Embassy to Bring American Jazz and Soul Group on Tour of Eastern Poland

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce it is bringing the American jazz and soul group Laurin Talese and a Novel Idea on a tour of eastern Poland from October 3-7, 2019.  Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s American Music Abroad program under the auspices of the Association of American Voices , the renowned jazz and soul singer Laurin Talese will appear for …

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Rząd Stanów Zjednoczonych częściowo zawiesił działania instytucji rządowych

Rząd Stanów Zjednoczonych częściowo zawiesił działania instytucji rządowych z powodu wygaśnięcia środków budżetowych. Ambasada Stanów Zjednoczonych w Warszawie oraz Konsulat Generalny w Krakowie, jak również Agencja Konsularna w Poznaniu będą kontynuowały obsługę obywateli amerykańskich. Przewidujemy, że usługi wizowe i konsularne również będą kontynuowane. Jeżeli sytuacja ulegnie zmianie skontaktujemy się bezpośrednio z osobami starającymi się o …

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FLEX – Future Leaders Exchange Program – copy

Name) was selected to participate in the Future Leaders Exchange Program (FLEX), an exchange program for youth sponsored by the United States government and administered by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The goal of the program is to promote mutual understanding between citizens of the United States and Poland, as students learn …

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Presidential Proclamation – General Pulaski Memorial Day, 2017

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary October 10, 2017 GENERAL PULASKI MEMORIAL DAY, 2017 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Today, we commemorate General Casimir Pulaski, a Polish immigrant whose heroic contributions to the American Revolutionary War helped shape our Nation’s history.  Known as the “Father of the American Cavalry,” …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Warsaw on Wednesday, July 20, 2016

United States Embassy Warsaw Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Warsaw on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 July 19, 2016 U.S. Embassy Warsaw notifies U.S. citizens in Poland that a demonstration organized by Committee for Defense of Democracy (KOD) will take place in front of the Polish Parliament at Wiejska 4/6/8 street in Warsaw on Wednesday, July …

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Book Collection – Theatre and Drama

Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes by Tony Kushner (recommended by Zachary, spouse) Tony Kushner’s two-part, multiple-award-winning epic is one of the greatest American plays ever written. The first part, Millennium Approaches, won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and both this part and the second, Perestroika, won the Tony Award for …

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Book Collection – Non-Fiction

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (recommended by Sydney, Consular Section) This non-Fiction book describes how the He-La cells that are used in research all over the world came to be. This book says a lot about American culture in the 1950’s and focuses on a great contribution to the world of …

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Book Collection – Mystery and Thriller

The Iowa Baseball Confederacy by W.P. Kinsella (recommended by Deputy Chief of Mission, John Law) “The Iowa Baseball Confederacy” – In his first novel since Shoeless Joe, Kinsella returns to the magical turf he is known for: a loving mixture of baseball, life and fantasy, in a world where dreams don’t have to come true, …

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Book Collection – Literary Fiction

The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich (recommended by Matthew, Security Section) “For more than a half century, Father Damien Modeste has served his beloved people, the Ojibwe, on the remote reservation of Little No Horse. Now, nearing the end of his life, Father Damien dreads the discovery of …

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Book Collection – Historical Fiction

Last of The Breed by Louis L’Amour (recommended by Mark, General Services Section) Last of the Breed, a 1987 book by Louis L’Amour, tells the fictional story of Native American United States Air Force pilot Major Joseph Makatozi, who was shot down by the Soviets over the ocean between Russia and Alaska, captured and then …

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Book Collection – Children’s Books

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (recommended by William, Political-Economic Section) The great American author Earnest Hemingway once said “All American literature begins with Huckleberry Finn.” Although the story is ostensibly an adventure tale about a vagabond young boy and an escaped slave traveling on the Mississippi River prior to the Civil War, …

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Book Collection – Biography and Memoir

Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West by Stephen E. Ambrose (recommended by Connie, spouse) It is a biography of Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809). He was a Virginia Tidewater gentleman and lifelong friend of Thomas Jefferson’s. Ambrose makes clear that Meriwether Lewis was the brain and soul of the 1803-1806 …

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Book Collection – American Classics

Ambassador recommends My Antonia  by Willa Cather A beautiful story of immigrants in Nebraska in the late 19th century – Norwegians, Austrians, Russians, and Bohemians.  One of America’s greatest, most sensitive writers of a profoundly American story with some human relevance today.     Cider House Rules by John Irving (recommended by Donald, Consular Section) …

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Book Collection

Recently the U.S. Mission to Poland invited American Diplomats and their family members to recommend their favorite book by an American author.  Diplomats of all ranks and family members of all ages submitted their recommendations, and shared briefly why they liked the book.  This list and the personal explanations of why the Americans recommended these …

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