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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...
Vesterheim Samplings from the Collection
Introduction to the history and collections of Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, a national treasure that showcases the best in historic and contemporary Norwegian folk and fine arts. Lavishly illustrated with both black and white and full-color photographs. Softcover, 34 pp.
Jim Shore Enchanting Gnomes Coloring Book
This new coloring book for adults by award-winning artist Jim Shore is filled with more than 30 stunning designs of the most beloved character in folklore: gnomes. From Christmas gnomes to garden gnomes from around the world, you’ll find page...
Nordic Fest: 50 Years Strong by Dawn Svenson Holland
Researched and written by Dawn Svenson Holland. The Nordic Fest 50th anniversary book celebrates the beautiful story of this uniquely nonprofit, noncommercial special event held the last weekend of July in Decorah, Iowa. The book includes 22 chapters and a...
Ole Goes To War: Men from Norway Who Fought in America's Civil War by Jerry Rosholt
Many Norwegian immigrants came to the United States to form the Wisconsin 15th Regiment and fight in the Civil War. Through historical photographs and the soldiers own words, this book vividly brings to life the human dimension of this pivotal moment...
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...
Sámi – Publication of Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum
Featuring articles about the Sámi, the indigenous people of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and the Kola Peninsula of Russia. Authors include Nathan Muus, Scott M. Williams, Faith Fjeld, J.R. Christianson, and Svein Ludvigsen. Muus and Fjeld were two of the guest...
Friluftsliv: Connect with Nature the Norwegian Way by Oliver Luke Delorie
Embrace the great outdoors and see how spending time in nature can improve your mental, physical, and spiritual health with this beautifully illustrated guide to the Norwegian concept of friluftlsiv, outdoor living. Hardcover.
Mead: The Libations, Legends, and Lore of History's Oldest Drink by Fred Minnick
Beloved by figures as diverse as Queen Elizabeth and Thor, the Vikings and the Greek gods, mead is one of history's most storied beverages. But this mixture of fermented honey isn't just a relic of bygone eras – it's experiencing a...
Snus I Snogen, Tromf I Brogen En Bok Om Kjenger by Sverre Strandenes
This complete overview of wooden Norwegian drinking vessels features details and images of over 480 pieces. Includes extensive information about the original owners and farms, plus beer brewing, drinking customs, and rural artists. Norwegian text, short English summary, hardcover.
North of Skarv Island by Karl S. Wikstrom
Edited by Signe M. Carson. This book recounts a trading adventure in 1805 between Norwegians from Ranafjord, south of the Arctic Circle, and nomadic Såmi people summering with their reindeer on a treeless island off the coast of Norway. This book...
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...
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.
Skis Against The Atom by Knut Haukelid
The exciting, first-hand account of heroism and daring sabotage during the Nazi occupation of Norway. The outcome of World War II could very possibly have been much different if Knut Haukelid and his small, but courageous band of Norwegian soldiers...
Building Wood Fires: Techniques and Skills for Stoking the Flames Both Indoors and Out (Countryman Know How) by Annette McGivney
Fire has brought humans together for millennia. The cozy warmth of the hearth and the adventure of the campfire draw the same attention today as they did 100 years ago. Part how-to, part history of fire, this is an essential guide...
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,...
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