J. Savasis - The War Against God in Lithuania, New York, 1966

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The War Against God in Lithuania by J. Savasis, New York: Many land Books, 1966, softcover;

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This book contains a host of documented facts and figures but presented in a way that does not overwhelm the reader. The forbidding technical appearance of some other studies and reports of the situation I have read are happily absent here. (And if the statistics given here do not correspond in every detail to figures in other studies, it is doubtless because present-day statistics on the Church in Lithuania are extremely hard to come by — even for the Vatican). Dr. Savasis has also had the good sense to illustrate each pattern of Soviet persecution with concrete examples that make the actual application of each Communist tactic crystal clear, even for readers not yet familiar with Soviet methods or Communist double-talk on the subject of religion.