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Unvanquished 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. Best Download [ Unvanquished ] Author [ Peter Hetherington ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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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 ...

  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 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 pines Th...

  3. A well written and well researched biography of Pi sudski.Hetherington thoughtfully describes Pi sudski s role in bringing the Polish nation back from non existence after the Great War, first through subversive activities that landed him Siberia and the Warsaw Citadel where he made an unlikely escape and then through his military service under the Austrians, as commander of the Polish forces during the independent state s war with Soviet Russia, and in his dealings with other European powers, A well written and well researched biography of Pi sudski.Hetherington thoughtfully describes Pi sudski s role in bringing the Polish nation back from non existence after the Great War, first through subversive activities that landed him Siberia and the Warsaw Citadel where he made an unlikely escape and then through his military service under the Austrians, as commander of the Polish forces during the independent state s war with Soviet Russia, and in his dealings with other European powers, both East and West, who were lukewarm or hostile to the idea...

  4. 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 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 ther...

  5. 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, Ru...

  6. 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 academ...

  7. 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 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 t...