(EN) Beata Halicka: Borderlands Biography. Z. Anthony Kruszewski in wartime Europe and postwar America. Brill/Ferdinand Schönningh, Leiden 2021
(PL) Beata Halicka: Życie na pograniczach. Zbigniew Anthony Kruszewski. Biografia. Instytut Historii Nauki im. L. i A. Birkenmajerów Polskiej Akademii Nauk.
Seria wydawnicza: FONTES RERUM AD HISTORIAM SCIENTIAE SPECTANTIUM, Oficyna Wydawnicza ASPRA-JR, Warszawa 2019.
Beata Halicka’s masterly narrated biography is the story of an extraordinary man and leading intellectual in the Polish-American community. Z. Anthony Kruszewski was first a Polish scout fighting in World War II against the Nazi occupiers, then a Prisoner of War/Displaced Person in Western Europe. He was stranded as a penniless immigrant in post-war America and eventually became a world-renowned academic. Kruszewski’s almost incredible life stands out from his entire generation. His story is a microcosm of 20th-century history, covering various theatres and incorporating key events and individuals. Kruszewski walks a stage very few people have even stood on, both as an eye-witness at the centre of the Second World War, and later as vice-president of the Polish American Congress, and a professor and political scientist at world-class universities in the USA. Not only did he become a pioneer and a leading figure in Borderland Studies, but he is a borderlander in every sense of the word.
Chapter 1 Family and Childhood in Warsaw (pages: 1–30)
Chapter 2 The Underground and the Warsaw Rising (pages: 31–73)
Chapter 3 In German Captivity (pages: 75–92)
Chapter 4 In Western Europe – Facing Difficult Choices (pages: 93–124)
Chapter 5 In the Pay of the British – the Highs and Lows of Life in Britain (pages: 125–147)
Chapter 6 Chicago, Chicago (pages: 149–202)
Chapter 7 1959: Pioneering Research on the Polish-German Borderlands (pages: 203–227)
Chapter 8 In Chicago Once Again – Between Academic Work and Polonia Activities (pages: 229–266)
Chapter 9 A Professor at Borderland Universities (pages: 267–300)
Chapter 10 Activities in Poland and its Eastern Neighbouring Countries (pages: 301–353 Plates (pages: 355–358)