“A comprehensive, rich in detail, and very readable biography of Poland’s outstanding national hero.” —Zbigniew Brzezinski, former US National Security Advisor (1977–81), and trustee for the Center for Strategic and International Studies
“Hetherington warrants praise for the thoroughness of his research and the consistently engaging quality of his prose. His ability to sift through the lion's share of Polish and interweave that history with the singular life of freedom fighter, and eventual dictator, Joseph Pilsudski, is a remarkable feat . . . there's much to be enjoyed, and much to be learned.” —Kirkus
“A comprehensive, compelling biography . . . fascinating history. Like a novel you hate to put down, it is readable and captivating.” —Polish American Journal
“A riveting biography which reads almost like an adventure novel. It is well written and documented.” —Polish Weekly
“Hetherington tells the complete story of a man who stood at the center of the stage in Eastern Europe for more than a generation. The book rolls on at a detective-story pace. It is historically accurate without pedantry, and it creates suspense and excitement.” —Ewa Thompson, research professor of Slavic studies, Rice University
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.
Well first off, my Granddad (father's father) Looked a lot like Pilsudski. And he was also from the Wilno area. And born without two or three years of him. Aprox. 1860. Read morePublished 5 months ago by R. C. Randall
A superb biography, presented with identifiable opinion and abundant factual material.
My best read of the year.
Unvanquished: Joseph Pilsudski, by Peter Hetherington is a deeply informational book. Very detailed events and plans of the fight against
the Russians. Read more
This is very unique book about very unique man - a type you can't find in todays world. His personality would make him probably one unpopular polititian or maybe oposite - a very... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Ilona Waksmundzki
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... Read more
Book is very informative, well written. I like some pictures .Author presented Marshall Pilsudski in very impressive way. I am very satisfied with.
Pilsudski and his quest for independent Poland are not a well understood history in the West. Pilsudski had only one goal in his life, he made sovereign Poland a reality and... Read morePublished on February 18, 2013 by Witold Lawrynowicz