Grandma, you asked for the title of a book on Poland. I read a great novel by James Michener, titled "Poland". It was one of those long sweeping historical epic which covered eight centuries in the lives of Polish families from the ruling class down to the poor farmers. Michener wrote a series of historical novels, all of which I read while laid up with a broken knee cap, as my husband's nephew had collected them. The main other titles were "Afghanistan" and "Hawaii". I thought his "Poland" was one of the most stirring novels I have read, even superior to his other historical novels. It woke me up to the importance of Poland in history. We hear little about Poland's history in America, so this was new and exciting territory to me. It also gave a sense of the politics of the surrounding territories of Poland throughout these eight centuries, and of the treacherous "sell outs" of Poland by her neighbors.