"Deeply moving . . . A detailed narrative of the brutal crushing of the uprising as seen through civilian eyes . . . Warsaw 1944 is an important contribution to a tragic literature." —The Wall Street Journal "I did not think that a new book on the Warsaw Uprising would be able to say much that was new. I was completely wrong. This will be the definitive work on the topic for many years to come."—Antony Polonsky, author of The Jews in Poland and Russia "This beautifully written and judicious work is by far the best account of the Warsaw Uprising to date. Drawing upon a wealth of archives and interviews, Alexandra Richie meticulously traces the shocking details of the uprising from its planning stages to its sad end. The book vividly and in great detail describes the heroism and suffering of the people of Warsaw in their struggle against the Nazis without neglecting to address wider issues such as the causes of the uprising, Stalin's criminal refusal to assist it in any way, and the equally criminal Anglo-American unwillingness to put pressure on Stalin. This is required reading for anybody interested in the history of the twentieth century." Christopher W. A. Szpilman, Professor of Modern Japanese History at Kyushu Sangyo University, and son of Wladyslaw Szpilman, survivor of the Warsaw Uprising and author of The Pianist
Alexandra Richie is the author of Faust’s Metropolis, a comprehensive cultural and political history of Berlin that Publishers Weekly named one of the top ten books of 1999. She currently lives in Warsaw with her husband, Wladyslaw Bartoszewski.