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October 16, 2012





Collected Essays from “The Tatra Eagle”

Edited by Thaddeus V. Gromada

ISBN978-0-9849187-0-6 Paper $14.95

Now available @30% discount  $10.00


A sentimental and illuminating collection of insights about  a unique mountain region of Poland which pulsates with invigorating mountain air, native patriotism, regional culture, distinctive traditions, and physical beauty characteristic both if its landscape and of its people.  Engaging to read, educational to absorb, it is the product of genuine scholarship and personal affection on part of its editor, a distinguished Polish-American educator with deep family roots in the Tatra Highlands.”

_Zbigniew Brzezinski, Counselor, Center of Strategic and International Studies.  National Security Advisor under President Jimmy Carter


“There are many reasons to read this book. Part family memoir, part the story of a diasporic community, and part a history of USA and Polish relations, Tatra Highlander Folk Culture in America and Poland is first and foremost about human struggles and triumphs.  Drawing from sixty-five years of the quarterly The Tatra Eagle , this book is a singular accomplishment that captures the story of górale, the people from the Polish Tatra mountains , the beautiful alpine region in south of Poland on the border of Slovakia. I personally have found the book to be an invaluable source of historical information about Central Europe, and ultimately about the many diasporic communities so vital to the USA. This collection in a single volume of Gromada’s best articles is a real treasure.”

_Timothy J. Cooley, Profesor of Ethnomusicology, University of California, Santa Barbara


About the author

Thaddeus V. Gromada received his Ph.D. in East Central European History at Fordham University. He is currently Professor Emeritus of European History at New Jersey City University.  From 1991 to 2011 he served as Executive Director of the Polish Institute of Arts & Sciences of America (PIASA) and from 2008 to 2011 was also its President.  Editor and contributor of several books and author of many articles in scholarly journals dealing with Polish-Czech-Slovak relations, Immigration and Ethnic History of the U.S., and Polish Tatra folk culture. He is the founder and co-editor with his sister Jane Gromada Kedron of The Tatra Eagle (Tatrzański Orzeł). Elected honorary member of the Związek Podhalan (Highlanders Alliance) in Poland as well as in America. In 2000 he received the Commanders Cross of Merit from the President of Poland


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