Crater's Edge: A Family's Epic Journey Through Wartime Russia [NOOK Book]


Russians in 1941 take over Michael Giedroyc's family estate. He and his mother and sister's survival and escape.
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Crater's Edge: A Family's Epic Journey Through Wartime Russia

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Russians in 1941 take over Michael Giedroyc's family estate. He and his mother and sister's survival and escape.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"There are very few survivors of World War II who can match his breadth of knowledge, or produce an account of such class." —Norman Davies, author, Vanished Kingdoms

"Extremely vivid: events observed by a bright little boy, recollected and given their true significance by a mature historian. It is peopled by magnificant characters." —Tablet

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781903071595
  • Publisher: Bene Factum Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 200
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Born into an aristocratic family in what is today Belarus, and after an extraordinary 5 years of survival against the odds, Michal Giedroyc built a successful post-war career as an international aircraft designer, industrial consultant, and finally settling in Oxford as an academic.
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Table of Contents

Preface ix

A guide to Polish pronunciation xii

1 Peril 1

2 Lobzów 13

3 Dereczyn to Slonim 31

4 Into Siberia 46

5 Hope 65

6 Ania 80

7 Tadzio 87

8 Beyond the Oxus 97

9 Twenty Happy Years 110

10 The City of the Pomegranate 125

11 Martial Arts 142

12 Ad Mare Nostrum 168

Postscript 183

Acknowledgements 189

Genealogical Tables 190

Index 193

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