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Nicholas Copernicus, 1543-1943

Author: Stephen P Mizwa; Kosciuszko Foundation.
Publisher: New York : Kosciuszko Foundation, 1943.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mizwa, Stephen P. (Stephen Paul), 1892-1971.
Nicholas Copernicus, 1543-1943.
New York, Kosciuszko Foundation, 1943
(OCoLC)742328506
Named Person: Nicolaus Copernicus; Nicolaus Copernicus; Nicolaus Copernicus
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen P Mizwa; Kosciuszko Foundation.
OCLC Number: 299838
Notes: "First printing."
Includes music.
Description: 88 pages : illustrations (including portraits, map, facsimiles) ; 26 cm
Contents: pt. I. The life-story of Copernicus. Copernicus the astronomer --
Copernicus the economist --
Churchman, statesman and soldier: a biographical sketch --
Slow recognition of the new truth --
The death of Copernicus and the birth of modern science --
pt. II. Sarmaticus astronomus. The cradle of the family: Silesia and Krakow --
The name Kopernik and its meaning --
"On the mother's side" --
"Prussian Poland," Torun and Varmia --
"Writing on the wall" and other mementos --
Medals --
Public monuments --
Why are the Poles proud of Copernicus? --
A voice from England across the century --
Footnote references --
Bibliographical suggestions and comments --
pt. III. Program suggestions. Program suggestions --
I. Short program --
II. The Copernican quadricentennial program --
Explanations (of program items) --
The Copernican quadricentennial national committee --
Music and costumes --
pt. IV. In the name of Copernicus. Is Poland to be a "cultural wilderness"? --
Best American books as nucleus --
Two chairs in American civilization --
The Kosciuszko Foundation --
Miscellanea.
Responsibility: by Stephen P. Mizwa.

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