1st Edition

The Soldier And The Nation The Role Of The Military In Polish Politics, 19181985

By Jerzy J Wiatr Copyright 1989

    Jerzy J. Wiatr's book, The Soldier and the Nation: The Role of theMilitary in Polish Politics, 1918-1985, will undoubtedly be controversial. It is the interpretation of an insider whose uncle was a Polish general, who worked as a civilian sociologist at the Military Political College in Warsaw in the 1950s, and who is thoroughly familiar with the

    Foreword -- Introduction -- The Role of the Military in the Second Polish Republic -- Polonia Restituta -- Marshal Pilsudski and the Polish Army -- The Crisis of Parliamentary Government -- The Coup d'Etat -- The Military in Power Versus the Democratic Opposition -- General Sikorski's Government-in-Exile, 1939–1943 -- The Military and the Party, 1944–1985 -- The Armed Forces and Politics, 1944–1980 -- The Public Image of the Military in Postwar Poland -- The Role of the Military in a Crisis Situation: General Jaruzelski's Government in 1981 -- From Martial Law to Political Restabilization, 1982–1985 -- Conclusion


    Jerzy J. Wiatr