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History of Latvia
History of Latvia
By Arnolds Spekke
Goppers, 1951, 436 pp.

This second general history of Latvia to appear in English recently is a more scholarly work than that of A. Bilmanis, "A History of Latvia" (noted here in July 1952). The author was formerly professor and vice-president at the University of Latvia. Originally written in Italian in 1940-43, then translated into Latvian, and finally into English by a group of Latvians in Sweden, it is not particularly readable.