The Color of Courage


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The Color of Courage


 A Selection of the HISTORY BOOK CLUB®


ibpa-benfranklinaward-label-silver-finalist-2010-6-4WINNER of the 2015 Benjamin Franklin GOLD Award for Interior Design (1-2 Color) and the SILVER Award for Autobiography/Memoir

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 “This account, written from the heart and by the hand of an adolescent boy, gives us unique and moving insights into World War II. A superb lesson of humanity and patriotism.”
            — Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Lech Wałęsa

“An inspiring read. The Color of Courage is for everyone—but particularly for young people, as they are maturing and searching for meaning in life and for the strength to stand up for what is good and meaningful. Kulski reminds us that freedom and human dignity transcend race, religion and age, and that our vigilance can never be relaxed.”
           — Rabbi Michael Schudrich, Chief Rabbi of Poland

“Kulski was able to give shape to the wider context of the Resistance movement. At once absorbing, inspiring, and tragic.”
         Publishers Weekly

“Gripping personal account... a deeply moving and unique perspective to World War II... utterly wrenching, heartfelt, and visceral narrative... includes thought-provoking philosophies and musings... a compelling and polished read with its own irresistible momentum... Poignant, haunting, gritty, and bursting with realism...”
       Foreword Reviews

"Immensely accessible today and the account of a young teen's coming of age."
        — Jerusalem Post

"Riveting...Holocaust libraries migth find this book useful for its insights into the role of the Polish underground."
        — Association of Jewish Libraries Reviews

“Dramatic, heartrending...Highly recommended.”
        — Cosmopolitan Review

“In World War II, Warsaw rose against the Nazi occupation not just once but twice...Kulski provides a remarkable account of sacrifice and personal courage as remembered through his eyes and personal experience (including participation in the major 1944 uprising). Compelling, readable, and very moving!”
          — Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, Center for Strategic & International Studies

“An exceptional coming-of-age story. Julian Kulski’s true-life adventure as a teenage resistance fighter in Warsaw during World War II leaps off the page in this riveting diary. He is an amazing man and a real hero for freedom.”
            — Rita Cosby, Emmy-Winning TV Host and Bestselling Author of Quiet Hero

“Haunting and powerful—the unforgettable true story of a boy soldier in World War II.”
            — Susan Eisenhower, President, Eisenhower Group

“Julian E. Kulski is a great American and a great Pole.”
           — Bronisław Komorowski, President of Poland

“Seldom in the annals of human history has the courage of a people shone through more brightly than that of the gallant Poles as they resisted not only the German onslaught, but the subjugation of the Soviets as well. The Color of Courage not only showcases the gallantry of one man, Julian Kulski, it provides clear insights into spiritual and moral strength of an entire nation.”
            — John R. Allen, General, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.)
                Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL
                Commander, NATO International Security Assistance Force (2011-2013)
                Recipient of the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Polish Republic

“Truthful, compelling and readable. Highly recommended.”
           — Wanda Urbanska, President, Jan Karski Educational Foundation

"Unique in the telling and perspective...honest portrayal of the challenges and motivations of very young person who was so actively engaged, and lived to tell the tale."
           — Kurier Polski of Minnesota

 "An incredible book...compelling, forceful, educational and filled with events that are written so vividly...a book of extreme historical significance."
          — Book Diva

 "Kulski's memoir is particularly heart-wrenching and eye-opening. I highly recommend this book."
          — Back to Books

"A rare and vivid day-to-day eyewitness account by a young boy who becomes a man far too soon."
          — Ruthfully Yours

"The perfect holiday gift for the war hero in your life."
          — An Unconventional Librarian



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