Unvanquished by Peter Hetherington
Joseph Pilsudski, Resurrected Poland, and the Struggle for Eastern Europe

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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 more well known historical events.

About Peter Hetherington

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Peter Hetherington holds degrees in geology from the University of Illinois and the University of Kentucky and has worked for more than 30 years as an explorationist. He lives in Houston.
Published October 1, 2011 by Pingora Press. 736 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel.

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Reasonable minds may question the author’s assertion that it’s impossible to understand Pilsudski’s place in Polish history, and Poland’s place in the European landscape, without reaching as far back as the legendary beginning of a Polish kingdom and picking up the story in the 800s.

Aug 22 2011 | Read Full Review of Unvanquished: Joseph Pilsudsk...

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In it, Peter Hetherington chronicles the life of Marshal Joseph Pilsudski, the soldier who almost single-handedly resurrected Poland from the ashes of the Great War in 1919 and then led its armies to throw back the Bolshevik hordes of Soviet Russia.

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