Hmm.... It says here that Polish-American boxer Stanley Ketchel was so tough, upon hearing of his death, author Jack London commented, "Stand over him and start counting to 10, he'll get up." - The Poles in the New World, p. 45
BELOW: The Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of the Province of Ontario, dropped by Eddie Zawadzki's book signing at the 2013 Roncesvalles Polish Festival.
Edward Zawadzki's latest book: "Poles In The New World: The New Generation"
Jack Johnson vs Stanley Ketchel, October 16, 1909
Mission Street Arena, Colma, California
Eddie Zawadzki is very active doing lectures and book signings wherever possible on both sides of the American-Canadian border. His lectures focus on the rich history of the Poles and how much Polish culture has contributed to our North American culture and society. Eddie's book, "Poles in the New World", is now available in both English and Polish, and his latest book, "Poles In The New World: The New Generation", was released in October, 2013.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Zawadzki's latest book "Poles in the New World: The New Generation" is now available for purchase. His first book, "The Poles in the New World" is also available in Polish: ("Polacy w Nowym Świeci"). The English version is in its 5th printing.
Interview with Eddie Zawadzki, Author of
"The Poles in the New World"
ABOVE: Edward Zawadzki's mother is a concentration camp survivor. She has seen it all.
ABOVE: Eddie Zawadzki, Author of
"The Poles in the New World" and "Poles in the New World: The new Generation" with his mom
ABOVE: Photo of author Edward Zawadzki discussing his latest book at the Polish Consulate in Toronto. Mr. Zawadzki was also presented with the Paderewski Medal of Honor by Polish War Vets at this special reception.
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LEFT: On November 22, 2013 Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Toronto hosted the book launching event of the latest book written by Edward Zawadzki Poles in the New World. The New Generation. Among many distinguished guests who came to the meeting there were Members of Provincial Parliament, namely Mr. Wladyslaw Lizon, Mr. Dough Holyday and Mr. Ted Opitz, representatives of Polonia and some of the people mentioned in the book.
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Omni TV report covering Zawadzki's new book release and being awarded a medal by Poland at the Polish consulate.
Our dear friend, Eddie Zawadzki, passed away recently. Our thoughts and prayers are with Eddie, his mother and his entire family. R.I.P.
September 4, 2016
R.I.P. Edward Zawadzki
I am still trying to get over learning that Eddie Zawadzki, Toronto sportscaster and author, died of a heart attack last Wednesday. Eddie was well known on both sides of the border and he was my friend. He will be greatly missed by his mom and by friends and family. Such a shock. Eddie was only fifty-five years old.
My YouTube video is my way of saying goodbye. Eddie was a boxer in his younger days and remained active as a ring announcer and fight promoter. I don't know much about boxing, but I saw EdzIu slam a punching bag once, and let me tell you HE COULD HIT. I always told him that if a fight ever breaks out at one of our events, I wanted to be on his side. Eddie was a great guy with a big heart. He will me missed.