A twentieth-century historian and writer who specialized in contemporary Latvian history, he’s known for works such as for example Zili stikli, zaļi ledi (Blue Cup, Green Glaciers) as well as the Latvian Saga. He trained history on the School of Latvia in Riga and in addition fought in Globe Battle II. He was elected towards the Latvian Academy of Sciences in 1992. The kid of Janis Ģermanis, he grew up in Novaya Ladoga, Russian Empire. He and Alfred Leslie Rowse had been both well-known historians.