author Paweł Jasienica
translated by Alexander T. Jordan
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.
A bestseller in Poland, packed with facts, rich in vivid anecdotes, this historical book describes the turning point in Poland’s history – its union with Lithuania, whereby Poland became at one stroke the largest country in Europe at that time. It is a fascinating journey into another era, probing the thoughts and motivations of Polish people, pondering the choices they had to make, and their consequences – some of them reverberating to this day.