ARBA  American Reference Books Annual, Volume 24, 1993 Print Biography

Simoncini, Gabriele, Revolutionary Organizations and Revolutionaries in Interbellum Poland:
A Bibliographical Biographical Study. 
Lewiston, N.Y., Edwin Mellen Press, 1992.  pp. 278.   
Z7164.S67S55.  016.3242438'092'2.  LC 92-7441.  ISBN 0-7734-9487-1.

                This is a specialized but valuable bibliographic reference tool for library collections that support research on Eastern European history and politics.  It is divided into two major sections.  Part 1 has more than 3,000 entries in 10 languages (but primarily in Polish) on the Communist Party of Poland and on other revolutionary organizations in Poland from 1918 to 1990.  Sources listed include books, articles, documents, archives, catalogs, and a variety of other materials not usually found in major bibliographical studies.  Part 2 is an extensive listing of 600-plus Polish revolutionaries with accompanying bibliographic entries.  An introductory essay provides a historical background to this period and an analysis of the sources listed.

George S. Bobinski


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