The 1848 Revolution in the Rumanian Lands by Georgescu-Buzău champions the working class, relentlessly bashes the “oppressive” aristocracy as well as the intellectuals of the bourgeoisie, and barely hints at the struggles of Hungarian serfs. He insists that the idea that the 1848 revolution was sparked by young students returning from their studies in France was a “distortion” created by “bourgeois historians.” Rather, he credits the source of the revolution to the discontent of the masses and its desire to abolish serfdom. Georgescu-Buzău also insists that Romanians were not copying the French Revolution in 1848, but argues, rather, that the level of discontent had been high for a long time, and that revolutionary activities had been taking place in Romania prior to 1848. By doing so, he goes against the grain of traditional analyses of the event. Throughout his book, Georgescu-Buzău reveals his own deep-rooted nationalism. He focuses on the internal events and arguments of Romania, supporting and emphasizing those which show the country in a more positive light. Published in 1965 in Bucharest, and thus under the Communist regime, it might be expected (to some extent) that such a work should be published. However, Georgescu-Buzău offers no footnotes or endnotes throughout the text, or even a bibliography, which leads one to question where he obtained all of the information used in the writing of this book. If The 1848 Revolution in Rumanian Lands cannot be entirely trusted as a historical work, it does at least shed some light on the feelings of nationalism felt by Romanians concerning the quest for independence and self-assertion. Georgescu-Buzău makes attempts at objectivity throughout the text, and sometimes succeeds, but ultimately his favorable view of the Romanian country and its cause comes glaring through this work.