Anita J Prażmowska is Professor of International History at the LSE. Her main areas of research and publication are modern Polish and East European history. She teaches courses on the Russian Revolution and Communism in Europe. Her main publications have been books on Polish foreign policy before and during the Second World War. Additionally she has written more general commentaries on Poland's place in the Europe. Her monographs include Britain, Poland and the Eastern Front, 1939 (CUP, 1987), Britain and Poland 1939-1943: The Betrayed Ally (CUP, 1995) and Civil War in Poland, 1941-1948 (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2004). She has written two general books on Polish history, The History of Poland (Palgrave, 2004) and the Modern History of Poland (I.B.Tauris, 2010).