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Part One

1. Tikkun Olam

2. Moscow, 1928

3. Holodomor, 1932–33

4. Red Star, 1933

5. Barcelona, 1936

6. Naftaly Aronovich Frenkel

7. Kolyma, 1937

8. Lorca’s Death

Part Two

9. Neighbors, Eastern Poland, 1940

10. December, 1942

11. Vengeance is Mine, Says the Lord, 1943

12. With Blood on his Hands . . .

13. Koniuchy, Eastern Poland, 1944

14. Saint Bartholomew’s Church

15. Gleiwitz, 1945

16. Somewhere over Germany, 1945

17. Veteran’s Hospital

Part Three

18. After the Explusions

19. Ezra Pound Enters the Tent

20. Dissident, 1962

21. Poland, New Year’s Day, 1982

22. A Hater Learns About Love

23. The Loneliest Man

24. The Death of Communism

25. Bukovina, 1989

Part Four

26. Sarajevo Sonnet

27. Draza Bregovich

28. Epiphany

29. Elegy

30. Butugychag

31. Gulag Burial Marker

32. The Abandoned Station

33. The Last Silesian

34. An Interview with the Oldest Man In Europe

35. The Łemko Steeple

36. Starless

Part Five

37. A Plurality of Worlds

38. Water

39. The Poet of 1912

40. Anonymous Rex

41. How to Get There

Part Six

42. Spreading Democracy

43. Jenin, 2002

44. The Terrorist

45. After the Old Masters

46. No Flowers, No Doves

47. Two Dates

48. On the Beheading of Eugene Olin Armstrong

49. The July Sun over Lebanon

50. On the Lynching of Saddam Hussein

51. Black Ops

Part Seven

52. A Warning to Dissidents

53. Halloween, 2006

54. The Condemned House

55. Understanding the Holocaust

56. Vision

57. Monomatapa on the Detroit River


58. Epilogue


About the Author

Leo Yankevich was born into a family of Roman Catholic Irish-Polish immigrants on October 30, 1961. He grew up and attended high school in Farrell, Pennsylvania, a small steel town in the Rust Belt of middle America. He then studied History and Polish at Alliance College, Cambridge Springs, PA, receiving a BA in 1984. Later that year he travelled to Poland to begin graduate study at the centuries-old Jagiellonian University in Krakow. A staunch anticommunist, he played an active role in the dissident movement in that country, and was arrested and beaten badly on a few occasions by the communist security forces. After the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989, he decided to settle permanently in Poland. Since that time he has lived in Gliwice (Gleiwitz), an industrial city in Upper Silesia.
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