This Pulaski Day, Celebrate Another Polish Revolutionary War Hero

Last year around this time, I suggested that you celebrate Pulaski Day by reading up on Casimir Pulaski, a Polish military officer who fought on the side of the Americans during the Revolutionary War. This Pulaski Day, read up on another volunteer Revolutionary War hero from Poland, Tadeusz Kosciuszko, with these articles from our online resources.

For Kids:

"Tadeusz Kosciuszko" by John J. Kulczycki
World Book, 2016.

"Fighters for America's Independence" by Randy Krehbiel
Cobblestone, May 1995.
The first half of this article discusses Pulaski, the second Kosciuszko.

For Adults:

"Tadeusz Andrzej Bonawentura Kosciuszko" by Harry M. Ward
American National Biography, 2000.

"In the Cause of Human Freedom" by David T. Zabecki
Military History, November 2011.
Click on "PDF Full Text" in the upper left-hand corner of the article to see it as it appeared in the magazine.

For more on Kosciuszko...

Try this biography for kids (grades 3 and up): Twice a Hero: Polish American Heroes of the American Revolution written by Dirk Wales and illustrated by Lynn Ihsen Peterson.

Or try this biography for adults: The Peasant Prince: Thaddeus Kosciuszko and the Age of Revolution by Alex Storozynski.

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