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Unvanquished: Joseph Pilsudski, Resurrected Poland, and the Struggle for Eastern Europe

Unvanquished Joseph Pilsudski Resurrected Poland and the Struggle for Eastern Europe Benjamin Franklin Award Finalist for HistoryForeWord Reviews Silver Medalist for History Book of the Year Telling the epic story of Joseph Pilsudski the father of Polish independence this vivid biog

  • Title: Unvanquished: Joseph Pilsudski, Resurrected Poland, and the Struggle for Eastern Europe
  • Author: Peter Hetherington
  • ISBN: 9780983656319
  • Page: 323
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Benjamin Franklin Award Finalist for HistoryForeWord Reviews Silver Medalist for History Book of the Year Telling the epic story of Joseph Pilsudski, the father of Polish independence, this vivid biography reads like an adventure novel, including swashbuckling tales of both World Wars, a plot to kill the czar, Siberian exile, life in the underground, a dramatic prison escaBenjamin Franklin Award Finalist for HistoryForeWord Reviews Silver Medalist for History Book of the Year Telling the epic story of Joseph Pilsudski, the father of Polish independence, this vivid biography reads like an adventure novel, including swashbuckling tales of both World Wars, a plot to kill the czar, Siberian exile, life in the underground, a dramatic prison escape, and one of the most successful train robberies in European history Although he is largely either unknown or misunderstood in the West, Pilsudski was a consequential historical figure whose defeat of the Red Army in 1920 preserved Poland s sovereignty and quite possibly spared Europe from Bolshevik revolution This extensive and definitive account of Pilsudski s life places this and other achievements in the proper context by providing sufficient background in Polish history and illuminating his interconnectedness with well known historical events This new edition includes updated information, maps, and photographs.

    Unvanquished Joseph Pilsudski, Resurrected Poland, and This is an excellent, well documented biography of one of history s greatest heroes, though relatively unknown to most Americans Yet here we have Jozef Pilsudski who brought Poland back from non existence as a nation at the end of World War I after over a century of extinction and dismemberment by Russia, Germany, and Austria. Pilsudski A Life for Poland Waclaw Jedrzejewicz This is probably the only decent biography of the Polish nationalist leader, Joseph Pilsudski, written in English There is only one map, covering the Battle of Warsaw. Battle of Warsaw The Battle of Warsaw refers to the decisive Polish victory in during the Polish Soviet War Poland, on the verge of total defeat, repulsed and defeated the invading Red Army. As Soviet forces invaded Poland in summer , the Polish army retreated westward in disarray The Polish forces seemed on the verge of disintegration and observers predicted a decisive Soviet victory. Second Polish Republic The Second Polish Republic, commonly known as Interwar Poland, refers to the country of Poland between the First and Second World Wars Officially known as the Republic of Poland or Commonwealth of Poland Polish Rzeczpospolita Polska , the Polish state was re established in , in the aftermath of World War I.When, after several regional conflicts, the borders of the state Jewish Life and Jewish Death in Poland from Dan Wyman Books Dan Wyman Books Dartmouth St Springfield, MA ph email protected danwymanbooks We Find Good Homes for Nice Jewish Books

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    1. A magnificent biography of one of the great, unknown men of the 20th century. Pilsudski was a legitimate hero from the early 1900s until his death in 1935. He fought the Russians and Germans in the early 1900s, was instrumental in creating the reformed Polish state in 1919, and ran the Polish government from 1926-35. He became a dictator when the Polish experiment with parliamentary democracy proved as ineffective as the Weimar Republic in neighboring Germany; Hetherington pulls no punches in de [...]

    2. "I see the eyes of children wide open with surprise at the idea that there could have been times when prison, that is to say a humiliation that crushes a man to the ground, could awaken in us a spark of enthusiasm, light fires in our eyes, and bring smiles to our lips,'' - Joseph Pilsudski."He who has chosen the nest on the heights of the eagle rather than the hearthstone will know how to sleep when the horizon is red with the storm, and the mutterings of demons are heard in the wind among the p [...]

    3. Unvanquished is an important text tracing the history of the Second Polish Republic told through the complicated figure of Joseph Pilsudski. Pilsudski is generally credited as being the Father of (the new) Poland. Through trickery and brilliance, he played three of the main belligerents against each other causing one of the true winners of WWI - that being the birth of a free and independent Poland in 1918. If that wasn't enough, he kept Poland's ever scheming enemies, Russian and Germany, at ba [...]

    4. Excellent history of late 19th and early 20th Century Poland. Hetherington is not an academic historian and apparently uses only English sources. That being said, he has crafted a magnificent biography of the founder of the Second Polish Republic, Joseph Pilsudski. He provides a wealth of background going back to the medieval Polish Commonwealth. He is a talented writer and is pleasantly free of the pedantry and ideology of many academic historians. It is an excellent introduction to Polish hist [...]

    5. A few thoughts about the book:*First off, the author is by no means a trained historian, and makes no claim to be anything of the such (he's a "petroleum geologist" as the back cover states).*He also has no connection to Poland, Pilsudski, or Eastern Europe in general, but decided to write the book after reading about interwar Europe and seeing Pilsudski's name come up with no explanation as to why he mattered; though he conceded there were plenty of biographies written, he said they were either [...]

    6. This is a well written and documented biography of modern Poland's founding father, Joseph Pilsudski. Pilsudski is a fascinating character who went from socialist revolutionary fighting against the Tsarist Russian government for Polish independence to nationalist semi-dictator holding together the 1918-1939 era Polish state in the face of faltering democracy. There's much to admire in him and much to question, and along the way a great window into the development of mid 20th Century Central Euro [...]

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