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The Mermaid and the Messerschmitt (1942)
Front Cover Book Details
Genre Non-Fiction
Subject World War, 1939-1945 - Personal narratives, Polish; World War, 1939-1945 - Poland - Warsaw
Publication Date 1942
Format Hardcover (8.7 mm)
Publisher Roy Slavonic Publications
Language English
Extras Dust Jacket; Dust Jacket Cover
About the Author
Author Rulka Langer (1906-1993) came from a family of distinguished Polish intellectuals, writers and statesmen.

A modern "career woman" before that concept was fashionable, following her graduation from Vassar College Mrs. Langer worked in Warsaw as a copywriter at the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency, as a political and economic writer, at Polish Radio, and in the Economic Research Department of the Bank of Poland.

Fleeing Nazi-occupied Poland with her son and daughter, ages 8 and 3, in early 1940, Mrs. Langer joined her husband, who was at that time a member of the Polish diplomatic corps posted in the United States.

She soon became a popular lecturer, and wrote The Mermaid and the Messerschmitt in 1942 as part of her effort to explain to Americans the devastation of WWII for the average, ordinary human beings caught in it.

After the war, she continued her career in radio and advertising in the United States.
Personal Details
Purchase Price $18.45
Acquire Date 10/17/2009
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Links Library of Congress
Product Details
LoC Classification D811.5.L27
Dewey 940.542
No. of Pages 372
First Edition No
Rare No

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Author: Langer, Rulka
Title: The Mermaid & the Msserschmitt
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