Dance with Death is an ambitious work that attempts to address the totality of the Final Solution within Nazi-occupied Poland during WW II. . . Piekalkiewicz (emer., Univ. of Kansas) was a young member of a Home Army unit at the time and took an active role in opposing the Nazis. He offers valuable insights into its successful and failed operations and critiques its actions against the Nazis, drawing analogies with asymmetrical postwar conflicts. He also tackles the controversies and complexities of relations between Polish Gentiles and Polish Jews prior to and during the war, addressing anti-Semitism and efforts to rescue Polish Jews. The narrative is interspersed with excerpts from Piekalkiewicz’s unpublished recollections that add a personal touch and tremendous understanding to the account. . . a worthwhile read. Summing Up: Recommended. With reservations. All levels.