CLARK – The Polish Cultural Foundation will present an evening with the author of Thaddeus Kosciuszko’s biography, “The Peasant Prince. Thaddeus Kosciuszko and the Age of Revolution,” on Friday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.
Prize-winning journalist Alex Storozynski pulls military strategist and engineer Thaddeus Kosciuszko (1746-1817) back from the brink of obscurity by including almost every documented detail to create the first comprehensive look at a man who once famously symbolized rebellion.
Kosciuszko’s were the plans sold to the British by Benedict Arnold. And Kosciuszko’s years of devotion to the American cause framed his efforts to transform Poland into a self-governing republic freed from the oversight of Russia’s interests. He antagonized Catherine the Great and, later, Napoleon.
Kosciuszko rallied the first Jewish military force since biblical times to fight for Polish independence, and consistently supported equality and education for peasants, Jews, Muslim Tatars and American slaves-which earned him the devotion of the masses and lectures by the upper classes.
Readers of military and American history should take note: the minute details will enthrall devotees. Casual readers will benefit from Storozynski’s expert crafting of a readable and fact-filled story that pulls readers into the immediacy of the revolutionary era’s partisan and financial troubles.
The Polish Cultural Foundation, a non-profit organization, is located at 177 Broadway, Clark. For further information, contact the foundation office at 1-732-382-7197 or visit www.polishculturalfoundation.org.
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