the best stories write life, and the Director Pasikovski-preaches the known statement. Sometimes, though, you don’t even need Pasikowski, you just need a little time to record your memories. You can also wait until there is someone willing to do it for us. Biographies and autobiographies are very popular in the literary market. Among them, however, many are terribly weak positions.
Poles are the best
In the case of autobiography is often the fault of the author himself, who does not know how interesting to imagine his life, too she lies, has a weak ghostwriter or just nothing interesting to transfer. So with the biographies of writers, which are taken for making other people’s lives, do not have this relevant knowledge, create a postcard-heart or just imagining things. Fortunately, with all this thicket you can extort names that are worth attention-intriguing and neatly written.
Take, for example, the book “poles are the best”. This catchy name does not hide the Pianos in honor of our nation, but the specific story of a canadian who served in the 303 division during world war II. Johnny Kent recorded his memories from that period, and his daughter added their corresponding comment – so there was a book that represents a significant contribution to the history of the famous squad.
Part of Kent’s story by the power of things coincides with the stories of other pilots, but in fact a lot of material presents things less known or presented from a completely different perspective. It is also a book about the fight against prejudice: initially Kent was a pole, directed reluctantly, considered the service in their unit recognition of honor. Over time, however, he got to know them better, appreciated the value of his new colleagues and became one of them. For fans of the history of the SECOND world war, this provision is mandatory for others – just an interesting book that you read in one breath.
They introduced me to the Bareta of the cross of the brave and insisted that I immediately put it on my uniform. The Party was absolutely fantastic, but I managed to survive and at three o’clock in the morning the only deuce holding still on our feet were the two of us: johnny Zumbach, my Number Two, and me. And I walked him to bed! This feat is a fairly significant impact on my reputation among the Poles.
Kent was not the only foreign military who was sympathetic to our people. Another character with similar tastes and perhaps even more interesting memories was Adrian Carton de Viard, an aristocrat, a soldier – one of those who are said to have their experiences shared by several other people. In the army, when it had been possible. Already at the age of 18, he took part in hostilities in Somalia. Fought Best Biographies and Memoirs in both world wars. In the fighting he lost an eye, hand, and broke his spine.
He was friends with the powerful in this world. Winston Churchill, Charles de Gaulle and Joseph Pilsudski. For a long time he lived in Poland, in the estate, presented to him by king Radziwill. Interesting fact: his loners could only be reached by boat. Always inclined to take risks, not afraid of almost anything, acting quickly and decisively – it is not surprising that the British government considered him the right man for contacts with the poles. That is why he became a member of the British military mission in Poland (and very quickly their leader).
The Black count. Glory, revolution, betrayal and the real count of Monte Cristo
Another soldier, which book is worth read – Thomas-Alexander Dumas. To learn his fate, by the way, to get the book Volume Reissa, called “the Black count. Glory, revolution, betrayal and the real count of Monte Cristo.” Everyone knows that Dumas, the author of the Three Musketeers. Few, however, know that his father was no less interesting figure. Thomas Dumas was born on the island of San Domingo. He was the son of the Marquis de Pilleteri and black slave Cessette Dumas.
De Pailleterie was not a good father – he sold his minor son into slavery. However, young Dumas managed to regain his freedom and get to France. There he received an education and a certain position in society. Told on the side of the revolution, and as the commander checked in battle, but the real fame he brought the Napoleonic wars. It was then that won the biggest victory, unfortunately, the conflict with the Emperor himself made you his diligent honor to him.
In addition to Dumas ‘ biography, Reiss also described in detail the situation of slaves, former slaves and people with darker skin. “Black count…”- this is a book, touching themes, which are often przemilcza-the author fills these gaps and shows the world at the turn of the XVIII and XIX centuries from a slightly different side. Thomas-Alexandra was seventeen when he began his studies at the Academy. He was almost four years older than Saint-Georges when he got into this school, but he looked more forceful and aggressive in his fighting style, using his height, speed and strength. He was with a sword.
Fast forward to the present. “Lemons” by Emmanuel Carrer, or a French writer, writes about a Russian writer. From the very beginning the author admits that Eduard Limonov fascinates him. And it is hardly surprising: Limonow is a character, at least, intriguing. Writer, poet, the people against the politician of the opposition. A young bully and a petty thief. The founder of the national Bolshevik party (together with scientist and occultist Alexander Dugina and punk musician Yegor Letov).
Conflicting almost the entire Russian stage of the literary (Solzhenitsyn called him a little weak in collaboration pornography) and the most political. Member of the war in the Balkans. A terrorist suspect, he spent some time in prison. From such elements just need to create a decent biography – and Carrère Barnes succeeded. Reading his book, there is a wild desire to get acquainted with Limonov even more. Unfortunately, in Poland there was only one book by this author:”it’s me, Edichka.”
Another artist in our article-that should not surprise anyone, because many of them had a really impressive resume. Agony and ecstasy is a monumental work by Irving stone dedicated to the life of Michelangelo. The author spent several years in Italy, collecting materials and empathizing with the situation of the master of the Renaissance. Stone did not want to present the life story of the Creator, but his struggle painting – titular suffering and ecstasy. Conflicts with loved ones and other great artists of the era (in particular, Leonardo and Raphael) are mixed with descriptions of the creative dilemma. And all this against the background of a richly outlined era. Thanks to this, a novel was created, full of passion, showing the complex personality of Michelangelo.