Many people have asked about obtaining e-book versions of the In Their Words series, and we want to accommodate them. This option is especially attractive for people living outside the United States, because shipping printed copies to them is so expensive – the shipping fees can exceed the cost of the books themselves!


So far, we have developed a digital version of the Polish, German, and Latin volumes, in PDF format. Eventually, we intend to offer the Russian volume as well. We probably will not offer them in formats suitable for e-readers and tablets, however. Our format relies heavily on the original pagination, designed to make it easy for you to compare the original document with our analysis and translation. A PDF does this beautifully; existing epub software doesn’t seem to measure up. Besides, it’s difficult to imagine using these books easily on smart phones or small e-readers; you almost have to view them on larger screens.


If you would like to purchase a PDF version of In Their Words, Volume I: Polish, In Their Words, Volume III: Latin, or In Their Words, Volume IV: German, please send a check for $25.00 for each PDF, in US dollars and drawn on a US bank, to this address:


William F. Hoffman

5222 Rothchilde Ct

Houston TX  77069-1545



We will send you a link to download the file(s) directly from our website, which is usually very quick and reliable. If you have an email address, please include it so we can send you the link that way.


If you have a PayPal account, you can get access much faster by sending US$25.00 to the PayPal account Please specify which volume you want, Polish, Latin or German, and give an email address where we can contact you.


Thanks – and if you purchase any of these books, we hope it proves very useful. If you have any problems, please write to and I’ll do my best to help. – William F. Hoffman


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