The cover of Poland by James Michener

I just finished listening to Poland by James Michener. It is all Michener, big and sprawling and historic. We have an office in Warsaw and I’ve been a few times. That and a recommendation from a colleague was the inspiration for reading the book. It was full of history I don’t know well and, frankly, found somewhat hard to track. I loved the device of meeting two men and then going back to see the political and personal events that led to those two men being in that time and place.

I do now want to read some histories of the country. It feels like so much was left out.

Other perspectives:

  1. Kirkus did not like it
  2. Neither did the New York Times

Logistics: I bought the audio version from Apple and listened while, yes, walking the dog. Book 06 finished 17 February.

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