Memoir of Thaddeus Kosciuszko: Poland's Hero and Patriot, an Officer in the American Army of the Revolution, and Member of the Society of the Cincinnati

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G. A. Thitchener, printer, 1883 - 58 pages
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Inspired by James Michener's Poland, and a visit to Warsaw, VA, I started a search for their mutual history. I started with "Friends of Liberty: A Tale of Three Patriots, Two Revolutions, and the Betrayal that Divided a Nation: Thomas Jefferson, Thaddeus Kosciuszko, and Agrippa Hull", then "Alex Storozynski’s book The Peasant Prince: Thaddeus Kosciuszko and the Age of Revolution (Thomas Dunne Books; April 28, 2009)".
I find this Memoir of Thaddeus Kosciuszko: to be accurate and concise. If you found my review, you owe it to yourself to find this genuine hero of the American Revolution, and sense his spirit of liberty reach out from over two hundred years ago.
 

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Page 17 - Firm-paced and slow, a horrid front they form, Still as the breeze, but dreadful as the storm. Low murmuring sounds along their banners fly, Revenge or death...
Page 18 - In vain, alas ! in vain, ye gallant few ! From rank to rank your volley'd thunder flew : — Oh ! bloodiest picture in the book of Time, Sarmatia fell, unwept, without a crime...
Page 16 - my bleeding country save! Is there no hand on high to shield the brave ? Yet, though destruction sweep these lovely plains, Rise, fellow-men! our country yet remains ! By that dread name we wave the sword on high, And swear for her to live ! — with her to die!
Page 50 - I never contemplated a more interesting human figure than Kosciusko stretched upon his couch. His wounds were still unhealed, and he was unable to sit upright. He appeared to be a small man, spare and delicate. A black silk bandage crossed his fair and high, but somewhat wrinkled, forehead. Beneath it his dark eagle eye sent forth a stream of light, that indicated the steady flame of patriotism which still burned within his soul ; unquenched by disaster and wounds, weakness, poverty, and exile. Contrasted...

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