Geologist writes book on Polish history

7-24-2012

Houston Chronicle published Kyrie O’Connor’s article about the book we already know:  Pete Hetherington’s  Unvanquished: Joseph Pilsudski, Resurrected Poland and the Struggle for Eastern Europe.

 

 

Here are some of the many reasons Pete Hetherington should never have even attempted to write a biography of an early 20th-century Polish statesman: He’s a petroleum engineer, not a historian. He hadn’t taken an English class since high school. He couldn’t type. He didn’t know Word. He isn’t even Polish. He also has a family and a full-time job. But none of this daunted Hetherington, who is 55. „How hard could it be to write a book?” he asked himself at the time. (Ha!)

 

 

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