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The Baltic States: Years of Dependence, 1940-1980

The Baltic States: Years of Dependence, 1940-1980

By Romuald J. Misiunas and Rein Taagepera

University of California Press, 1983, 334 pp.

A chronicle of what has happened to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania under Nazi and Soviet rule. It is rather skimpy in the use of Soviet sources but very good in bringing to light little-known material in the Baltic languages, mainly Estonian and Lithuanian. The book is particularly strong in describing the notable revival of national cultures since the thaw of the early post-Stalin period.