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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.
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...
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...
Snus I Snogen, Tromf I Brogen En Bok Om Kjenger by Sverre Strandenes
This complete overview of wooden Norwegian drinking vessels includes 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.
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...
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...
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,...
The Viking Heart: How Scandinavians Conquered the World by Arthur Herman
From a New York Times best-selling historian and pulitzer prize finalist, this sweeping epic melds a compelling historical narrative of war, enterprise, and adventure with cutting-edge archaeological and DNA research. Hardcover.
Red River Girl - The Art of Orabel Thortvedt
This fascinating coffee table-style book, published in 2020, is the result of a cooperative effort between the West-Telemark Museum in Eidsborg and the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, in Moorhead, Minnesota. This is a remarkable publication that tells...
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...
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...
Viking Art (World of Art) by James Graham-Campbell
Updated to reflect recent archaeological discoveries and overflowing with color illustrations, this book is the definitive introduction to the art of the Viking Age. The Viking Age in Europe lasted from the time of the first major Viking expeditions in...
The Winter Fortress by Neal Bascomb
Based on top-secret documents and letters, this is the chronicle of the brilliant Norwegian scientist Leif Tronstad, a team of commandos on skis, and a last-minute operation that would end any chance of Hitler obtaining the atomic bomb and winning the...
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