Monday, May 4, 2009

THE PEASANT PRINCE: Thaddeus Kosciuszko and the Age of Revolution

By Alex Storozynski

Thaddeus Kosciuszko was one of the American Revolution’s most important figures and a world-wide defender of the common people. Today, there are bridges, statues, parks, schools and towns across the country named in his honor. However, few know the entire story of Kosciuszko and his many contributions to the pursuit of freedom for all. For instance, few know that he gave his salary as a general in the American Revolution to Thomas Jefferson with instructions for him to use the money to buy slaves - and free them. Now, in THE PEASANT PRINCE: Thaddeus Kosciuszko and the Age of Revolution, Alex Storozynski, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and President and Executive Director of The Kosciuszko Foundation, paints a fascinating portrait of this incredible man, whom Jefferson called "as pure a son of liberty as I have ever known." Call or e-mail Sandy - 516-735-5468 - to schedule Interviews with Alex.

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