I wish to thank Lidia Zessin-Jurek for her extensive and thoughtful review of my book, Poland: The First Thousand Years. While one can always quibble about details, there is one point of clarification that I wish to make: this book was not written as a textbook--although indeed it can be used as such--but rather as an introduction to Polish history for the educated American reading public. As such I hope it might be more broadly read, especially by those who are interested in the bigger (thousand-year) picture of Polish history (my American colleagues who have written Polish histories have tended to focus on the twentieth century).
Patrice M. Dabrowski
I find 'Poland. The First Thousand Years' indeed a great introduction to the Polish history. As a reviewer I have a real pleasure to recommend it and to congratulate the author on a skillful (with seemigly efortless ease) guiding us through the meandres of a millenium of Polish history. It is rare that the general history book of one country turns into such a captivating read.