counter create hit The Kick of Stalin's Cow: Travels in Post-Communist Poland - Download Free eBook
Hot Best Seller

The Kick of Stalin's Cow: Travels in Post-Communist Poland

Availability: Ready to download

“Applying communism to Poland is like trying to saddle a cow.” - Josef Stalin The Kick of Stalin’s Cow relates the author's relationship with Poland over two decades - as a resident, a teacher and a travel writer who’s made multiple visits to the Central European nation. Over the years, Richards has seen the post-communist nation change enormously as it integrates itself “Applying communism to Poland is like trying to saddle a cow.” - Josef Stalin The Kick of Stalin’s Cow relates the author's relationship with Poland over two decades - as a resident, a teacher and a travel writer who’s made multiple visits to the Central European nation. Over the years, Richards has seen the post-communist nation change enormously as it integrates itself back into the “European family” (as one of his Polish friends put it). In the process, he's admired the Poles’ pride in their achievements, their dark humour and their resilience in times of crisis. The Kick of Stalin’s Cow is a travelogue with an engaging and thoughtful tone, following a trip around Poland with emphasis on three angles: The communist past, including visits to significant communist-era relics and interviews with Poles who lived through the period; contemporary Poland; and the life and work of a travel writer. The resulting book is an insight into contemporary Poland, via a slow-growing love affair with the complex but fascinating Polish past.


Compare

“Applying communism to Poland is like trying to saddle a cow.” - Josef Stalin The Kick of Stalin’s Cow relates the author's relationship with Poland over two decades - as a resident, a teacher and a travel writer who’s made multiple visits to the Central European nation. Over the years, Richards has seen the post-communist nation change enormously as it integrates itself “Applying communism to Poland is like trying to saddle a cow.” - Josef Stalin The Kick of Stalin’s Cow relates the author's relationship with Poland over two decades - as a resident, a teacher and a travel writer who’s made multiple visits to the Central European nation. Over the years, Richards has seen the post-communist nation change enormously as it integrates itself back into the “European family” (as one of his Polish friends put it). In the process, he's admired the Poles’ pride in their achievements, their dark humour and their resilience in times of crisis. The Kick of Stalin’s Cow is a travelogue with an engaging and thoughtful tone, following a trip around Poland with emphasis on three angles: The communist past, including visits to significant communist-era relics and interviews with Poles who lived through the period; contemporary Poland; and the life and work of a travel writer. The resulting book is an insight into contemporary Poland, via a slow-growing love affair with the complex but fascinating Polish past.

7 review for The Kick of Stalin's Cow: Travels in Post-Communist Poland

  1. 5 out of 5

    Diane

  2. 4 out of 5

    Tim Richards

  3. 4 out of 5

    Anna Li

  4. 5 out of 5

    Philip Ide

  5. 5 out of 5

    betty bradley

  6. 4 out of 5

    Krzysiek (Chris)

  7. 4 out of 5

    Maja Soten

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.