A Country in the Moon: Travels in Search of the Heart of Poland

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Granta Books, 2008 - History - 362 pages
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Honouring a deathbed pledge to his uncle, Michael Moran set out to travel the length and breadth of Poland in order to get an up-close perspective of the country. In this poignant and insightful account, he gives an insider’s view of a country set on a path of wrenching change while simultaneously confronting ghosts from the wartime and communist past. In chronicling the resurrection of the nation from war and the Holocaust, Moran paints a portrait of cities lost and gained, monumental castles, primeval forests, and picturesque landscape gardens among the finest yet least-known in Europe. This captivating journey into the heart of Poland is a timely and brilliant celebration of the return to the European fold of a valiant and richly cultured nation.

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Contents

The Eagles Nest
14
Warsaw the Phoenix
29
Remnants of the Old Regime
46
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Michael Moran is the author of Beyond the Coral Sea, shortlisted for the Thomas Cook travel literature prize in 2004.

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