Iron or Steel

A Memoir on Living Dreams

by Marek Maria Pienkowski & With Linda M. Best



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/7/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 228
ISBN : 9781480862159
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 228
ISBN : 9781480862166
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 228
ISBN : 9781480862173

About the Book

Marek Maria Pienkowski was born in Lodz, Poland, on Sept. 8, 1945, with a hereditary title of nobility in the country enduring the tribulations of World War II longer than any other in Europe.

 Pienkowski's rebellion against Poland's loss of independence after the war began at age five or six, when he became a founding member, with two friends, of the modestly-named Organization to Liberate Poland. The trio recognized that liberation required secret identities, so the author was Snake and his friends were Fox and Wolf.

 His conflicts with the Polish Communist Party escalated to the point where he left Poland rather than accepting an offer of party membership. He eventually made his way to the United States, where he pursued opportunities in Philadelphia, Baltimore, East Lansing, and Detroit before settling in Knoxville, Tennessee.

 A noted Polish-American scientist, biomedical entrepreneur, and founder of a network of clinics, Dr. Pienkowski advanced cancer research, genetic engineering, and treatment of immunological disease. He has been a prolific patron of the arts, formally accredited cultural ambassador, and counselor to US governors, representatives, senators, and presidents.

 From breaking the suffocating confines of Communist rule to making groundbreaking medical discoveries, achieving great financial success, and acting to bring human cultures together, the author looks back at his extraordinary life in this inspirational memoir.

About the Author

Marek Maria Pienkowski, M.D., Ph.D., is a noted Polish-American medical researcher, physician, and medical entrepreneur known for groundbreaking scientific discoveries across a broad set of medical specialties. He is also a formally-accredited cultural ambassador for artistic, scientific, and business dialogue between the United States of America and Poland.

Linda Best, Ed.D., is a published author, professor emerita of writing and former chair of the English Department of Kean University, Union, New Jersey.