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Pilsudski: A Life for Poland

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Józef Pilsudski, Marshal of the Polish armies who defeated the Soviets in 1920 before the gates of Warsaw, occupies a special niche in the hearts of his countrymen. This biography by one of the great Marshal’s contemporaries is the first in more than forty years.

Pilsudski is one of the major figures of Polish history and certainly one of its most important leaders in the
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Paperback, 399 pages
Published April 1st 1990 by Hippocrene Books (first published January 1st 1982)
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A well-written chronicle of one of Poland's greatest heroes, a man virtually unknown in the U.S. The author, Jedrzejewicz, knew Pilsudski well, as an officer in the Polish army during WWI and in several positions during the Pilsudski regime.

There are excellent descriptions of Pilsudski's great train robbery, his role in WWI, the battle of Warsaw which routed the Bolsheviks, and his 1926 coup.

From his eulogy: Pilsudski gave Poland freedom, boundaries, power and respect.

It is fascinating for me t
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