on the history of Poland from 1795-present!
Yet where does it even mention Wlodimir Ledochowski (born October 7, 1866, died December 13, 1942)?!
Davies was inspired to the title by Jan Kochanowski's 1580s Boże igrzysko (Mankind: Bauble of the Gods).
The book (or two, as many editions are split into two volumes) has received good reviews in international press and is considered by many historians and other scholars to be one of the best English-language books on the subject of history of Poland. The author received several Polish honours.
The only Ledochowski mentioned in the index is Wlodimir's uncle Mieczyslaw, who was imprisoned in 1874 by the government of Otto Von Bismarck, at page 127.
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Davies' works have been criticized at Stanford and elsewhere, by such experts as Lucy S. Dawidowicz (author of The War Against the Jews: 1933-1945) who said they felt Davies minimized historic anti- Semitism in Poland and tended to blame Polish Jews for their fate in the Holocaust. Davies' supporters contend that Poles suffered as much as Jews did in the war and could have done very little to save any of the 3 million Jews living in Poland at the time of the Nazi invasion in 1939.
awarded to Norman Davies by the Polish government in 1999