I Saw Poland Betrayed

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I Saw Poland Betrayed: An American Ambassador Reports to the American People
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Cover of the first English edition.
AuthorArthur Bliss Lane
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Genrenon-fiction
PublisherBobbs-Merrill Company
Media typePrint (hardcover)
Pages156

I Saw Poland Betrayed: An American Ambassador Reports to the American People (1948) is a book written by former United States ambassador to Poland, Arthur Bliss Lane, who observed what he considered to be the betrayal of Poland by the Western Allies at the end of World War II.[1] He resigned as ambassador in 1947 in order to inform Americans what was occurring "behind the Iron Curtain."[2]

Publication history[edit]

A Polish version of the book was published in the United States, and later republished by an underground publishing house "Krąg" in 1984 in Communist-dominated Poland.

The first English edition was published by the Bobbs-Merrill Company in 1948.[3] The John Birch Society directed the publication of two further editions of the book, in 1961 as a part of One Dozen Candles, Vol. 2 of the American Opinion reprint series and in 1965 as a part of Western Island’s Americanist Library series.[4]

The most recent English edition was published as a paperback by Literary Licensing, LLC in October 2011.[5] A further Polish edition was published by Fronda in 2019.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lane, Arthur Bliss (2011-10-15). I Saw Poland Betrayed: An American Ambassador Reports To The American People. Literary Licensing, LLC. ISBN 9781258187811.
  2. ^ Woolbert, Robert Gale. "Recent Books on International Affairs." Review of I Saw Poland Betrayed by Arthur Bliss Lane. Foreign Affairs, Vol. 26, No. 4, July 1948. doi:10.2307/20030152. JSTOR 20030152. Published by the Council on Foreign Relations. Archived from the original.
  3. ^ Lane, Arthur Bliss. I Saw Poland Betrayed: An American Ambassador Reports to the American People. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1948.
  4. ^ Lane, Arthur Bliss. I Saw Poland Betrayed: An American Ambassador Reports to the American People. Belmont, MA: Western Islands (The Americanist Library, One Dozen Candles, Vol. 2), 1965.
  5. ^ Lane, Arthur Bliss. I Saw Poland Betrayed: An American Ambassador Reports to the American People. Literary Licensing, LLC, October 2011. 368 p. ISBN 1258187817 / ISBN 978-1258187811.
  6. ^ Lane, Arthur Bliss. Widzialem Polske Zdradzona. Fronda, 2019. 432 p. ISBN 8380794397 / ISBN 978-8380794399.