Casimir Kowalski (about the founders of Solidarity)
Submitted by Peter Obst

I Saw Poland Betrayed by Ambassador Arthur Bliss Lane (Ambassador protests Poland's abandonment by Allies after WWII)
Submitted by J. Perna

The Lightness of Being by Frank Wilczek (the Nobel prize laureate talks about his theories of matter and existance)
Submitted by Debbie Majka

The Katyn Order by Douglas W. Jacobson (about the events that followed the Katyn Massacre)
Submitted by S. Paul Bosse

A Man Who Spanned Two Eras by Jozef Glomb (bio of famous Polish bridge building engineer)
Submitted by Peter Obst

Michelangelo in Ravensbruck by Karolina Lanckoronska (one woman's war against the Nazis)
Submitted by Mary Flanagan

Monuments and Memorials of Philadelphia by Allan M. Heller (Philadelphia statues including Pol-Am monuments)
Submitted by Peter Obst

Obsessive Genius by Barbara Goldsmith (bio of Madame Curie famous Polish scientist and radioactivity researcher)
Submitted by Debbie Majka

On the Shoulders of Giants by Steven Hawking (the gradual development of scientific knowledge)
Submitted by Kopernik Cultural Society of Broome County, NY

Opposite Poles by Mary Patrice Erdmans (immigrants and ethnics in Polish Chicago 1976-1990)
Submitted by Peter Obst

The Polish American Encyclopedia edited by James Pula (a book of information about Polish-America and its members)
Submitted by Edmond Darboski

Rag and Bone by James R. Benn (a Billy Boyle WWII mystery with a Katyn subplot)
Submitted by Debbie Majka

A Secret Life by Benjamin Weiser (true story of how Ryszard Kuklinski spied for the CIA)
Submitted by Peter Obst

A Question of Honor by Lynne Olson and Stanley Cloud (story of Polish Air Force in Great Britain, before, during and after WWII)
Submitted by Kopernik Cultural Society of Broome County, NY

Quiet Hero by Rita Cosby (her father's experiences in WWII)
Submitted by Peter Obst

Quo_Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz (classic novel of Christian martyrs in Nero's Rome)
Submitted by Edmond Darboski




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Films of Interest

Casimir Pulaski: Polish and American Hero by Jolanta Kessler Chojecka (Pulaski's life story)
Submitted by S. Paul Bosse

ACPC Promotional DVD (History and activities of the American Council for Polish Culture)
Submitted by Mary Flanagan

Nine Days that Changed the World by Newt and Calista Gingrich (documentary about the role of Pope John Paul II in world history)
Submitted by Teresa G. Wojcik

Gran Torino by Clint Eastwood (gruff retired Polish auto-worker defends Asian immigrants)
Submitted by Thad Cooke

Vinci Caper film involving the theft of a Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece
Submitted by Barbara Lemecha