Articles written by: Maureen Mroczek Morris

Maureen Mroczek Morris

Maureen Mroczek Morris is the Consular Assistant to the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland in San Francisco (C. Kerosky) and Treasurer of the Polish Club in San Francisco. She is a member of the Canadian Foundation for Polish Studies. Currently she is co-authoring a book with Lynn Ludlow: THE TOSSPOT AND THE DIVA, about Rudolf Korwin Piotrowski, Helena Modjeska and Henry Sienkiewicz.

Chess with the General
2015 Vol. 7 No. 2 — Summer / Features

Chess with the General

Traveling back in time again to 19th Century California where those expert tour guides, Lynn Ludlow and Maureen Mroczek Morris, take us to San Francisco’s lively gathering spot, the New York Casino. Owned by General Kris, the handsomest general in the Union Army, the Casino is known for its convivial spirit along with a steady flow of spirits. A regular patron is Rudolf Korwin Piotrowski who likes nothing more than philosophical discussions about the true nature of “Polishness” between visits to the generous – and free – offerings at the General’s table.

The Tosspot and the Diva
2013 Vol. 5 No. 3 — Fall / Features

The Tosspot and the Diva

Henryk Sienkiewicz gave us Zagłoba, the hard drinking patriot noted for his girth – and mirth, but who knew that Sienkiewicz had found him in America?

The Warsaw Conspiracy
2013 Vol. 5 No. 1 — Spring / Books

The Warsaw Conspiracy

James Conroyd Martin’s very popular Polish trilogy is now complete. Martin has a genuine fondness for his characters, says reviewer Maureen Mroczek Morris, as does the reader.

Manya, The Living History of Marie Skłodowska Curie
2011 Vol. 3 No. 4 — Winter / Features

Manya, The Living History of Marie Skłodowska Curie

A spellbinding performance by a master storyteller.

Passage from England: A Memoir
2011 Vol. 3 No. 3 — Fall / Books

Passage from England: A Memoir

Frank Zajaczkowski’s memoir about growing up in a dysfunctional family and eventually learning his father’s story and coming to understand it.

The Katyń Order – A Novel of WWII Reviewed
2011 Vol 3. No. 2 — Summer / Books

The Katyń Order – A Novel of WWII Reviewed

American novelist Doug Jacobson weaves a fictional tale against the background of the great crime.

CR Talks To…  Doug Jacobson, Author of The Katyń Order
2011 Vol 3. No. 2 — Summer / Interviews

CR Talks To… Doug Jacobson, Author of The Katyń Order

Maureen Mroczek Morris talks to to the author of The Katyń Order about the use of fiction to tell a historical tale.

Quiet Hero: Secrets From My Father’s Past
2010 Vol. 2 No. 3 — Fall / Books

Quiet Hero: Secrets From My Father’s Past

A tale of discovery – about a father’s heroic but tragic wartime experience, and the discovery of the author’s Polish heritage.