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- Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 120.00
By taking the long view on the evolution of this country's tax policies through the past few decades, Henrekson and Stenkula explain how Sweden developed the highest tax-to-GDP ratio in the world, until the beginning of the 2000s. more...
- Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 14.95
In the face of Soviet invasion in 1939-40, and once again in 1941-44, the armies raised by Finland - a tiny nation of only 4 million people - astonished the world by their effective resistance. At the end of both these campaigns - the Winter War and the Continuation War - the fiercely patriotic defiance of vastly stronger Soviet forces by Marshal... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00
This book employs men's football as a lens through which to investigate questions relating to immigration, racism, integration and national identity in present-day Sweden. Specifically, this study explores if professional football serves as a successful model of multiracialism/multiculturalism for the rest of Swedish society to emulate. more...
- Hamilton Books 2015; US$ 28.99
Nansen chronicles the life of Fridtjof Nansen?visionary, explorer, researcher, diplomat, and humanist. This book addresses Nansen? s contributions to arctic exploration as well as his political efforts regarding prisoners of war and refugees across Europe. more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 16.99
The Dutch D.XXIs saw less than a week of action following the German invasion of the west on 10 May 1940, with many of the country's 28 fighters being destroyed on the ground. However, those that survived the initial onslaught inflicted losses on the Luftwaffe. By then, however, the D.XXI had found everlasting fame in Finland during the Winter War... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 15.99
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...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 16.99
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 the... more...
- De Gruyter 2006; US$ 266.00
Boathouses, built for the protective storage of watercraft, have a centuries old tradition that is archaeologically proven. Used in great numbers in Scandinavia and the North Atlantic even today, boathouses of lengths up to 40 m were widely used between the 1 st and 15 th century, especially in Norway. They are great focal points in the... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00
The Sagas of Icelanders are enduring stories from Viking-Age Iceland filled with love and romance, battles and feuds, tragedy and comedy. Yet these tales are little read today, even by lovers of literature. The culture and history of the people depicted in the Sagas are often unfamiliar to the modern reader, though the audience for whom the tales were... more...