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The peasant prince : Thaddeus Kosciuszko and the age of revolution

Author: Alex Storozynski
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Follows the life of the Polish aristocrat who believed in freedom, fought in the American Revolution, and was appointed chief of the Engineering Corps of the Northern army.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: Tadeusz Kościuszko; Tadeusz Kościuszko; Tadeusz Kościuszko
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Storozynski
ISBN: 9780312388027 0312388020
OCLC Number: 259266769
Description: xiv, 370 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Broken hearts and Greek role models --
A rebel joins the cause --
Turning back the British tide : the Battle of Saratoga --
French egos and colonial conspirators --
Washington's West Point architect --
A rock, an African prince, and America's traitor --
A Polish Yankee goes south --
Love and rockets --
Fiddling lords and enslaved hordes --
Europe's first constitution and the Polish revolution --
The "noble" traitors --
Kosciuszko's rebels : peasant scythemen, a burgher militia, and a Jewish cavalry --
Poland Is wiped off the map --
Kosciuszko tries to free Jefferson's slaves --
Napoleon comes up short --
A peasant without a country.
Responsibility: Alex Storozynski.

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Follows the life of the Polish aristocrat who believed in freedom, fought in the American Revolution, and was appointed chief of the Engineering Corps of the Northern army.

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