Add this book to bookshelf
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Spinner ae25b23ec1304e55286f349b58b08b50e88aad5748913a7eb729246ffefa31c9
A Death in the Forest: The US Congress Investigates the Murder of 22000 Polish Prisoners of War in the Katyn Massacres of 1940 - Was Stalin or Hitler Guilty? - cover

A Death in the Forest: The US Congress Investigates the Murder of 22000 Polish Prisoners of War in the Katyn Massacres of 1940 - Was Stalin or Hitler Guilty?

Daniel Ford

Publisher: Warbird Books

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Summary

In September 1939, Germany and the Soviet Union invaded and occupied the republic of Poland, dividing the country between them. Some two hundred thousand Polish soldiers became prisoners of war in Russian camps, which were often converted monasteries. In March 1940, Joseph Stalin approved a plan to murder twenty-two thousand officers, sergeants, and civilian intellectuals, the better to deprive eastern Poland of the men who might contest communist rule when the eastern half of the country was incorporated into the Soviet Union.
 

	After the German invasion of Russia the following year, the first mass graves were uncovered and revealed to the world by Nazi propagandists. The Russians in turn blamed the atrocity on the Germans, claiming that the bodies were actually Jews dressed in Polish uniforms. Britain and the United States accepted this fabrication so as not to harm their alliance with the Soviet Union. But in 1952 the U.S. Congress convened hearings that convincingly laid the murders at the doorstep of Stalin himself. This is the story of those findings.

Who read this book also read:

  • The Business of Naming Things - cover

    The Business of Naming Things

    Michael Coffey

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    “Riveting . . . vibrant and unsparing.” —Publishers Weekly (starred and boxed review)“Superb. . . . Startlingly original.” —Library Journal (starred review)“Once I started reading these stories, I couldn’t stop. They absorbed me thoroughly, with their taut narratives and evocative language—the language of a poet.” —JAY PARINI, author of Jesus: The Human Face of God and The Last Station“Sherwood Anderson would recognize this world of lonely, longing characters, whose surface lives Coffey tenderly plumbs. These beautiful stories—spare, rich, wise and compelling—go to the heart.” —FREDERIC TUTEN, author of Self Portraits: Fictions and Tintin in the New World“Whether [Coffey is] writing about a sinning priest or a man who’s made a career out of branding or about himself, we can smell Coffey’s protagonists and feel their breath on our cheek. Like Chekhov, he must be a notebook writer; how else to explain the strange quirks and the perfect but unaccountable details that animate these intimate portraits?”  —EDMUND WHITE, author of Inside a Pearl and A Boy’s Own StoryAmong these eight stories, a fan of writer (and fellow adoptee) Harold Brodkey gains an audience with him at his life’s end, two pals take a Joycean sojourn, a man whose business is naming things meets a woman who may not be what she seems, and a father discovers his son is a suspect in an assassination attempt on the president. In each tale, Michael Coffey’s exquisite attention to character underlies the brutally honest perspectives of his disenchanted fathers, damaged sons, and orphans left feeling perpetually disconnected.Michael Coffey is the author of three books of poems and 27 Men Out, a book about baseball’s perfect games. He also co-edited The Irish in America, a book about Irish immigration to America, which was a companion volume to a PBS documentary series. He divides his time between Manhattan and Bolton Landing, New York. The Business of Naming Things is his first work of fiction.
    Show book
  • Spy the Lie - How to spot deception the CIA way - cover

    Spy the Lie - How to spot...

    Philip Houston, Mike Floyd,...

    • 0
    • 4
    • 0
    Identify the signs
    Ask the right questions
    Get to the truth
    
    Spy the Lie is a fascinating study of deception and a comprehensive lesson in how to identify and combat it.
    
    
    Featuring case studies based on the authors’ real-life experiences in the field – involving ‘turned’ assets, KGB moles and criminal government officials – it reveals the methodology developed and used by the CIA to detect deception in the realms of counterterrorism and criminal investigation, and shows you how you can apply these techniques in your daily life.
    
    
    Whether hiring a new employee, investing money, knowing whether your boss is being straight with you, or finding out what your kids have been up to, this ingenious book will enable you to identify deceptive behavior in all its forms, and show you the techniques that will help you reach the truth.
    Show book
  • Charlemagne and Louis the Pious - Lives by Einhard Notker Ermoldus Thegan and the Astronomer - cover

    Charlemagne and Louis the Pious...

    Thomas F. X. Noble

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Carolingian historical texts have long stood at the base of our modern knowledge about the eighth and ninth centuries. The ninth century gave birth to a new revival of secular biography, which has come to be recognized as one of the brightest bands in the spectrum of Carolingian historical writing. This collection brings together, for the first time in one volume, the five royal/imperial biographies written during the Carolingian period. 
    Thomas F. X. Noble’s new English translations of these five important texts—Einhard’s Life of Emperor Charles, Notker’s Deeds of Charles the Great, Ermoldus Nigellus’s Poem in Honor of Louis, Thegan’s Deeds of Emperor Louis, and the Life of Louis by “the Astronomer”—are each accompanied by a short introduction and a note on “Essential Reading.” Offering details on matters of style, sources used by the author, and the influence, if any, exerted by the text, Noble provides a context for each translation without compromising the author’s intended voice. By “reuniting” these five essential medieval texts in an English translation, this volume makes these voices accessible to scholars and non-experts alike throughout the Anglophone world.
    Show book
  • Hidden Secrets of Infertility and Natural Ways to Overcome Them - cover

    Hidden Secrets of Infertility...

    John Gahan

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    For those who have never experienced it, the heartbreak of infertility is difficult to put into words.  Of course, you know you'll be good parents.  But yet you look around your house and there are no children to call your own. 
    You go outside.  You see happy children, happy couples and happy families.  Why aren't you one of them? 
    Is it fair? 
    Of course not.  But that's the bad news.  You're infertile.  There is a silver lining -- at least that's what you keep telling yourself.  And that's the fact that the time period in which you live is blessed with the most modern technology, making even the seemingly impossible act for you -- getting pregnant -- a possibility. 
    And as long as you haven't exhausted all your possibilities, you're going to keep hoping and praying that one day -- very soon -- you will be pregnant. 
    And that's not false hope. If you would have lived a hundred years ago, your infertility would have been a foregone conclusion.  Today a wide variety of options are at your disposal that may very well help you turn the corner from childless to loving parent. 
    And while I'm talking right now specifically about modern conventional -- in some cases high tech -- treatments.  Those aren't the only options available to you. 
    Don't dismiss out of hand the seemingly simple, common sense ideas that may come your way as well.  These very many times come in the form of a more natural approach. 
    You Are Not Alone 
    I'm sure this doesn't make you feel any better, but you're not alone in what must surely seem to you at times as a desperate attempt to conceive and give birth. 
    Consider the following statistics if you will.  There are approximately 7.3 million women between the ages of 15 to 44 -- those peak childbearing ages who experience some problems with getting pregnant.  These individuals are not infertile, but they are, nonetheless, experiencing problems conceiving. 
    Another 2 million women or roughly 7 ½ percent of the population in the 15 to 44 demographic are, indeed, infertile. 
    It's for these women and their partners that this book is written.  No on can imagine the individual heartbreak each couple is experiencing.  And no one for sure really knows how many unions have been broken due to infertility problems. 
    The scope of the problem, the many facets of the subject -- by sheer volume alone -- prevents any in depth presentation of the problems and its possible solutions. 
    The book though does represent a jumping off point, if you will, a primer of sorts for the subject of infertility, providing you with the start of an overall wide ranging education. 
    Think of Hidden Secrets of Infertility as your introduction to the topic -- your first along a journey in your attempt to define and solve your problem.   
    In addition to the chapters on causes, treatment -- both conventional and alternative - you'll find resources.  They are your next step solving your infertility problems. 
    Good luck!
    Show book
  • The Medium the Mystic and the Physicist - Toward a General Theory of the Paranormal - cover

    The Medium the Mystic and the...

    Lawrence Leshan

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    First published in 1974, this groundbreaking volume relates field theory of altered states of consciousness and compares the surprisingly similar views of mediums, mystics, and physicists. When renowned psychologist Lawrence LeShan first explored clairvoyance and precognition it shook his belief in everyday reality. As a result, it led him to postulate other states of consciousness, which he calls “Clairvoyant Reality” and “Transpsychic Reality.” Although LeShan was trained in the traditional scientific method, he discovered that these altered realities—including the knowledge of future events, the ability to heal from great distances, and other paranormal phenomena—operated according to their own laws. Filled with mesmerizing case examples, quotations, and observations from LeShan’s own personal experience, The Medium, the Mystic, and the Physicist includes LeShan’s essay, “Human Survival on Biological Death,” where he brings a fresh perspective to the theory of the afterlife. A classic guide for the study of parapsychology, readers will be intrigued by this collection of unique ideas. • A classic in the field, often thought of as the author’s best work • Author is renowned as a psychologist and a leader in the modern study of mind-body interactionAllworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.
    Show book
  • Ruined (TCG Edition) - cover

    Ruined (TCG Edition)

    Lynn Nottage

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama 
    “A powerhouse drama. . . . Lynn Nottage’s beautiful, hideous and unpretentiously important play [is] a shattering, intimate journey into faraway news reports.”—Linda Winer, Newsday 
    “An intense and gripping new drama . . . the kind of new play we desperately need: well-informed and unafraid of the world’s brutalities. Nottage is one of our finest playwrights, a smart, empathetic and daring storyteller who tells a story an audience won’t expect.”—David Cote, Time Out New York 
    A rain forest bar and brothel in the brutally war-torn Congo is the setting for Lynn Nottage’s extraordinary new play. The establishment’s shrewd matriarch, Mama Nadi, keeps peace between customers from both sides of the civil war, as government soldiers and rebel forces alike choose from her inventory of women, many already “ruined” by rape and torture when they were pressed into prostitution. Inspired by interviews she conducted in Africa with Congo refugees, Nottage has crafted an engrossing and uncommonly human story with humor and song served alongside its postcolonial and feminist politics in the rich theatrical tradition of Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage. 
    Lynn Nottage’s plays include Crumbs from the Table of Joy, Fabulation, and Intimate Apparel, winner of the American Theatre Critics’ Steinberg New Play Award and the Francesca Primus Prize. Her plays have been widely produced, with Intimate Apparel receiving more productions than any other play in America during the 2005-2006 season.
    Show book