Quiet Hero

Quiet Hero

Secrets From My Father's Past

Book - 2010
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Uncovers the author's father's history as a WWII prisoner-of-war, a situation he found himself in after he joined the Polish resistance against the Nazis as a teen, in a book with archival photos and pictures of artifacts.
Publisher: New York : Threshold Editions, 2010.
Edition: 1st Threshold Editions hardcover ed.
ISBN: 9781439165508
1439165505
Branch Call Number: B/COSBY
Characteristics: vii, 296 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.

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pierce_b
Jun 08, 2017

To be honest I didn't expect a lot out of this book, but was pleasantly surprised and am glad I decided to read it.

I knew little of the Polish point of view during WW2 and what the Polish resistance fighters went through. The Allied forces hardly gave them airdrops and if they did usually the Germans took them before the Polish were able to. The Russians could've helped them much more during the war and the Poles were hoping they would come into to aid their cause but intentionally didn't help them.

After reading this I believe the Polish people were one of the worst treated people during the War second only to the Jews. I could go on about how the Russians really gave the Polish people the big middle finger so it really opens my eyes to that scum.

Good read and I highly recommend the book, her dad spoke honestly and openly after decades of keeping this information to herself.

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Mmegood
Jan 02, 2017

A truly rare experience between father and daughter, and how the ripple effect of our experiences shape our future relationships, mindsets, attitudes. I thoroughly enjoyed this biography for not only the unique historical context but the healing between a father daughter relationship as Well.

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kchyla
Sep 27, 2010

An amazing and telling story of what one young man went through in order to try to preserve the freedom of his country.... an amazing account of coming back together of the scarred father and the wounded daughter.

I highly recommend this this book for anyone who may even just like history or adventure of the young as it's a fantastic account of what one young man saw.
I also recommend it for anyone who's had a parent who lived through war and may not know the scars left behind...

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