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Peasant Prince Author Visit

 
Author Storozynski discusses his book with PAC member Robert       Ben Stefanski of the Polish Cultural Garden visits with Rev. Joseph
Skomra                                                                                     Rudjak before the book talk


The Polish Arts Club of Youngstown kicked off local celebrations of Polish American Heritage Month a little early hosting Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alex Storozynski to speak about his new book, The Peasant Prince: Thaddeus Kosciuszko and the Age of Revolution on Monday September 28th.

The Club hosted Storozynski for dinner prior. Members enjoyed discussing with him local Polonia as well as the the role of some members played in the creation of the Kosciuszko Foundation of which he is the newly named president.

Afterward, the group went to the Poland Township Building where they were joined by members of the general public and the media to hear Storozynski's entertaining, educational talk.

The book tells the story of General Thaddeus Kosciuszko's pivotal role in the American Revolution and the rebellion that he ignited in Europe, fighting for the rights of African Slaves, European Serfs, Jews, Native-Americans & Women. And the way Storozynski shares the story makes this hero's tale even more exciting!

The biography attracted wide public attention because the community of Poland, Ohio is named in Kosciuszko's honor. When becoming a township, settlers there wanted to honor two foreign heroes of the American Revolutionary War: Casimir Pulaski and Count Kosciuszko. Rather than picking one of their names as a name for the township, it was felt that using the name of their home country would honor both men.
Author Alex Storozynski has crowd enraptured with story of General Thaddeus Kosciuszko