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  • The Almost Nearly Perfect Peopleby Michael Booth

    Random House 2014; US$ 14.38

    The Danes are the happiest people in the world, and pay the highest taxes. 'Neutral' Sweden is one of the biggest arms manufacturers in the world. Finns have the largest per capita gun ownership after the US and Yemen. 54 per cent of Icelanders believe in elves. Norway is the richest... more...

  • Lard, Lice and Longevityby Ralf Futselaar; Hsieh Ying-Hui; J. de Jong; W. Koetsenruijter

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 44.95

    Lard, Lice and Longevity reconstructs economic policies implemented in Denmark and the Netherlands during the German occupation. It clearly shows that the experiences of both these countries during World War I, and during the 1930s equipped them to introduce extensive and intrusive economic controls to ward off a subsistence crisis. In spite of... more...

  • The Far Travelerby Nancy Marie Brown

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 14.99

    Five hundred years before Columbus, a Viking woman named Gudrid sailed off the edge of the known world. She landed in the New World and lived there for three years, giving birth to a baby before sailing home. Or so the Icelandic sagas say. Even after archaeologists found a Viking longhouse in Newfoundland, no one believed that the details of Gudrid?s... more...

  • The Almost Nearly Perfect Peopleby Michael Booth

    Picador 2015; US$ 26.99

    A WITTY, INFORMATIVE, AND POPULAR TRAVELOGUE ABOUT THE SCANDINAVIAN COUNTRIES AND HOW THEY MAY NOT BE AS HAPPY OR AS PERFECT AS WE ASSUME Journalist Michael Booth has lived among the Scandinavians for more than ten years, and he has grown increasingly frustrated with the rose-tinted view of this part of the world offered up by the Western media.... more...

  • The Vikingsby Neil Oliver

    Pegasus Books 2013; US$ 24.99

    The Vikings famously took no prisoners, relished cruel retribution, and prided themselves on their bloodthirsty 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 own history,... more...

  • The Viking Sagaby John Haywood

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 13.11

    The violent and predatory society of Dark Age Scandinavia left a unique impact on the history of medieval Europe. From their chill northern fastness, Norse warriors, explorers and merchants raided, traded, and settled across wide areas of Europe, Asia and the North Atlantic from the late 8th to the mid-11th century. THE VIKING CHRONICLES narrates... more...

  • A Tiny Spot on the Earthby Piet de Rooy

    Amsterdam University Press 2015; US$ 123.99

    In this survey of the Dutch political culture of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Piet de Rooij reveals that the ?polder model? often used to describe economic and social policymaking based on consensus is a myth. Instead, modern political culture in the Dutch Low Countries began with a revolution and is rife with rivalries among political... more...

  • Island of the Doomedby Stig Dagerman; Laurie Thompson

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 19.00

    A haunting masterpiece of Scandinavian literature?now published for the first time in the United States more...

  • Vikingsby Neil Oliver

    Orion 2012; Not Available

    Neil Oliver goes beyond their bloody reputation to search for the truth about the Vikings - from Newfoundland to Moscow, Iceland to Istanbul. more...

  • How to Be Danishby Patrick Kingsley

    Atria Books/Marble Arch Press 2014; US$ 16.00

    Denmark is the country of the moment. Recently named the happiest nation in the world, it?s the home of The Killing and Noma, the world?s best (and most eccentric) restaurant. We wear their sweaters, watch their thrillers, and covet their cool modern design, but how much do we really know about the Danes themselves? Part reportage, part travelogue,... more...