Reviews of Books

At the crossroads

Saturday 15 November 2003 The Guardian, Angus McQueen
Rising '44

Ever since his remarkable history of Poland, God's Playground, Davies has been widely recognised as the historian of that benighted country. Now he has used the forthcoming 60th anniversary of the uprising not only to provide a comprehensive account but to make us rethink the central trauma of the 20th century - the conflict between democracies and the totalitarian fantasies of fascism and communism. Davies places the rising firmly at the crossroads between the defeat of Hitler and the beginning of the cold war. 

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