Books published by The American Institute of Polish Culture
Now Our Books are available in Print as well as on Kindle!
The American Institute of Polish Culture has just published on Kindle at Amazon.com many of its educational and historical books, some that have been unavailable to purchase for a long time. For a nominal fee, you can now download the story of Maria Sklodowska-Curie or read about the Polish heroes of America’s first settlement, Jamestown, among others.
Give the gift of knowledge to your friends and family, and treat yourself. E-books are an excellent gift idea for graduates, students, and for anyone who loves to read. And Kindle books are easily accessible – they can be read on a smart phone, Iphone, tablet, ipad, and a computer.
Click on the Amazon Links provided to find AIPC’s Kindle books at Amazon, or you can purchase a hard copy of most of them below. All sales proceeds will go right back into helping us continue offering the great educational and cultural events we have been offering for nearly 45 years.
Laurence Grimald Gozliski, born in Poland 1530 died 1607, polish nobelman, Bishop of Poznań. The Accomplished Senator book was dedicated to Polish King Zygmunt August. The book proved immensely important in Britain among forces opposed to the Tudor monarchy; it was widely quoted and cited in opposition pamphlets and leaflets during the period leading up to the British Civil Wars of the 1640s. Read More
As the eight-century-old Polish Republic was entering into its hundred-twenty-three-year eclipse as a political entity, on the other side of the ocean there was springing to independent life a young people, the bulk of them settled there for no more than a few generations. A joint consideration of these two historical events, an attempt to associate in any fashion countries spatially so distant from one another — particularly while having before one’s eyes our contemporary economic-political map of the world — is likely to induce a sense of ludicrous mis-juxtaposition. Accordingly it is helpful to bear in mind that the relative situations of these two countries in the world today are not those of the period when the Polish Republic slid into eclipse and the United States rose to the dignity of nationhood. Read More
The high noon of Poland's history, the period which brought the nation to the pinnacle of its political growth and its culture to a golden age, setting the pattern for centuries to come, is brilliantly described by Pawel Jasienica. Read more
The third volume, translated by Alexander Jordan especially for the American Institute of Polish Culture - as were the preceding ones, Piast Poland and Jagiellonian - was published by the Institute and is called "The Commonwealth of Both Nations," because Poland and Lithuania entered in 1569 the Union of Lublin, which made them a federation. Read more
The fourth volume of Pawel Jasienica's magnificent epos of Polish history, "Calamity of the Realm," covers part of the 17th century and deals with a multitude of wars with Muscovy, Sweden, the Tartars, Cossacks, and Turks. It also describes the complex relations between Poland and France.Read more
The fifth and last volume of Jasienica's history of Poland covers the period from the death in 1696 of King Jan Sobieski to 1797 - the partition of the Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania by Russia, Prussia and Austria. Read More
Probably few of his contemporaries had as intimate a relationship with Joseph Conrad as his fellow Pole and lifelong friend, Joseph H. Retinger. Retinger's life paralleled closely that of Conrad. Te both borhey wern in Poland and came as young men to England, where they met when Conrad was beginning to carve for himself the literary career which lifted him to heights of world renown. The two friends moved in the same circles and shared intellectual interests. Their friendship lasted until Conrad's death. Read more
Henryk Sienkiewicz ( 5 May 1846 – 15 November 1916) was a Polish author, novelist and the Nobel Prize laureate. He is best remembered for his historical novels, especially for his internationally known best-seller Quo Vadis (1896). Read more
Dr. Robert Woźniacki, a distinguished historian and educator, is the first American of Polish decent to write a biography of Marie Skłodowska Curie. His previous books, among them "The History of Western Civilization", "Yuma and the Territorial Prison" and "The History of Arizona" have been acclaimed for their clarity and scholarship.Read more
True Heroes of Jamestown by Arthur L. Waldo is a brilliant and controversial record of historical incidents that led to the creation of the U.S.A. What were the true relations for the British coming to America, and why did their two previous expeditions fail? A Waldo's research reveals significant information undiscovered by other historians while discovering the real roots of the United States.Read More
United States Literature is enriched with a new and interesting book on the multi-ethnic and multi-cultural blending of civilizations, so typical in the Western Hemisphere. In this case it refers to Latin America, where Creoles, Mestizos, Amerindians and Negroes live side by side with European settlers some of whom are from Poland. The title of this book, Polish Contributions to Latin American Culture, describes the strong participation of these Slavic settlers in the civilizational development of Spanish – and guese- speaking America..Read More
"Introduction to Poland" by well known Warsaw writer, Olgierd Budrewicz, is the American edition of much acclaimed book that appeared first in 1980 in Polish and since then in several languages in Europe. The book, richly and humorously illustrated by Jerzy Flisak, is a must for Americans of Polish descent and for all interested in things Polish. It is highly personal, emotional but extremely informative introduction to Poland, Polish towns and villages, historical places and history of the Polish nation. it tells you - or reminds you - of Polish humor, hospitality, sense of time, ghosts, mathematics, vodka, mushrooms, etc. More than 50 towns and villages worth a visit are mentioned in the book which has five sub-chapters.Read More
August 26, 1982, marked 600 years - as tradition has it - since the Miraculous Image of Our Lady arrived at Jasna Gora. It is said to have been donated by the Byzantine Emperor to the Ruthenian Duke Lev as a reward for the latter's services, and for 500 years adorned the castle in the Ruthenian town of Belz, to be brought to Poland by Wladyslaw. Read More