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The Diary of Elizabeth Koren 1853-1855 by David T Nelson
Else Elisabeth Hysing, an upper-class Norwegian woman, married Ulrik Vilhelm Koren on August 18, 1853 and, almost immediately afterward, the couple made the perilous Atlantic Crossing to America, where her husband had been called to serve as the first Lutheran...
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...
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...
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...
The Curve of Her Life: Folk Artist Laura Hjelle Hoeg by Carol Hoeg Oliver
Laura Hjelle Hoeg was a major contributor to the 1950s revival of rosemaling in America and famous for her version of the painted Norwegian nisse. Carol Hoeg Oliver's biography is a thoroughly researched, conversationally written story of her mother's search...
Olive Jensen Nordby: A Retrospective of Her Art, Edited By Ingrid M. and Jay L. Jensen
This large-format, hardcover, all-color art book records many of the life-long artistic accomplishments of Olive Jensen Nordby. The 37 woodcut prints and 10 paintings reproduced in the volume demonstrate Nordby's love of nature, light, color, and form. The 120-page volume...