Why did Lithuania’s dictator in the 1920s (the pro-Nazi Augustinas Voldemaras, who aligned himself with Adolf Hitler) kick the author out of the country for writing this seemingly harmless book? What was the significance of the fact that the author’s father tutored a teenage Lenin while both were in law school in Russia? And how was this ground-breaking equivalent of “Lithuanian History for Dummies” a century ahead of its time?
For the answers to these and other questions, see the introduction to A Short History of Lithuania to 1569: Centennial Edition (1921–2021), now available for free on Amazon Kindle:
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