Who among the ambassadors of Polish culture has succeeded in breaking all barriers in the country of Waskington? Who proved able to "make it"? Who has attained actual popularity? Whose share in the huge task of making the modern American nation is the greatest?
How is one to select them from among all that crowd and noise? How to locate them in a country where the race for fame and popularity goes on and on? In the nation where outstanding citizens are legion?
Out of the great, and with each passing year, richer, gallery of significant Americans of Polish background I have chosen a couple of figures only. The number could well be multiplied by ten, or even by a hundred. I had to make it small out of purely technical reasons.
Everything I have to tell are simple life-stories of some people. But, I think, they may be also looked upon as proof of the strength and vitality of Polish culture, which has become an important element in the cultural achievement of the big country between the oceans.
This book was written in 1977 by a well known Polish author who highlighted the lives of twenty Polish-Americans including:
Roman Gribbs, Korczak Ziolkowkski, Stanislaw Ulam, Leon Jaworski, Edward Piszek, Stanley Musial, Tadeusz Sendzimir, Edmund Muskie, Frank Piasecki and others.