Articles written by: Patrice Dabrowski

Patrice Dabrowski

Patrice M. Dabrowski is a historian currently working at the University of Vienna. Her most recent book is Poland: The First Thousand Years, published by Northern Illinois University Press in 2014. She is a 2015 recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland.

The Warsaw Uprising: A Noncombatant Survivor’s Memoir
2016 Vol. 8 No. 1 - Winter / Books

The Warsaw Uprising: A Noncombatant Survivor’s Memoir

Miron Białoszewski’s memoir of the 63 days of terror endured by civilians during the Warsaw Uprising is a difficult but essential book. Kudos to NYRB for this new edition, translated by Madeline G. Levine.

Unvanquished:  Joseph Piłsudski, Resurrected Poland and the Struggle for Eastern Europe
2013 Vol. 5 No. 1 — Spring / Books

Unvanquished: Joseph Piłsudski, Resurrected Poland and the Struggle for Eastern Europe

Peter Hetheringon’s mammoth biography brings Piłsudski to life on its pages, says reviewer Patrice Dabrowski. And while he’s at it, he provides the reader with a brief but thorough and lively history of Poland, as only a non-Pole can.

Freedom Climbers
2012 vol. 4 no. 1 — Spring / Books

Freedom Climbers

Patrice Dabrowski reviews Bernadette McDonald’s gripping and heart-wrenching chronicle of the greatest Himalayan climbers of the 20th century. Winner of the American Alpine Association’s Literary Award, the Grand Prize at the Banff Mountain Book Festival, and Britain’s Boardman Tasker Prize.