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  • Happy Times in Norwayby Sigrid Undset

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 16.95

    Happy Times in Norway is a moving and delicately humorous picture of Sigrid Undset?s blissful home life before her nation fell to the Nazi occupation. Infused with the wish that those cherished days could return, Undset captures the excitement of a Norwegian Christmas, the Seventeenth of May, summer in the idyllic mountains, and the chaotic adventure... more...

  • Hakon of Rogen's Sagaby Erik Christian Haugaard; Leo Dillon; Diane Dillon

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 11.95

    Erik Christian Haugaard?s Hakon of Rogen?s Saga is a remarkable novel that perfectly catches the mood of a harsh but heroic people. Set at the end of the Viking period, it tells of a young boy, Hakon, from the island of Rogen who, after his chieftain father is murdered, undertakes to reclaim his birthright from his treacherous uncle. more...

  • A Slave's Taleby Erik Christian Haugaard; Leo Dillon; Diane Dillon

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 11.95

    The sequel to Hakon of Rogen?s Saga , this book is told from the point of view of a slave girl, Helga, who stows away on the longship when Hakon, the young Viking chieftain, sets sail for France on a voyage to return a freed slave to his homeland. The voyagers? journey is perilous, and upon reaching France only tragedy ensues. more...

  • Post-Industrial Landscape Scarsby Anna Storm

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    An exploration of the flipside of industrial materiality in the shape of contamination, abandonment and dramatic landscape transformation. more...

  • Flattering Alliancesby Peter Lindström; Svante Norrhem

    Nordic Academic Press 2013; US$ 40.99

    Taking a fresh look at the history of diplomacy, this book looks at the fight for hegemony between France and Austria after the Peace of Westphalia 1648, showing how their clashes dragged the Scandinavian kingdoms into European top-level politics and forced them to take part in the play, constantly negotiating risks and profits. Historians Peter Lindström... more...

  • Lentolaivue 24by Kari Stenman

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 16.95

    Finland's premier fighter squadron during World War 2, Lentolaivue 24 (Flying Squadron 24) first saw action during the bloody Winter War of 1939-40, when the Soviet Red Army launched a surprise attack on the small Scandinavian country - the squadron enjoyed great success against numerically superior opposition. LLv 24 was once again in the thick of... more...

  • Finnish Aces of World War 2by Kari Stenman

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    Always outnumbered by their Soviet counterparts, the small band of Finnish fighter pilots who defended their Scandinavian homeland from the 'communist hordes' in three separate wars between 1939 and 1945 amassed scores only bettered by the Luftwaffe's Jagdflieger. Initially equipped with a motley collection of biplane and monoplane fighters garnered... more...

  • Fokker D.XXI Aces of World War 2by Kari Stenman

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    Entering service with the Dutch Army's Aviation Branch from early 1938, the Fokker D.XXI was also built under license in Denmark and Finland. Dutch D.XXIs subsequently saw less than a week of action following the German invasion of western Europe on 10 May 1940, with many of the country's 28 fighters being destroyed on the ground. Those that survived... more...

  • Finland in the European Unionby Tapio Raunio; Teija Tiilikainen

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 59.95

    With a focus on governmental institutions, this book explores the ways in which EU membership has altered the balance of power among key political actors. The authors discuss cultural adaptation to integration, as well as examining the views of the elite and voters. The transformation in national identity, sovereignty and neutrality are also examined. more...

  • The Rise of the Networking Regionby Dr Are Vegard Haug; Professor Morten Øgård; Professor Harald Baldersheim

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 114.95

    Covering the four Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden plus the Faroe Islands, this volume charts the changes in networking activities and related development initiatives that have taken place over the last ten years. more...