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Author: Romuald Spasowski
ISBN13: 978-0156512800
Title: The Liberation of One
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Language: English
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Publisher: Harvest Books; 1st edition (September 19, 1987)
Pages: 716

The Liberation of One by Romuald Spasowski



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Romuald Spasowski was raised by his father, a university professor, to believe in Marxism long before it was popular/fashionable idea in Poland. He lived through the Nazi and Soviet invasion, WW II and the Soviet occupation. He worked hard to bring about the Utopia his father had dreamed possible but learned the hard way that everything he believed in was wrong. The Best Book I've Read All Year! Published by Thriftbooks. The book reads like a great Tom Clancy novel in terms of its ability to instantly engage you in the main charactor's plight, yet its even more powerful in the sense that this is real history and not fiction, a very individual and personal history and at the same time a history of a European region throughout a very important period of. time. I cannot recommend this book enough. Only a true, tragic story can be like this.

Romuald Spasowski came of age between the world wars in Warsaw, Poland. His father being a prominent communist university professor, Spasowski adopted communism and atheism from an early age. The Liberation of One is his autobiography, documenting his slow, decades-long disillusionment with communism and its brutal implementation. This transition in his thinking was immeasurably complicated by his employment as a high-level diplomat for the communist Polish government. This employment terminated dramatically with his defection to the United States in 1981. The book’s strengths are many.

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Spasowski has now written his life story: the spiritual and intellectual journey of a boy who grew up to become a dedicated communist, who rose high in the ranks of the party and who eventually came to believe that the creed to which he had dedicated his life had turned Poland into a ""colony"" of Soviet Russia. It was his father, a professor and political theorist (The Liberation of Man), who imparted to Spasowski a profound belief in Soviet-type socialism.

Romuald Spasowski (1921-08-20 – 1995-08-11), once an ardent Communist and Poland's ambassador to the United States, is best known for having defected at the height of the Solidarity crisis in 1981. Francis Romuald Spasowski was born in Warsaw, Poland. His father, Władysław, was a university professor and leading intellectual. Althougn not a member of the Polish Communist party, Władysław Spasowski wrote "The Liberation of Man," an important Communist theoretical work, and raised Romauld to believe in Marxism long before it was fashionable in Polish intellectual circles.

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Romuald Spasowski

A riveting history of Poland since the war and a startling disclosure of the inner workings of the highest offices in Communist Poland.
Reviews: 7
one life
Excellent It is a great history of Poland in the last century.
Balhala
Great story of going from being a devoted Communist to seeing the truth
Breder
This book contains many excellent details not known officially. Probably, it will not be translated to polish language soon; many mentioned adversaries may still live today (December 2012).
Punind
Romuald Spasowski came of age between the world wars in Warsaw, Poland. His father being a prominent communist university professor, Spasowski adopted communism and atheism from an early age. The Liberation of One is his autobiography, documenting his slow, decades-long disillusionment with communism and its brutal implementation. This transition in his thinking was immeasurably complicated by his employment as a high-level diplomat for the communist Polish government. This employment terminated dramatically with his defection to the United States in 1981.
The book’s strengths are many. Spasowski has made the book easy to read for anyone familiar with the general outline of World War II and Cold War history. Much detail is omitted when it would confuse the non-expert. Spasowski frequently draws the reader back to his private thoughts and feelings at each stage of the story, never losing focus on his ever-changing opinion of the communist system. And, in what must have greatly pained the author, he judges himself harshly for his son’s suicide, the affair that almost destroyed his family, and his unwillingness to leave the Party when his conscience knew better.
In the opening chapters, Spasowski vividly describes his trials and efforts during World War II: A chaotic 48-hour tour of duty with the Polish army fighting the German Blitzkrieg; two attempts to flee to the “friendly” Russian side of the lines where he expected to be welcomed as a fellow communist; harboring Jews in his mother’s house; witnessing the Warsaw ghetto uprising and the general Warsaw uprising in 1944, during which the city was almost completely destroyed.
After the war Spasowski joined the newly formed Polish communist party. Although disturbed by Soviet atrocities during the war, he made excuses when necessary, in good faith believing in the goodness of Marxism. He quickly impressed his superiors and began climbing the party ladder, showing himself capable and effective. This led to his 30-year career as a leading Polish diplomat.
Spasowski, unlike many communist insiders, never lost his humanity. He refused to accept the philosophy that “the ends justify the means,” which communist governments employed to justify greed, violence, corruption, and deception on a scale rarely seen in human history. His mind and soul were tormented during the last few years of his career, hoping to somehow help the Polish people while still working as an agent of the system that was destroying them. His anguish is palpable in the years and months leading up to his defection.
The Liberation of One brings the reader valuable knowledge of: (1) the corrupt policies and economics behind the Iron Curtain, (2) the dehumanization of the population that must take place in order to implement communism, (3) the pain and struggle that takes place when one’s core beliefs are challenged and eventually overturned, and (4) the Polish people’s irrepressible spirit and will to be free. Read it if you find a copy. You will not regret it.
Mr Freeman
This book is highly recommended for all interested in the history of communism in Eastern Europe. It is amazingly well-written and it reads very easily, one can start on any page.
I would be curious about the fate of the author after settling in the US but not much information is available anywhere. Sadly, he passed away before the collapse of the Eastern Block. The book is a treasure of information for all who lived (e.g. had to suffer) through these times in Poland. Unfortunately, it is rather simplistic and that's why I gave only four stars. It ascribes "all what's good and decent" to the western powers. But that's another, much more complicated story.
Tyler Is Not Here
This is a great book, both in terms of its historical detail and in terms of its emotional grip. The book reads like a great Tom Clancy novel in terms of its ability to instantly engage you in the main charactor's plight, yet its even more powerful in the sense that this is real history and not fiction, a very individual and personal history and at the same time a history of a European region throughout a very important period of time.
I cannot recommend this book enough.
Trash Obsession
The real story of what communism means for those who try to faithfully follow it. Romuald Spasowski was raised by his father, a university professor, to believe in Marxism long before it was popular/fashionable idea in Poland. He lived through the Nazi and Soviet invasion, WW II and the Soviet occupation. He worked hard to bring about the Utopia his father had dreamed possible but learned the hard way that everything he believed in was wrong.