The statement recognizes author Rita Cosby, an Emmy-winning broadcast journalist, her father Richard Cosby, the subject of the book, and the thousands of Polish fighters who died defending their country during World War II and who are now honored by the book and its international acclaim.
The statement reads:
“The enormous success of Quiet Hero marks a historic moment for the entire Polish community, giving voice and honor to all of young Richard Cosby’s friends and the two hundred thousand who perished in the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. It has been decades since a book about this defining piece of World War II history has achieved such prominence both for its writer and our citizenry. We are tremendously proud of Rita Cosby and her father Richard who as a brave Resistance fighter was unwavering in the battle against sheer evil and steadfast in his devotion to his country.
“For this, Poland is forever grateful.”
The statement is signed, “Ewa Junczyk-Ziomecka, Consul General of the Republic of Poland in New York.”
The elder Cosby, who has received several awards, including recognition from retired Marine Maj. Gen. James E. Livingston, a Medal of Honor recipient, since the book was published in 2010, has expressed his own gratitude.
His daughter Rita said, “To have a bestselling book about my father and his courageous comrades is deeply meaningful and a tribute to all the quiet heroes who continue to fight for freedom around the world.”
Quiet Hero, released in hardback, May 2010, is now available in paperback at quiethero.org.