He studied philosophy and natural science at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków and later in Poznań and the University of Leipzig. As an officer of the reserve of the Polish Army, he took part in the Greater Poland Uprising in 1918, was one of the organizers of the Polish Military Organisation from 1918 to 1920.
He travelled to Mexico, Indochina, Brazil, Madagascar, West Africa, Canada and United States, amongst other countries. He wrote 32 books that have been translated into 23 languages and sold over 10 million copies in total. His most famous and popular book, written in 1942, was "Squadron 303 (book)" about the legendary Kościuszko Squadron fighting during the Battle of Britain; it sold over 1.5 million copies. In 1957 he published Orinoco (novel).
His family includes his wife Maria, and his two sons who are all alive today. The Arkady Fiedler Museum in Puszczykowo is run by the legacy's proud family.
List of Arkady Fiedler books translated to English language
- "Robinson Crusoe Island"
- "White Jaguar"
- "Squadron 303 (book)" (1942)
- "Thank You, Captain, Thank You!"
- "The Madagascar I Love"
- "The River Of Singing Fish "
and many more
- 1927 - northern Norway
- 1928 - southern Brasil
- 1933 - Amazonia and eastern Peru
- 1935 - Canada
- 1937 - Madagascar (specifically Ambinanitelo)
- 1939 - Tahiti
- 1940 - France, Great Britain
- 1942 - 1943 - USA, Trinidad, Guiana, Brasil
- 1945 - Canada
- 1948 - Mexico
- 1952 - 1953 - USRR (Georgia)
- 1956 - 1957 - Indochina (northern Vietnam, Laos, Camboja)
- 1959 - 1960 - Africa (Guinea, Ghana)
- 1961 - north-western Canada
- 1963 - 1964 - Brasil, Guiana
- 1965 - 1966 - Madagascar
- 1967 - Brasil
- 1968 - USRR (eastern Siberia)
- 1969 - Nigeria
- 1970 - Peru
- 1971 - West Africa
- 1972 - Canada (British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec)
- 1973 - South America
- 1975 - Canada (Ontario, Quebec)
- 1976 - 1977 - West Africa
- 1978 - 1979 - Peru
- 1980 - Canada
- 1981 - West Africa
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