Poland and the Poles (Classic Reprint)

Poland and the Poles (Classic Reprint)
Poland and the Poles (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Poland and the PolesMy book is based on a study of Poland extending over many years and on personal contact with the Poles during five years' residence in the country. I have attempted to give an unprejudiced account of the Poles and to combat some of the false ideas that are current, inspired by the enemies of the Polish people. A book of this kind cannot be written as a continuous narrative, and must inevitably be a series of essays, in which certain facts are often repeated from different points of view. In Polish proper names I have kept the original forms except for the transliteration of the nasal vowels into on and en. I have used the accepted English forms of the names of well-known towns, such as Warsaw, Cracow, Lemberg, Vilna and Dantzig, but I see no reason to change the Polish name of Poznan into the German form, Posen.The rapid changes in the position of Poland, while I have been writing the book, have made my task difficult. When I began to write, Poland was overrun by the German armies. When I finished, Poland was an independent State. Moreover, my actual knowledge of recent events was scanty, so that the last chapter does not purport to be a final summary of the period, but a mere sketch to bring my book up to date. I have tried, so far as I could, to avoid controversial topics.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.