The Story of Bronisław Piłsudski


Exactly 120 years after the beginning of Bronisław Piłsudski’s last great research trip on the roads and in the wilderness of Sakhalin and Hokkaido, a Polish translation was issued of Professor Kazuhiko Sawada’s book titled The Story of Bronisław Piłsudski. A Pole Named King of the Ainus that was published in Japan in 2019. This is the first full biography of this remarkable man, being compiled during a period of over forty (!) years. It was published by the Józef Piłsudski Museum in Sulejówek, thanks to the support of the Japanese Foundation and the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology in Kraków.

Table of contents:
Editorial notes (Kazuhiko Sawada)
From the translator (Barbara Słomka)
Map – Bronisław Piłsudski’s path of life
Introduction (Danuta Onyszkiewicz)
Chapter 1. Childhood and Youth in Lithuania
Chapter 2. Study in St. Petersburg and Failed Attempt on the Life of the Tsar
Chapter 3. In Exile in Sakhalin
Chapter 4. The Vladivostok Period
Chapter 5. Research in Sakhalin I
Chapter 6. The Research Expedition to Hokkaido
Chapter 7. Research in Sakhalin II
Chapter 8. Re-visiting the Russian Far East
Chapter 9. Stay in Japan
Chapter 10. Japan and the Japanese People in Piłsudski’s Eyes
Chapter 11. Across the Pacific to America
Chapter 12. The Galician Period
Chapter 13. Futabatei’s Trip to St. Petersburg
Chapter 14. Travel in Europe, Death
Epilogue. Further Life of the Ainu Family
Afterword (Kazuhiko Sawada)
Who is Bronisław Piłsudski for “His own People” Today (Barbara Słomka).
The Information about the first editions of the works used in the book
Index of Names
Origin of the Illustrations

Author: Prof. Kazuhiko Sawada
Translated by Barbara Słomka
Publisher: Józef Piłsudski Museum in Sulejówek

Size: 496 pages
Format: 170×240 mm
Binding: hardback
Retail price: 70.00 PLN
ISBN 978-83-63872-55-7
Release date: 15 January 2022

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