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The Resource Story of a secret state : my report to the world, Jan Karski ; foreword by Madeleine Albright

Story of a secret state : my report to the world, Jan Karski ; foreword by Madeleine Albright

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Story of a secret state : my report to the world
Title
Story of a secret state
Title remainder
my report to the world
Statement of responsibility
Jan Karski ; foreword by Madeleine Albright
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Karski, who was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012, served as a liaison officer and courier of the Polish Underground during WWII and brought the first eyewitness accounts of the Nazi death camps to the outside world. Full of alternate identities, daring escapes, and heroism, his memoir details the operations of the Polish government in exile as part of a larger network of clandestine resistance organizations. The book was a bestseller when it was first published in 1944. This reprint of the 2010 edition follows the text of the original 1944 US edition, supplemented with translations of additional material provided by the author in 1999 for the Polish edition. This edition includes previously unpublished b&w historical photos, documents, and letters, plus a glossary. This edition also includes a foreword by Madeleine Albright, a biographical essay by a Yale historian, and an afterword by Zbigniew Brzezinski. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10171358
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.53438092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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my report to the world
Label
Story of a secret state : my report to the world, Jan Karski ; foreword by Madeleine Albright
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Publication
Note
  • Originally published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company, 1944
  • "Follows the text of the original 1944 US edition ... supplemented with translations of additional material provided by the author in 1999 for the Polish edition"--p. xi
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 397-400) and index
Contents
Biographical essay of Jan Karski / by Timothy Snyder -- Defeat -- Prisoner in Russia -- Exchange and escape -- Devastated Poland -- The beginning -- Transformation -- Initiation -- Borecki -- Contact between cells -- Mission to France -- The underground state -- Caught by the Gestapo -- Torture -- The SS hospital -- Rescue -- The "gardener" -- Propaganda from the country -- Execution of a traitor -- The four branches of the underground -- The Laskowa apartment -- Assignment in Lublin -- Retribution -- The secret press -- My "conspiratorial apparatus" -- The liaison women -- Marriage per procuram -- School-- underground -- Parliament in Poland -- The ghetto -- "To die in agony-- " -- Unter den Linden revisited -- Journey through France and Spain -- My report to the world
Control code
813220862
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 414 p., [13] p. of plates
Isbn
9781589019836
Lccn
2012037549
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)813220862
Label
Story of a secret state : my report to the world, Jan Karski ; foreword by Madeleine Albright
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company, 1944
  • "Follows the text of the original 1944 US edition ... supplemented with translations of additional material provided by the author in 1999 for the Polish edition"--p. xi
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 397-400) and index
Contents
Biographical essay of Jan Karski / by Timothy Snyder -- Defeat -- Prisoner in Russia -- Exchange and escape -- Devastated Poland -- The beginning -- Transformation -- Initiation -- Borecki -- Contact between cells -- Mission to France -- The underground state -- Caught by the Gestapo -- Torture -- The SS hospital -- Rescue -- The "gardener" -- Propaganda from the country -- Execution of a traitor -- The four branches of the underground -- The Laskowa apartment -- Assignment in Lublin -- Retribution -- The secret press -- My "conspiratorial apparatus" -- The liaison women -- Marriage per procuram -- School-- underground -- Parliament in Poland -- The ghetto -- "To die in agony-- " -- Unter den Linden revisited -- Journey through France and Spain -- My report to the world
Control code
813220862
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 414 p., [13] p. of plates
Isbn
9781589019836
Lccn
2012037549
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)813220862

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