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The forgotten protagonist of this true account aspired to be a cubist painter in his native Kyïv. In a Europe remade by the First World War, his talents led him to different roles—intelligence operative, powerful statesman, underground activist, lifelong conspirator. Henryk Józewski directed Polish intelligence in Ukraine, governed the borderland region of Volhynia in the ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published October 10th 2007 by Yale University Press (first published November 28th 2005)
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Feb 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Біографія Генрика Юзевського - поляка, народженого в Києві, віцеміністра внутрішніх справ УНР, уважного до українського питання волинського воєводи, міністра внутрішніх справ у міжвоєнній Польщі, художника і організатора антикомуністичного, зокрема українського націоналістичного, підпілля.
З одного боку, мене також дуже тішить (а кого не тішить?) цей улюблений Снайдерівський типаж митця-шпигуна і мультикультурних спільнот до того, коли слово "мультикультуралізм" увійшло в обіг (Габсбург-Вишиваний
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Traditional Snyder's greatly written historic book on not widely known but as it seems crucial events
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Timothy Snyder is Housum Professor of History at Yale University and a permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences. He received his doctorate from the University of Oxford in 1997, where he was a British Marshall Scholar. He has held fellowships in Paris, Vienna, and Warsaw, and an Academy Scholarship at Harvard.

His most recent book is Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning, p
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