|Plot Summary of Poland|
To say James Michener writes with a “formula” is probably an understatemet;
regardless, his historical novels are all completely absorbing. In “Poland,” Michener
uses his famed “timeline” formula to give us an exciting history of Poland and its peoples.
Michener covers eight important periods of their history. In so doing, he manages to
work in heroic deeds, tragic occurrences, and everyday deeds. Often called “the doormat
of Europe,” Poland, as Michener clearly points out, has its own unique personality and
history. With the usual Michener research, the book povides an interesting array of
characters, both ficitional and historical. The book opens in 1981, then flashes back
(typically Michener) and finally concludes in 1981.
Bill Hobbs, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Poland|
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Tone of book?
- general liberal/left wing activism
- fighting government corruption
- minorities fighting for rights
- fighting for free speech/press
- religious issues
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- natural phenomena
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an average amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 9 ()
- Eastern Europe
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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