Poland is a historical novel written by James A. Michener and published in 1983 detailing the times and tribulations of three Polish families (the Lubonski family, the Bukowski family, and the Buk family) across eight centuries, ending in the then-present day (1981).
Michener was hired by a television company to travel to a foreign country to shoot a documentary. He was offered support to go anywhere in the world and Michener decided to make the trip to Poland. Following this, Michener made several trips back to Poland and conducted extensive study of Poland's history and culture. He began writing the book in 1979 and it was published four years later.
Like Michener's other works, he includes an acknowledgments section at the beginning of the book; however due to the political turmoil in Poland at the time, Michener decided not to include the names of the people he traveled with for fear of persecutions against them. He writes: "Normally, as I have done in my other novels, I would list their names, their impressive occupations, their achievements in research and scholarship, but I cannot ascertain whether in the present climate this would hurt or help them."
Poland did not enter any varsity runners ... Frankfort-Schuyler travels to Whitesboro Saturday for the first of back-to-back matches against the UticaAcademy of Science; Frankfort-Schuyler hosts the rematch Monday ... DOLGEVILLE 13, UTICA ACADEMY OF SCIENCE 0 ... UTICA ACADEMY OF SCIENCE (0-3-0) – Zaria Spratt made 14 saves ... POLAND 10, TOWN OF WEBB 0.