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A Frog in the Fjord: One Year in Norway by Lorelou Desjardins
Norwegians are the happiest people in the world, but can anyone else be happy in Norway? Lorelou, a French woman in her mid-20s from Provence region gets a job in Oslo, Norway. She is not too inspired by this Arctic...
Alpha Girls: The Women Upstarts Who Took On Silicon Valley's Male Culture and Made the Deals of a Lifetime by Julian Guthrie
An unforgettable story of four women – Magdalena Yesil, Mary Jane Elmore, Theresia Gouw, and Sonja Perkins. Through grit and ingenuity, they became stars in the cutthroat, high-stakes, male dominated world of venture capital in Silicon Valley, and helped build...
American Axe: The Tool That Shaped a Continent by Brett Mcleod
From hand-forged axes of the Viking conquests to the American homesteader’s felling axe, this is a tool that has shaped human history like few others. American Axe pays tribute to this iconic instrument of settlement and industry, with rich history,...
Assault In Norway: Sabotaging the Nazi Nuclear Program by Thomas Gallagher
A gripping narrative of a brave team of Norwegian exiles who infiltrated their homeland for the Allies to sabotage a German factory where "heavy water" was being produced and stockpiled."An exciting and dramatic episode." ~ Library JournalSoftcover, 233 pp.
Counterfeiter: How A Norwegian Jew Survived The Holocaust by
This is an enthralling personal account of the secret Nazi project, Operation Bernhard, devised to destabilize the British and, later, American economies by creating and putting into circulation millions of counterfeit banknotes. A team of typographers and printers was pulled...
Elverhoj by William B. Rhoads and Leslie Melvin
The Arts and Crafts Colony at Milton-on-Hudson "Elverhoj (Danish for “hill of the fairies,” pronounced “El-ver-hoy”) was an Arts and Crafts colony established on the picturesque west shore of the Hudson River in 1912 by Danish American artists and craftsmen...
Folklore Fights the Nazis: Humor in Occupied Norway, 1940–1945 by Kathleen Stokker
Armed with jokes, puns, and cartoons, Norwegians tried to keep their spirits high and foster the Resistance by poking fun at the occupying Germans during World War II. Despite a 1942 ordinance mandating death for the ridicule of Nazi soldiers,...
For the Love of Cod: A Father and Son’s Search for Norwegian Happiness by Eric Dregni
A journey to find Norway’s supposed bliss makes for a comic travelogue that asks, seriously, what makes Norwegians so damn happy—and does it translate? Norway is usually near or at the top of the World Happiness Report. But is it...
God Jul: A Swedish Christmas by Anders Neumuller
The charm, warmth, and beauty of a Swedish Christmas is captured in this remarkable collection of 300 colorful, fun, and historic postcards dating back to the 1800s. Each postcard reveals the magic behind Christmas and of Scandinavian tradition and folklore.With...
Innovative Entrepreneurs from North Dakota: 125 Years of Impact! Impact! by Bruce Gjovig
Bruce Gjovig, CEO Emeritus of the University of North Dakota Center for Innovation Foundation, has written a second book of profiles of more North Dakota innovators and entrepreneurs. This second edition features 46 chapters of inspiring stories about individuals who...
Innovative Entrepreneurs of North Dakota and Northwest Minnesota 150 Years of Impact
By Hiram Drache and Bruce Gjovig. This book profiles the innovators and entrepreneurs who founded 65 successful businesses in North Dakota and Northwest Minnesota over the past 150 years. From the early Bonanza farms to retail, agriculture, financial, electronics, and...
Keeping Christmas: Yuletide Traditions In Norway and The New Land by Kathleen Stokker
Kathleen Stokker, Professor of Norwegian at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, presents this scholarly look at the development of Norwegian Christmas customs in Norway and America ‚Äî lutefisk, going julebukking, and leaving porridge for the nisse. An excellent book for families...
Kristine, Finding Home: Norway to America by Aleta Chossek
Kristine, Finding Home: Norway to America is the story of Kristine Kristiansen Hjelmeland, a young woman born and raised in Forde, Norway, and her journey from sheltered maiden aunt, to mother, to leader within her new American community. Her captivating...
Last Word on Lefse by Gary Legwold
A joyous book dedicated to preserving the traditions of this Scandinavian food. It includes folktales, stories, and history surrounding this Norwegian delicacy. Along with corny songs, poems, and jokes, is a serious chapter with photographs and tips on how to...
Mangle Boards of Northern Europe by Jay Raymond
This folio book is an unprecedented window into the world of mangle boards, wooden implements used from the 16th to 20th centuries for smoothing linen. Featuring 267 carefully-selected boards from 18 European and American museums and four private collections, this...
Marking Time: The Primstav Murals of Sigmund Aarseth by Kathleen Stokker
With a lively text by Kathleen Stokker, this lavishly illustrated guide to Sigmund Aarseth's vibrant primstav (calendar stick) murals in Vesterheim's Amdal-Odland Heritage Center is a color compendium of Norwegian folklore as well as a study of a contemporary folk-art...
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