The Baltic Revolution Estonia, Latvia Lithuania and the Path to Independence

By: Lieven, Anatol

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454 pp. Photographs. An almost as new, clean bright copy. "There is no denying that this is a very valuable book on the Baltic States' history during the fall of the Soviet Union. But on the other hand, there are few other books out there to compare this one with. The bibliography on the history of the Baltic States is quite scarce. Lieven gives a good, and thourough analysis of a specific time in history, however, for many local Balts, when reading the text, it is obvious that this was written by an outsider looking in. Lieven does not always seem to fully understand the real character and history of the region. Nevertheless, since there are very few foreign authors paying attention to the region, an imperfect treatement is better than no treatment at all. The Baltic Countries have changed dramatically since this book was written. The situation described in the book as "contemporary" already seems like ancient history in the Baltic States. Readers should not think that the countries described in the books are still the same today. It is a valuable book, since there is little else written on the period or the region. However, looking at it objectivly, it is not perfect, and lacks a true understanding of the events that have shaped Baltic history and created the Baltic people. (Amazon 2000)

Title: The Baltic Revolution Estonia, Latvia Lithuania and the Path to Independence

Author Name: Lieven, Anatol

Categories: Vesture (History), About Latvia,

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press: 1993

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Almost As New

Jacket Condition: Almost As New

Seller ID: 003173

Keywords: Baltic States Independence from USSR