IN THE REVIEW

A Long Way from Poland

Poland's Caribbean Tragedy: A Study of Polish Legions in the Haitian War of Independence, 1802–1803 Press

by Jan Pachonski and Reuel K. Wilson
I have just returned from a brief visit to Haiti, under commission to write a second report on the revolution of February 7, 1986, that overthrew the thirty-year Duvalier dictatorship. And so my first reaction (on sight) to a book about the Polish component of the Napoleonic invasion of Haiti …