The history of Poland is complex. More complex than you can imagine. The way this book adds the historical dimension to travel writing whilst using the principle of the gazetteer to describe history is a strategy that pays off - in spades. The book is beautifully illustrated and concise in its prose, with a very useful index. Whilst there may not yet be a 'beaten track' in the tourist's Poland, the tourist industry is certainly growing. The book covers both the honeypots of Warsaw and Krakow and many lesser known wonders. Much is yet undiscovered by visitors and this is a successful guide to uncharted areas. Even if you don't manage to get to this beguiling country, the DK guide to Poland makes a most enjoyable, easy and informative read.