THE DATE !
A MEETING WITH RICHARD COSBY AND OTHER WARSAW UPRISING FIGHTERS!
General of Poland in New York
233 Madison Avenue
(Jan Karski Corner)
New York, NY 10016
June 22, 2010 at 07:30 PM
June 22, 2010 at 09:30 PM
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from My Father's Past
A story of a Warsaw Uprising
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
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
"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