Polish in 4 Weeks Buy 2 and save 10% Our best selling books for learning Polish! These books include short cultural notes which introduce the foreigner to certain aspects of Polish traditions and customs. Volume 1 For Beginners at speaking Polish. The book is accompanied by a CD-ROM with a training program and all dialogue in MP3 format. CD-ROM is formatted for both PC and MAC. SoftCover. Measures 5.0" x 7.0". 440 pages #BK2275 - $39.95Volume 2: For Intermediate Polish speakers. Soft Cover, 5.0" x 7.0". 400 pages, Audio CD. #BK2581 - $34.95Polish-English Computer Translation Software This system analyzes sentences and makes "intelligent" substitutions. Type your text in the top window, press the TRANSLATE button, and your paragraph appears in the bottom window already translated. System Requirements: "PC Pentium processor or compatible, Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7, 512 MB RAM, CD/DVD drive, approx. 300 MB of free disk space. English installation and registration instructions are included. Features: Improved translation quality, full dictionary, saves/archives translations, and more! #LT06 - $139.95Polish Immersion for Beginners (CD-ROM) The learning method is similar to the way you would acquire your own native language. Each word is introduced in a context where meaning is clear and memorable. The spoken and written words are associated with visual images, allowing you to improve your listening comprehension, reading comprehension, spelling, and speaking. You will be authentically immersed in the Polish language with exclusive Panoramic Immersion Scenes and background sounds - mastering Polish in no time at all!System Requirements: . Operating System: Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista . Pentium 200 MMX or better . 64 MB of RAM . DirectX 8.0 or higher . Video card with 8 MB of RAM . Sound card and speakers . CD-ROM drive . Microphone recommended (not included) #L006 -$29.95Intermediate Polish Spelling Exercises Level B1, B2 Nie Ma Rózy Bez Kolców not only offers answers to problems of spelling and punctuation, but it also proposes many ways to practice and reinforce the rules of Polish orthography. In order for the orthographic and punctuation material to be more accessible, these issues have been divided. Softcover, 8" x 11.5", 244 pages, Polish Language Version #BK2709 - $30.95Elementary Polish Grammar Exercises for Level A1 Gramatyka? Dlaczego nie?! is a coursebook of Polish grammar for level A1. It contains 6 lesson units. Exercises included in the textbook, on one hand, have a large diversity, varying degrees of difficulty and quality of merits. The book ends with the answer keys to all 6 units. Softcover, 8" x 11.5", 264 pages, Polish Language Version #BK2710 - $19.95Advanced Polish Grammar Exercises Level B2, C1 This is a textbook directed at the intermediate and advanced levels, but, thanks to the introductory exercises which appear after the discussion of the endings in each case, it can also be used at the treshold level. The student has the chance to systematize his or her thus far acquired knowledge on the subject of noun inflection and vocabulary while the large number of exercises will assist in the automatic application of rules in practice. Softcover, 6.5" x 9.5", 464 pages, Polish Language Version #BK2714 - $33.95Advanced Polish Grammar Exercises Level B2, C1 Kiedys wrócisz tu... : By szkukac swoich dróg i gwiazd Part II is the continuation of "Kiedys wrócisz tu... Part I and includes eight lessons which consist of three parts connected by the following topics: 1. Communication, 2. Reading, 3. Grammar. At the back of the book one can find the key to exercises. The publication includes CD. Softcover, 6.5" x 9.5", 296 pages, Polish Version #BK2715 - $36.95Intermediate Polish Grammar/Verbs Exercises for Level B2 This textbook is a collection of exercises on conjugation, syntax, aspect, and semantic of Polish verbs. Each of its 35 parts opens with a text drawing readers' attention to verbs that will be focused on in the section, to their forms, context in which they appear and also to their connotations. The subsequent exercises are to help students to master their use. Softcover, 6.5" x 9.5", 224 pages, Polish Language Version #BK2711 - $33.95Intermediate Polish Exercises Level B2 Part I with CD This first volume of the well-known textbook is designed for learners of Polish at the intermediate level. The second volume, which is for advanced learners, is in preparation. In this edition, the Communication part has been extended and new exercises to develop this language competence have been added. Softcover, 6.5" x 9.5", 280 pages, Polish Language Version #BK2712 - $29.95Intermediate Polish Exercises Level B1 with 2 CDs The students using this book will not be starting from scratch, but rather refreshing and organizing knowledge and skills which have become forgotten, or adopting and fixing that which was not previously mastered. This textbook is also addressed to those foreigners who use Polish on a day basis, but have not studied it formally during regular coursework. Softcover, 6.5" x 9.5", 296 pages, Polish Language Version #BK2713 - $45.95Polski Bez problemu!+ Elementary Level A1-A2 (Book & CD-ROM) The course is aimed at English-speaking users who would like to begin learning Polish.After mastering the content of the course, the user is able to communicate easily in Polish in simple everyday situations (A2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: . 400 MHz processor, 256 MB RAM, 400 MB disc space . CD-ROM drive, sound card, microphone . Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 . Internet Explorer 7 or later . any MP3 player. Softcover, 5.3" x 7.5" #SM02 - $49.95Polski Bez problemu!+ Intermediate Level B1 (Book & CD-ROM) The set contains a textbook and a CD-ROM with the multimedia course and MP3 recordings. You can work in the comfort of your own home or thumb through the textbook on a tram or a bus, while listening to dialogues and lists of vocabulary recorded by the Polish native speakers. Presented in English. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: . 400 MHz processor, 256 MB RAM, 400 MB disc space . CD-ROM drive, sound card, microphone . Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 . Internet Explorer 7 or later . any MP3 player. Softcover, 5.3" x 7.5" #SM03 - $49.95Mobile Polish Phrase Book + CD-ROM This course will help you master the basics. Its contents are divided into 10 chapters: Basic expressions, Traveling, Accommodation, Food, Getting to know someone, Shopping and services, Sightseeing, At the doctor's, At the police station, Sign boards. Each chapter can be individually selected for learning from the content tree.SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: . 400 MHz processor, 256 MB RAM . CD-ROM drive, sound card, microphone . Windows 2000 SP3, XP or Vista . any MP3 player . 232 pages, paperback book measuring 5.5" x 4.0". #SM01 - $19.95Learning PolishBooks and Software to aid learning for every skill level.Tance malowane - Polish Dance Song & Coloring Book with CD Tance malowane is a dance coloring book aimed at children which includes music and verses. The back of the book has corresponding dance moves clearly diagrammed for each song. As an added bonus there are four sheets of card stock with color sketches of male and female dancers in bright color costumes from different Polish regions. These can be cut out and used as playing cards. Softcover, 8" x 11.5", 84 pages, Polish Language Version #BK2708 - $17.95Advanced Polish Exercises for Listening Comprehension +CD Ksiezyc w butonierce is a collection of exercises for foreign learners of Polish at the advanced level based on song lyrics by Andrzej Sikorowski and accompanied by a CD with the songs performed by the Pod Buda. The exercises are designed for those who already have a good command of Polish and their aim is to help develop listening comprehension skills. . Softcover, 8" x 11.5", 76 pages, with illustrations, Polish Language Version. #BK2707 - $17.95NEWNEWNEWNEWNEWNEWNEWNEWNEW16Visit us at www.PolandByMail.com for more language learning tools!
303 Squadron: Legendary Battle of Britain Fighter Squadron By Arkady Fiedler Thrilling story of the celebrated squadron of Polish fighter pilots whose superb daring and aerial combat skills helped save England during its most desperate hours. The 303 "Kosciuszko" Squadron flew with the RAF, downing three times the average RAF score, while incurring only one-third the average casualties during the Battle of Britain. The pilots of 303 Squadron were lionized by the British press, congratulated by the King and adored by the British public. Hardcover. . 304 pages . 6.4" x 9.25". #BK2696 - $27.95Mermaid & Messerschmitt: War Through a Womans Eyes 1939-40 By Rulka Langer The Mermaid and the Messerschmitt is a rare eyewitness account of the early, chaotic days of World War II-the Nazi invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939, the Siege of Warsaw and the first few months of the Nazi occupation-written by a young working mother. Weaving her story with a masterful use of humor, an occasional bite of sarcasm and a large dose of honesty, Langer paints a vivid picture of this virtually unknown aspect of World War II Hardcover, 468 pgs. 6.4" x 9.25". #BK2694 - $29.95A Guide to Philosophy in Six Hours and Fifteen Minutes By Witold Gombrowicz Gombrowicz's works were considered scandalous and subversive by the ruling powers in Poland and were banned for nearly forty years. He spent his last years in France teaching philosophy; this book is a series of reflections based on his lectures. Gombrowicz discusses Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Sartre, and Heidegger in six "one-hour" essays and addresses Marxism in a shorter "fifteen-minute" piece. Soft cover, 111 pgs. 5" x 7.75". English Version #BK2729 - $15.00Ferdydurke By Witold Gombrowicz In this bitterly funny novel by the renowned Polish author Witold Gombrowicz. a writer finds himself tossed into a chaotic world of schoolboys by a diabolical professor who wishes to reduce him to childishness. Originally published in Poland in 1937. Ferdydurke became an instant literary sensation and catapulted the young author to fame. Deemed scandalous and subversive by Nazis. Stalinists. and the Polish Communist regime in turn. The novel (as well as all of Gombrowicz's other works) was officially banned in Poland for decades. Soft cover,281 pgs. 5" x 7.75". English Language Version #BK2725 - $14.95Poland: Proud History, Great Future (Bilingual) This bilingual Polish/English book presents both historical and contemporary Poland with vivid photography. These pictures testify to the greatness of Poland, present strength of her national character and show her tough struggle for freedom through the centuries. With 300 full color pictures this hardcover volume is both a great source of information, and coffee table decoration. Hardcover, 272 pgs. 10.25" x 14" . Bilingual Polish / English Language Version #BK2185 - $39.95Trans-Atlantyk by Witold Gombrowicz By Witold Gombrowicz First published in Paris in 1953, it is based on the author's experience of being caught in Argentina at the outbreak of World War II. The narrator finds himself alone, without family and friends, at odds with the Argentinian literary world and with Polish TmigrT society. He explores with prophetic vision the modern predicament of exile and displacement in a disintegrating world. Soft cover, 5.5" x 8.25", 122 pages, English Language Version. #BK2727 - $17.00Fifteen Modern Polish Short Stories Text by Alexander M. Schenker All of the stories, which were written within the last twenty-five years, are set in contemporary Poland, and are by authors generally considered to be among the most significant and interesting in post-World War II Poland. Each selection is preceded by an English-language biography and literary appreciation of the author. Problems that might be encountered by the reader are explained in footnotes, and a glossary at the end of the book contains all of the words occurring in the stories. Soft cover, 7.5" x 9.25", 186 pages, English Language Version with polish Short Stories. #BK2728 - $24.00Katyn: A Crime Without Punishment Edited by Anna M. Cienciala, Natalia S. Lebedeva, and Wojciech Materski The 14,500 Polish army officers, police, gendarmes, and civilians taken prisoner by the Red Army when it invaded eastern Poland in September 1939 were held in three special NKVD camps and executed at three different sites in spring 1940. Three leading historians of the NKVD massacres now present documents, with introductions and notes by Anna M. Cienciala, that detail the Soviet killings, the elaborate cover-up, the admission of the truth, and more. Hardcover, 6.4" x 9.5", 563 pgs. English Language version. #BK2730 - $50.00Katyn: Stalin's Massacre & the Triumph of Truth By Allen Paul Twenty years ago, Allen Paul wrote the first post-communist account of one of the greatest but least-known tragedies of the 20th century: Stalin's annihilation of Poland's officer corps and massive deportation of so-called "bourgeoisie elements" to Siberia. Paul's updated account includes recently translated documents from Russian military archives, eyewitness accounts, and more published here for the first time that confirm that the U.S. cover-up of the crime continued long after the war ended. Hardcover. 9"x 6". 430 pgs. English Language Version. #BK2647 - $24.95No Greater Ally: The Untold Story of Poland's Forces in WWII By Kenneth K. Koskodan In a cruel twist of history the monumental struggles of an entire nation have been forgotten, and intentionally obscured. This book gives a comprehensive overview of Poland's participation in World War II. Full of previously unpublished first-hand accounts, information never before seen in English, and rare photographs, this title provides a detailed analysis of the devastation the war brought to Poland, and the final betrayal, when Poland was handed to the Soviet Union. Paperback. 4.75"x7.3". 304 pgs. English language Version. #BK2638 - $14.95Polish Classic Recipes By Laura and Peter Zeranski Hospitality and hearty food are the hallmarks of the Polish dining experience, and traditional Polish cuisine is as rich in flavor as Poland's history is rich in traditions. This beautifully photographed collection of authentic Polish recipes features dozens of favorite dishes from throughout the Eastern European country, as well as preparation techniques, and ingredient selections. Hardcover. 96 pages, 100 color photos. Measuring 8.75" x 8.75. English Language version. #BK2704 - $16.95Ice Road: Epic Journey from the Stalinist Labor Camps...By Stefan WaydenfeldJune 1940. Rousted out of bed in the middle of the night, given thirty minutes to dress and pack, locked in an airless cattle car with dozens of other people, 14-year-old Stefan Waydenfeld and his parents were told by Soviet militia that they were being repatriated from Soviet-occupied eastern Poland to Nazi German-occupied Warsaw - until the next morning, when young Waydenfeld realizes that the sunrise is on the wrong side of the train. Hardcover. . 400 pages . Measuring 6.4" x 9.25". #BK2695 - $28.95Kosciuszko, We Are HereBy Janusz Cisek. This work presents the story of the Kosciuszko Squadron, a small group of American flyers that formed to defend Poland from the Bolshevik armies and to prevent the communist revolution in Russia from uniting with a Germany frustrated by provisions of the Treaty of Versaille. Paperback, 6"x9" , 256 pgs. #BK2577 - $45.00Polish Underground Army...By Michael Alfred PeszkePoland's underground army was organized in occupied Poland in October 1939 and worked until April 1945, hoping to establish a legitimate authority in post-war Poland while liberating territory with the aid of Polish Forces from the west. This military history covers the attempts to integrate the Polish forces into Western strategies Soft Cover, 7" x 10", 244 pgs. #BK2570 - $35.00White Eagle, Red Star: Polish-Soviet War 1919-1920 By Norman Davies In White Eagle, Red Star, distinguished historian Norman Davies gives us a full account of the Polish-Soviet War, with its dramatic climax in August 1920 when the Red Army - sure of victory and pledged to carry the Revolution across Europe to "Water our horses on the Rhine" - was crushed by a devastating Polish attack. Since known as "The Miracle of the Vistula," it remains one of the most crucial conflicts of the Western world. Soft Cover, 6" x 9.2", 336 pgs. #BK2568 - $32.95Books about PolandVisit www.PolandByMail.com for more books from and about Poland.NEWNEWNEWNEWNEWNEWMaps and Shadows By Krysia Jopek Jopek draws on a little known chapter of World War II; the Soviet deportations of 1.5 million innocent Polish civilians to forced labor camps. Maps and Shadows explores the impacts of this shattering experience on the family from four points of view. WINNER of the SILVER AWARD for HISTORICAL FICTION at the 2011 Benjamin Franklin Awards. Hardcover. . 160 pages . Measuring 6.3" x 9.25" . English Version. #BK2697 - $19.951-800-278-939317