‘Quiet Hero’ by Rita Cosby recounts stories about the Polish Resistance and the author’s father.
With President Donald Trump’s visit to Poland, Americans may rediscover a country few US media pay much attention to. When Trump said, “[T]he West will never, ever be broken,” it resonated with his audience. Poland’s history is one long narrative about a commitment to liberty and freedom.
In 2010 I reviewed the book Quiet Hero by Rita Cosby. Cosby’s book recounts the Polish Resistance during World War II, something many aren’t aware existed. Cosby wrote her book after learning her father had been a Resistance fighter during the war.
Once Germany invaded Poland, Great Britain’s hopes for peace were dashed, and World War II became unavoidable. Germany had colluded with the Soviet Union prior to attacking Poland.
Poland lost approximately 6 million people from its population during the war. After World War II ended, then began the battle for freedom from communist rule.
I though about Cosby’s book when I saw the president speaking on TV this morning. Continue reading