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Norwegian Emigration: Between Rocks and Hard Places by Ann Urness Gesme
Gesme shares her research detailing customs and conditions in the lives of rural Norwegians as they began to consider emigration in the 1800s. With this information, readers can gain logical and credible insight into the daily lives of Norwegian ancestors. This...
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...
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
Celebrating seventy-five years of Pippi Longstocking—a beloved story of a strong, spunky girl and her hilarious adventures. Pippi is an irrepressible, irreverent, and irrefutably delightful girl who lives alone (with a monkey) in her wacky house, Villa Villekulla. When she's...
Balancing: Poems of the Female Immigrant Experience in the Upper Midwest, 1830-1930 by Kathleen Ernst
The poems in Balancing were inspired by the experiences of women, who, in the 19th and early 20th centuries, sought new homes in the Upper Midwest. The first waves of pioneers, predominantly Yankees from Northeastern states, were soon followed by...
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...
History of Lovespoons: The Art and Traditions of a Romantic Craft by David Western
For centuries, hand-carved wooden lovespoons have been used to demonstrate the deepest levels of love and affection. The history of this craft is steeped in rich tradition and symbolism. Inside History of Lovespoons, readers will learn how this beautiful and...
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...
Norwegian Rose Painting in America by Nils Ellingsgard
Among the hundreds of thousands of Norwegians who immigrated to the United States during the 19th century, many brought objects from a rich rural tradition. This book is a survey of the most typical and interesting objects, with emphasis on...
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...
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...
Tree Craft: 35 Rustic Wood Projects That Bring the Outdoors In by Chris Lubkemann
For years, Lubkemann has been transforming twigs, branches, and fallen trees into artfully designed yet functional pieces for the home. With insight into picking the right piece of wood to the basic techniques of cutting, trimming, and shaping, Tree Craft...
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...
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