Tadeusz Antoni Kisielewski

Dr Tadeusz Antoni Kisielewski is a political scientist, an independent expert on international relations interested in geopolitics, geostrategy, and history.

A graduate of Warsaw University, he worked at the prestigious Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw and Jagiellonian University's Institute of Political Studies. He serves on the editorial board of Nowe Sprawy Polityczne, a quarterly magazine dedicated to contemporary international relations.

He is a bestselling author of popular books, including Zamach: Tropem zabójców generała Sikorskiego (2005), Schyłek Rosji (2007), and Zatajony Katyń 1941 (2011).

Saint Pius X was one of the greatest, but also one of the most controversial popes in history. Early on, during his pontificate, questions emerged regarding his origin - was he Italian or Polish? A hundred years ago the question would not have been difficult to settle, if not for the fact that someone had hidden, destroyed or falsified the documents detailing his birth.

This gap in the source material is not insignificant. In the foreword to the book Kisielewski, author of bestselling books about the assassination of general Sikorski and the Katyń massacre, writes the following:

"(...) experience has taught me that documents are often hidden, destroyed or falsified when matters of importance that bear on important people and institutions are concerned."

Who were those people and institutions? Why has Pius X's birth certificate, that supposedly identified his Silesian father, disappeared? How is it possible that according to the pope's authorized biographies his parents are inconsistently described as either poverty stricken or wealthy landowners? Where are their graves located? Why has Pius X never discussed his origin in public? These are only some of the questions that Tadeusz A. Kisielewski attempts to answer in the book.

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The most current and the most comprehensive account of the Katyn massacre available. The Katyn massacre, also known as the Katyn Forest, was a mass execution of Polish nationals carried out by the People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs (NKVD), the Soviet secret police, in April and May 1940.

In his book Tadeusz A. Kisielewski collects and discusses the most significant documents pertaining to the Katyn massacre, but then his narrative goes on to consider the most current debates concerning this war crime. He contributes a number of original discoveries and shares his views on the less often discussed international aspects of the mass execution.

As the author insists, there are still many unknowns and secrets concerning the massacre. This book is an example that we can still learn much about this terrible episode in Polish history.

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A new investigation into the death of general Władysław Sikorski. Has he died in an accident, or was he assassinated by his political opponents? Questions concerning Sikorski's death remain unanswered since the general's body was recovered from the site of his plane's crash in the Mediterranean Sea over 60 years ago.

In his book Tadeusz A. Kisielewski's publishes the latest findings in the case - including documents from the archives of Czech historian Jaroslav Valenta and the results of the computer simulation of the general's last flight. Based on this new evidence, he concludes that the general's death could not have been accidental. Kisielewski, furthermore, identifies the people who may be responsible for Sikorski's death and recreates the chain of events that lead to it.

Rebis | 2005 More »