Rising '44

Rising '44 : The Battle for Warsaw

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One of the most dramatic and shameful episodes in World War II was the doomed Warsaw uprising of 1944--an uprising that failed because the Allies betrayed it. Now that story comes to its full terrible life in this gripping account by the bestselling historian Norman Davies.In August 1944, encouraged by the advance of the Red Army, the Polish Resistance poured forty thousand fighters into the streets of Warsaw to reclaim the city from the hated Germans. But Stalin condemned the uprising as a criminal venture. For sixty-three days the Wehrmacht methodically set about crushing the rebellion and destroying the city. Following the battle's desperate progress through the cellars and sewers of Warsaw, Rising '44 retrieves its subject from the shadows of history, revealing its pivotal importance to the outcome of World War II and the Cold War that followed.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 752 pages
  • 144.8 x 210.8 x 40.6mm | 725.76g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0143035401
  • 9780143035404
  • 427,756

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"Davies reveals a comprehensive design, tremendous narrative power a remarkable gift for compression, and a shrewd sense of overall balance."
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About Norman Davies

Norman Davies is a supernumerary Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, Fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Historical Society, and Professor Emeritus at London University. His books include Europe: A History (a New York Times Notable Book), The Isles: A History, and the definitive history of Poland, God's Playground.
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Table of contents

Rising '44Foreword
List of Illustrations
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Part One. Before the Rising
Chapter I: The Allied Coalition
Chapter II: The German Occupation
Chapter III: Eastern Approaches
Chapter IV: Resistance
Part Two. The Rising
Chapter V: The Warsaw Rising
Outbreak; Impasse; Attrition; Junction; Finale
Part Three. After the Rising
Chapter VI: Vae Victis: Woe to the Defeated, 1944-45
Chapter VII: Stalinist Repression, 1945-56
Chapter VIII: Echoes of the Rising, 1956-2000
Interim Report
Notes to Capsules
Notes to Appendices
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