“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
About the Author
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.