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A Short History of Finland
Fred Bernard Singleton
0521647010
September 1998
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Review
"One can indeed gain a substantial knowledge of Finnish history by reading the book..." Ralph V. Larson, Scandinavian Studies

"One can indeed gain a substantial knowledge of Finnish history by reading the book..." Ralph V. Larson, Scandinavian Studies

Book Description
This is a second edition of the successful study of Finland in the English language. A Short History of Finland traces the historical development of the country from its settlement by the Finns in the first millennium AD to the present time, exploring Finland's earlier connection with Sweden, the complex relationship with Russia that has dominated Finnish history in the past two centuries, and the postwar achievements of the second republic. This second edition has been revised and updated by Emeritus Professor A....



Finland at War 1939 - 45 (Elite)
Philip Jowett, et al
184176969X
July 25, 2006
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Book Description
Finland's fight to defend her independence earned this tiny nation of just 3 million people a distinct place in history. Invaded by Stalin before World War II, Finland held out for months and inflicted huge losses on the invaders, but she was eventually crushed by the weight of Soviet numbers. When Germany invaded the USSR in 1941 the Finns fought alongside the Wehrmacht on the northern Russian Front, with great skill and courage in an attempt to regain their lost territories. When the German armies were forced to retreat in 1944, Finland managed to conclude a separate peace with the USSR – uniquely, without being forced to accept renewed Russian occupation. This book details the organisation, uniforms and equipment of this remarkable force.

About the Author
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A Short History of Finland
Fred Singleton
0521322758
Dec 1989
Hardcover
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Book Description
An authoritative introduction reveals how the small nation achieved independence and enviable stability, despite an unfavorable geopolitical situation, by adapting itself to the realities of an unpromising environment.


To the Finland Station
Edmund Wilson
1590170334
February 2003
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Book Description
Edmund Wilson's magnum opus, To the Finland Station, is a stirring account of revolutionary politics, people, and ideas from the French Revolution through the Paris Commune to the Bolshevik seizure of power in 1917. It is a work of history on a grand scale, at once sweeping and detailed, closely reasoned and passionately argued, that succeeds in painting an unforgettable picture--alive with conspirators and philosophers, utopians and nihilists--of the making of the modern world.

The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature
Critical and historical study of European writers and theorists of socialism who set the stage for the Russian Revolution of 1917, by Edmund Wilson. It was published in book form in 1940 although much of the material had previously appeared in The...


A Concise History of Finland
David Kirby
0521539897
June 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Few countries in Europe have undergone such rapid social, political and economic changes as Finland has during the last fifty years. David Kirby here sets out the fascinating history of this northern country, for centuries on the east-west divide of Europe, a country not blessed by nature, most of whose inhabitants still earned a living from farming fifty years ago, but which today is one of the most prosperous members of the European Union. He shows how this small country was able not only to survive in peace and war but also to preserve and develop its own highly distinctive identity, neither Scandinavian nor Eastern European. He traces the evolution of the idea of a Finnish national state, from the long centuries as part of the Swedish realm, through self-government within the Russian Empire, and into the stormy...


Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary
Linus Torvalds, David Diamond
0066620724
May 1, 2001
Hardcover
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Book Review's Best of 2001
Most 31-year olds can't boast of being the instigator of a revolution. But then again, the world's leading promoter of open source software and creator of the operating system Linux does humbly call himself an accidental revolutionary--accidental being the operative word here. Just for Fun is the quirky story of how Linus Torvalds went from being a penniless, introverted code writer in Helsinki in the early 1990s to being the unwitting (and rather less than penniless) leader of a radical shift in computer programming by the end of the decade.

OK, perhaps "story" in the traditional sense of the term is stretching it a bit. This whole book is more like a series of e-mails, an exercise in textual communication for someone more used to code language than conversation: choppy sentences packed into short...



Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture
Alanna Stang
1568984812
May 2004
Hardcover
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Metropolis, July 2005
The emergence of a new architecture -- both aesthetically pleasing and environmentally conscious.

Architectural Record, September 2005
"THE GREEN HOUSE will serve as a handsome resource guide and inspiration for designers and their clients."

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The Winter War: The Soviet Attack on Finland 1939-1940
Eloise Engle, Lauri Paananen
0811724336
January 1992
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Modern Architecture: A Critical History (World of Art)
Kenneth Frampton
0500202575
May 1992
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Book Description
This acclaimed survey of 20th-century architecture and its origins has become a classic since it first appeared in 1980. Now revised, enlarged and expanded, Kenneth Frampton brings the story up to date and adds an entirely new concluding chapter that focuses on four countries where individual talent and enlightened patronage have combined to produce a comprehensive and convincing architectural culture: Finland, France, Spain and Japan. The bibliography has also been reviewed and extended, making this volume more indispensable than ever.


A Concise History of Finland
David Kirby
052183225X
June 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Few countries in Europe have undergone such rapid social, political and economic changes as Finland has during the last fifty years. David Kirby here sets out the fascinating history of this northern country, for centuries on the east-west divide of Europe, a country not blessed by nature, most of whose inhabitants still earned a living from farming fifty years ago, but which today is one of the most prosperous members of the European Union. He shows how this small country was able not only to survive in peace and war but also to preserve and develop its own highly distinctive identity, neither Scandinavian nor Eastern European. He traces the evolution of the idea of a Finnish national state, from the long centuries as part of the Swedish realm, through self-government within the Russian Empire, and into the stormy...


Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises (Wiley Investment Classics)
Charles P. Kindleberger
0471467146
August 2005
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Book Description
"Underneath the hilarious anecdotes, the elegant epigrams,s and the graceful turns of phrase, Kindleberger is deadly serious. The manner in which human beings earn their livings is no laughing matter to him, especially when they attempt to do so at the expense of one another. As he so effectively demonstrates, manias, panics, and crashes are the consequence of an economic environment that cultivates cupidity, chicanery, and rapaciousness rather than a devout belief in the Golden Rule." - From the Foreword to the Fourth Edition by Peter L. Bernstein, author Against the Gods and The Power of Gold

Praise for previous editions of Manias, Panics, and Crashes

"Classic....Manias, Panics, and Crashes is a durable guide to meditation: wise, witty, and practical. It is a template against which to measure the...



Marimekko : Fabrics, Fashion, Architecture
Marianne Aav (Editor)
030010183X
December 1, 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The Finnish design house Marimekko has been producing fashion and lifestyle accessories since 1951, and its fresh, high-spirited motifs have influenced designers around the world. This vivid, eye-opening book showcases the firm's history, designers and textile patterns, and examines both Marimekko's international reception and the reasons for its corporate success. Design historian Aav, who directs the Finnish Museum of Art and Design in Helsinki, credits Marimekko's success to visionary leadership and a corporate philosophy based on individual creativity and the connection between design and everyday life. Cheeky and brightly colored, Marimekko designs have been embraced by such paragons of simple design as Crate & Barrel and Terence Conran's popular furniture shop Habitat, and have landed on the covers of...


Finland
Linda Hutchison
1590185188
February 2004
Hardcover
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Review
MultiCultural Review : "The book details the country's climate, geography, agriculture, industry, daily life in both rural and urban areas, and arts and culture. The book features maps, black-and-white photographs, and special boxes...The book's final pages offer a set of facts-at-a-glance, a detailed chronology, an annotated bibliography including works for both children and adults, an annotated list of works consulted (including web sites), and an index."
-- Multi-Cultural Review (March 2001)
Children's Bookwatch : "Libraries seeking solid, lasting references for their geography section will want to include...these additions... the Modern Nations of the World series provides important overviews and information on the history and politics of the countries with black-and-white photos peppering the...


Finland
Roger Connah
1861892500
Nov 2005
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Review
Architecture Today : "This is not only of interest to the specialist in Finnish esoterica; the broadness of its sweep, mix of materials and historical narrative structure give it pace."--Architecture Today  
RIBA Journal : "Introduces some less familiar players. . . . fascinating. . . . A historical, cultural narrative rather than a glossy guide to the aesthetics of modernism."--RIBA Journal  

Book Description
Buildings speak volumes, not just about their occupants or owners, but about the countries in which they exist. From colonnades to paving stones, the architecture of any building does more than simply date the structure—it celebrates the spirit of a people and a nation. Roger Connah's latest book, Finland, explores the culture and...


Scandinavia Since 1500
Byron J. Nordstrom
0816620989
October 9, 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
Scandinavian Studies/History The most up-to-date account of this fascinating region. Though marked by certain geographical, linguistic, and cultural differences, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and the Faroe Islands are united by a common bond and a shared history. This history comes richly to life in this up-to-date, thorough, and readable account of modern Scandinavia. Structuring his history along the lines of traditional European chronology-Renaissance, Early Modern, Modern, and Contemporary periods-Byron J. Nordstrom brings a distinctly twentieth-century perspective to his work. He shows how religions, political ideas, economic practices, intellectual movements, and technological innovations have come to Scandinavia from abroad only to be modified and recast in a uniquely Nordic character. Among the...


Insight Guides- Finland (Insight Travel Guides Series)
Zoe Ross (Editor)
9814120391
August 2003
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Book Description
Insight Guide Finland includes a section detailing Finland‘s history, 10 features covering aspects of the type's life and culture, ranging from A Wilderness Experience to Music and film, a region by region visitor's guide to the sights, and a comprehensive Travel Tips section packed with essential contact addresses and numbers. Plus 14 mpas and many high quality photographs.


Finland, Cultural Lone Wolf
Richard D. Lewis
193193018X
November 2004
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Reference & Research Book News, February 2005
Lewis attributes Finnish achievements in the last century to the culture rather than to political or business prowess.

Book Description
Why is Finland number one in Global Competitiveness? Why is Finland number one in mobile phones? Why is Finland regularly voted as the least corrupt country in the world? How did Finland become the world leader in managing water resources? Why are Finns regarded as the ideal "peacekeepers"? Why are Finns the world's biggest consumers of coffee and alcohol? Why are Finns the most silent people in Europe? Why is the future Finnish? Finland, Cultural Lone Wolf is the story of an accomplished nation and her extraordinary people. Pursuing a "Lone Wolf" policy, Finland raised itself from a struggling, war-battered state...


A History of Finland's Literature
George C. Schoolfield
0803241895
Nov 1998
Hardcover
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Helsinki: A Cultural and Literary History (Cities of the Imagination Series)
Neil Kent
1566565448
May 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Helsinki is one of the world's most northerly capitals, but it is by no means a city frozen in northern wastes. Situated along the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland, magnificent lakes and forests reach into Helsinki's urban heart, a rare event in today's world of suburban sprawl. The city's natural beauty, emphasized by parks and islands, is matched by an extraordinary cultural richness, the result of fruitful foreign influences and home-grown creativity. The Finnish capital offers a spectacular display of architecture and design: from the neoclassical magnificence imposed by a Russian Czar to the modernist chic of Nordic functionalism. Neil Kent explores the history and culture of the "Daughter of the Baltic," a small fishing village that became a powerhouse of design and technology. Tracing its dramatic past of...


Hitler's Arctic War: The German Campaigns in Norway, Finland, and the USSR 1940-1945
Chris Mann
0312311001
March 13, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
The German army's first campaign in the far north was an outstanding success: between April and June 1940 German forces of less than 20,000 seized Norway, a state of three million people, for minimal losses.

The army learned new skills to fight effectively in snow and ice. As the terrain prohibited the use of tanks and heavy artillery, and lack of airfields restricted the employment of aircraft, the war became an infantry duel, waged across a frozen landscape. The war in the far north was a most effective campaign, and yet, despite the losses inflicted on the Red Army and Allied convoys, the Wahrmacht resources committed there ultimately drained the German war effort. In the end, Hitler's obsession with the prospect of an Allied invasion of Norway was his downfall.


Union With Christ: The New Finnish Interpretation of Luther
Carl E. Braaten (Editor), Robert W. Jenson (Editor)
0802844421


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Card catalog description
This book introduces the English-speaking world to the new Finnish interpretation of the theology of Martin Luther, initiated by the writings of Tuomo Mannermaa of Helsinki University. At the heart of the Finnish breakthrough in Luther research lies the theme of salvation. Luther found his answer to the mystery of salvation in the justifying work of Christ received through faith alone. But Protestant theology has never enjoyed a consensus on how to interpret the Reformation doctrine of justification by faith. In opposition to the traditional forensic understanding of justification, Mannermaa argues that for Luther "Christ is really present in faith itself." Mannermaa's interpretation of Luther's view of justification is thus more ontological and mystical than ethical and juridical. As such, his work challenges...


Nicholas: The Epic Journey from Saint to Santa Claus
Jeremy Seal
1582344191
November 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
On the heels of an eye-opening pre-Christmas trek to Santa's Kingdom with his six-year-old daughter, Seal commenced mapping the route an unassuming fourth-century bishop took to become a twenty-first-century icon who, surrounded by fake snow, didn't look like the sort "who usually went out of his way to be nice to children." Said to have secretly provided a poverty-stricken nobleman with enough dowry to marry off his three daughters, Nicholas had humble beginnings. Despite achieving the not insignificant distinction of sainthood via good works rather than martyrdom, his road to international fame wasn't easy by any means, what with Christian cities that revered him suddenly falling to non-Christians and banishing all things Christ-related. Then there was that pesky Reformation, when all saints became personae non gratae....


Short History of Finland
Fred Singleton
0521640695
November 2004
Hardcover
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Review
"One can indeed gain a substantial knowledge of Finnish history by reading the book..." Ralph V. Larson, Scandinavian Studies

"One can indeed gain a substantial knowledge of Finnish history by reading the book..." Ralph V. Larson, Scandinavian Studies

Book Description
This is a second edition of the successful study of Finland in the English language. A Short History of Finland traces the historical development of the country from its settlement by the Finns in the first millennium AD to the present time, exploring Finland's earlier connection with Sweden, the complex relationship with Russia that has dominated Finnish history in the past two centuries, and the postwar achievements of the second republic. This second edition has been revised and updated by Emeritus Professor A....


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