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A MEETING WITH RICHARD COSBY AND OTHER WARSAW UPRISING FIGHTERS!

Consulate General of Poland in New York
233 Madison Avenue
(Jan Karski Corner)
New York, NY 10016

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When:
June 22, 2010 at 07:30 PM
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June 22, 2010 at 09:30 PM
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QUIET HERO
Secrets from My Father's Past
By Rita Cosby

 

A story of a Warsaw Uprising Fighter


At a time of increased patriotism and emphasis on family values, QUIET HERO: Secrets From My Father's Past  reminds us all what it really means to be an American.

Journalist Rita Cosby surprisingly knew little about her father Richard's harrowing past: that he had left Poland after World War II and had scars all over his body that he refused to talk about. One Christmas, when Rita was a teenager, her father abruptly announced he was leaving, which caused a severe divide in their relationship that would continue most of Rita's life. But years later, after her mother's death, Rita discovered a worn and tattered leather suitcase tucked away full of mementos, including an old Polish Resistance armband, rusted tags bearing a prisoner number, and an identity card for a POW named Ryszard Kossobudzki.  These relics would be the tools for Rita to open a new dialogue with her distant father, and embark upon the most amazing journey of her life.

After years of estrangement, Rita finally persuaded her father to break his silence.  An extraordinary account of bravery, Richard spent his teens in the Polish Resistance, actively fighting the enemy to the last bullet in the Warsaw Uprising in 1944. As a young boy, Richard watched his hometown get decimated by Nazi bombs, got a codename, and although his parents wanted to sneak him out of Poland, he secretly pledged to fight and showed unwavering loyalty to his country and comrades, telling them, "I'd rather die with friends, than live with strangers."...


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"A beautiful tribute to the strenght of the human spirit"
- DR. HENRY KISSINGER, FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE

"This is an incredible story of survival and sheer courage"
-GEN. TOMMY FRANK, U.S. ARMY (RET), FORMER COMMANDER, U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND

"One of Poland's great treasures has now been found. Richard Cosby and his resistance comrades are true heroes in our historic fight for freedom. Without their courage, Solidarity would never have won its final battle"
- LECH WALESA, FORMER PRESIDENT OF POLAND

"Rita Cosby's compelling book captures an import_ant part of history. In its intimately personal way, Quiet Hero honors those, like her father, who fought valiantly and often anonymously against true evil."
    
- DAVID HARRIS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE

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