The Club invites new members to discuss books in Polish.
The book for the meeting is Rowerem przez II RP by Bernard Newman, published in 2021 by Znak Horyzont. Filled with countless anecdotes, photos and personal observations, the book recounts Bernard Newman’s 3,000km route from Gdańsk to Kraków in 1934. Significant part of the journey traversed the regions that are not Polish anymore, such as the eastern wall legs that included Stanisławów, Lwów, Równe, Pińsk, Grodno and Wilno, or were not Polish at the time, such as East Prussia.
Newman was a recognized lecturer and writer; in fact he published about 100 books on different topics and in different genres. His Polish adventure book was originally printed shortly after the trip under the title Pedaling Poland. His interest in the new country of Poland and its inhabitants of different walks of life make this book a fascinating portrait of a country that does not exist anymore.
Please note: the club meetings are in Polish
More: about the book and the author
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