Międzymorze – Ziemowit Szczerek

If you are not from Central or Eastern Europe do not try to pronounce the title and the name of the author it may cause permanent damage. The title of this book refers to a political concept known in English as Intermarium (the literal translation would be 'Between-seas') which proposed creating a federation of Central …

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The Solace of Open Spaces – Gretel Ehrlich – Quotes

Space represents sanity, not a life purified, dull, or "spaced out" but one that might accommodate intelligently any idea of situation. From the clayey soil of northern Wyoming is mined bentonite, which is used as a filler in candy, gum, and lipstick. We Americans are great on fillers, as if what we have, what we …

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To jest napad! Czyli kawalek nieznanej historii Ameryki – Marek Wałkuski

As always in case of foreign books let's start with the title: This is a robbery! A piece of unknown American history. As you can expect it is a book about bank robberies. Marek Wałkuski works as a foreign correspondent for Polish radio Trójka and for years has been sharing stories of various unsuccessful bank …

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Księżyc z Peweksu. O luksusie w PRL – Aleksandra Boćkowska

Let me start by roughly translating the title: The moon from Pewex. About luxury in PRL. This is basically what the book is about, the author tries to define what was considered a luxury in Polish People's Republic (PRL). I was looking forward to that read, as I lived the first six years of my …

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