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On The Viking Trail

Author : Don Lago
ISBN : 1587294834
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When his father developed Alzheimer’s disease, Don Lago realized that the stories and traditions of his Swedish ancestors would be lost along with the rest of his father’s memories. Haunted by this inevitable tragedy, Lago set out to fight back against forgetting by researching and reclaiming his long-lost Scandinavian roots. Beginning his quest with a visit to his ancestral home of Gränna, Sweden, Lago explores all facets of Scandinavian America—Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, and Icelandic—along the way. He encounters Icelanders living in the Utah desert, a Titanic victim buried beneath a gigantic Swedish coffee pot in Iowa, an Arkansas town named after the famous Swedish opera singer Jenny Lind, a real-life Legoland in southern California, and other unique remnants of America’s Scandinavian past. Visits to Sigurd Olson’s legendary cabin on the banks of Burntside Lake in the Boundary Waters of Minnesota and Carl Sandburg’s birthplace in Galesburg, Illinois, further provide Lago with an acute sense of the Scandinavian values that so greatly influenced, and continue to influence, American society. More than just a travel memoir, On the Viking Trail places Scandinavian immigrants and their history within the wider sweep of American culture. Lago’s perceptive eye and amusing tales remind readers of all ethnic backgrounds that to truly appreciate America one must never forget its immigrant past.

Vikings In The Attic

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Encyclopedia Of Race Ethnicity And Society

Author : Richard T. Schaefer
ISBN : 9781412926942
Genre : Social Science
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This three volume reference set offers a comprehensive look at the roles race and ethnicity play in society and in our daily lives. General readers, students, and scholars alike will appreciate the informative coverage of intergroup relations in the United States and the comparative examination of race and ethnicity worldwide. These volumes offer a foundation to understanding as well as researching racial and ethnic diversity from a multidisciplinary perspective. Over a hundred racial and ethnic groups are described, with additional thematic essays offering insight into broad topics that cut across group boundaries and which impact on society. The encyclopedia has alphabetically arranged author-signed essays with references to guide further reading. Numerous cross-references aid the reader to explore beyond specific entries, reflecting the interdependent nature of race and ethnicity operating in society. The text is supplemented by photographs, tables, figures and custom-designed maps to provide an engaging visual look at race and ethnicity. An easy-to-use statistical appendix offers the latest data with carefully selected historical comparisons to aid study and research in the area

The New Finnish Theatre

Author : Jeff Johnson
ISBN : 9780786456710
Genre : Performing Arts
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With its impressive variety of theater, Finland is a superpower of performing arts. Finnish theater, however, is presently a hotbed of cultural debate regarding the artistic quality of its performances. This comprehensive overview of contemporary theater explores many of the most contentious questions concerning applied theater, its devised methods, and the corresponding challenges presented to traditional definitions of theater and related arts. Through interviews with new writers and directors, and first-hand accounts of recent performances, this study attempts to define what it means today to say “Finnish theater.” It also addresses issues concerning Finland’s emergence as a cultural player within the European Union and implications for its evolving national identity.


Author : Neil Oliver
ISBN : 9780297867883
Genre : History
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The Vikings famously took no prisoners, relished cruel retribution, and prided themselves on their blood-thirsty skills as warriors. But their prowess in battle is only a small part of their story, which stretches from their Scandinavian origins to America in the west and as far as Baghdad in the east. As the Vikings did not write their history, we have to discover it for ourselves, and that discovery, as Neil Oliver reveals, tells an extraordinary story of a people who, from the brink of destruction, reached a quarter of the way around the globe and built an empire that lasted nearly 200 years. Drawing on the latest discoveries that have only recently come to light, Neil Oliver goes on the trail of the real Vikings. Where did they emerge from? How did they really live? And just what drove them to embark on such extraordinary voyages of discovery over 1000 years ago? VIKINGS will explore many of these questions for the first time in an epic story of one of the world's great empires of conquest.

Scandinavian Review

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105211394239
Genre : Scandinavians
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Moon Norway

Author : David Nikel
ISBN : 9781631214820
Genre : Travel
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Explore Your World Your Way Travel writer and Norwegian resident David Nikel shares his expert perspective on Norway's best, guiding you on a memorable and unique experience. Whether you're hoping to see the famed northern lights, explore Norway's beautiful fjords and mountains, or visit its beautiful and historical cities, Moon Norway has activities for every traveler. With itineraries like “The Best of Norway by Rail” and “Norway for Families,” expertly crafted maps, gorgeous photos, and Nikel's trustworthy advice, Moon Norway provides the tools for planning your perfect trip! Moon Norway covers can't-miss sights and the best destinations including: Oslo Southern Norway Bergen and the Gateway to the Fjords Ålesund and The Atlantic Coast Trondheim and Central Norway Bodø and Lofoten The Norwegian Arctic

Moon Oslo

Author : David Nikel
ISBN : 1631216619
Genre : Travel
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Your World Your Way! One of Europe's fastest growing cities, Oslo is a perfect mixture of art, culture, and wilderness. Discover Norway's vibrant capital with Moon Oslo. What You'll Find in Moon Oslo: Expert author David Nikel shares his insights with his adopted hometown Full-color guidebook with vibrant, helpful photos Detailed directions and maps for exploring on your own In-depth coverage for Downtown Oslo, Frogner & Bygdøy, Grunerløkka, Frognerseteren, Nordmarka, Østmarka, and Hovedøya Strategic advice on finding the best accommodations, getting around, and experiencing Oslo at its finest Activities and trip ideas for every traveler: Visit Oslo's Opera House, National Gallery, or Royal Palace to experience the city's art and culture, or tour the Viking Ship Museum to explore Norway's ancient past. Wander the Akerselva Riverwalk, sample some of Oslo's delicious traditional foods, or splurge on one of the city's four Michelin-starred restaurants. Go island hopping by sailboat for a taste of Norway's wilderness within the city limits, or take the metro out to cross-country ski trails surrounding the city Accurate information, including background on the landscape, history, and culture Handy tools such as travel tips, safety information, and an easy to navigate format, all packaged in a book light enough to fit in your carry-on With Moon Oslo's practical tips, myriad activities, and an insider's view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.

Gesammelte Aufs Tze Zur Kulturgeschichte Spaniens

Author : Henry Goddard Leach
ISBN : UOM:39015036697475
Genre : Little magazines
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Vol. 14, no. 5 (May 1926) is special issue devoted to John Ericsson.

The United States Catalog

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ISBN : IOWA:31858030454346
Genre : American literature
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