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Skis Against the Atom: The Exciting, First Hand Account of Heroism and Daring Sabotage During the Nazi Occupation of Norway
Knut Haukelid
0942323076
August 1989
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Book Description
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 had not been successful in sabotaging the Nazis supply of heavy water. The heavy water produced at a facility in occupied Norway was vital to Hitlers race with the United States to develop the atomic bomb. Knut Haukelids Skis Against The Atom gives the reader an intimate account of the valiant and self-sacrificing service that the not-to-be-subdued Norwegians performed for the whole free world.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Norwegian

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Heimskringla
Snorri Sturluson
0292730616
Jan 1991
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Book Description
"[Snorri Sturluson] speaks--as almost no other historian ever has spoken--with the authority of a man whose masterful skills would have made him one of the formidable, foremost in any of the events he records. So he saturates even remotely past happenings with a gripping first-hand quality. . . Hollander's translation is very good, fresh on every page . . . Wherever you open the book, the life grips you and you read on . . ." --Ted Hughes, New York Review of Books

Beginning with the dim prehistory of the mythical gods and their descendants, Heimskringla recounts the history of the kings of Norway through the reign of Olaf Haraldsson, who became Norway's patron saint. Once found in most homes and schools and still regarded as a national treasure, Heimskringla influenced the thinking and literary style of...



Snow Treasure
Marie McSwigan
0590425374
October 1988
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From School Library Journal
Grade 3-6-Marie McSwigan's book is based on the story a Norwegian ship captain told as he unloaded a cargo of gold in wartime. Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

From Library Journal
Grade 3-6-Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan (Scholastic, pap. 1986) is an exciting, suspenseful tale of Norwegian children and their contributions to protecting their town's gold during the German occupation in 1940. Convinced that the Germans will try to steal their town's considerable wealth of gold bouillon from the banks, the townsmen decide that it must be removed. Since a group of adults can't remove the gold without the Germans finding out, the townsmen develop a daring plan involving the children. In teams,...


We Die Alone: A WWII Epic of Escape and Endurance
David Armine Howarth
1558219730
August 1999
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Book Review
If this story of espionage and survival were a novel, readers might dismiss the Shackleton-like exploits of its hero as too fantastic to be taken seriously. But respected historian David Howarth confirmed the details of Jan Baalsrud's riveting tale. It begins in the spring of 1943, with Norway occupied by the Nazis and the Allies desperate to open the northern sea lanes to Russia. Baalsrud and three compatriots plan to smuggle themselves into their homeland by boat, spend the summer recruiting and training resistance fighters, and launch a surprise attack on a German air base. But he's betrayed shortly after landfall, and a quick fight leaves Baalsrud alone and trapped on a freezing island above the Arctic Circle. He's poorly clothed (one foot is entirely bare), has a head start of only a few hundred yards on his Nazi...


A Short History of Norway
Thomas K. Derry
0313214670
Oct 1979
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Book Description
A political and economic history of Norway from the Viking Age through World War II.


History Of Nordic Computing
Janis Bubenko
0387241671
Jan 2005
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Book Description
This book is an essential reference for both academic and professional researchers in the field of historical computing. It is the first book in English that covers the early era of Nordic computing from the 1950s to the early 1980s. Most of the contributors are themselves pioneers in the field. The book deals with many aspects of Nordic computing such as the development of early computer hardware, development of basic software and compilers, design and implementation of early applications in engineering as well as in organizations and developments in use of computers in education. Other aspects described include Nordic cooperation in terms of conferences and journals as well as the role of computers in social life and in politics. Paper topics include, among many others, themes such as the pioneering era in Norwegian...


Last Place on Earth: Scott and Amundsen's Race to the South Pole
Roland Huntford
0375754741
September 1999
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Book Review
On December 14, 1911, the classical age of polar exploration ended when Norway's Roald Amundsen conquered the South Pole. His competitor for the prize, Britain's Robert Scott, arrived one month later--but died on the return with four of his men only 11 miles from their next cache of supplies. But it was Scott, ironically, who became the legend, Britain's heroic failure, "a monument to sheer ambition and bull-headed persistence. His achievement was to perpetuate the romantic myth of the explorer as martyr, and ... to glorify suffering and self-sacrifice as ends in themselves." The world promptly forgot about Amundsen.

Biographer Ronald Huntford's attempt to restore Amundsen to glory, first published in 1979 under the title Scott and Amundsen, has been thawed as part of the Modern Library Exploration series,...



Edvard Munch : Behind the Scream
Sue Prideaux
0300110243
October 25, 2005
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From Publishers Weekly
Most famous for his painting The Scream, an iconic expression of anxiety and a reflection of his inner torment, Edvard Munch strove to paint his "soul's diary," a quest Prideaux chronicles incisively in this fascinating study. The first comprehensive English-language biography of Munch (1863–1944) presents an in-depth artistic, intellectual and psychological portrait of the Norwegian artist. A novelist and art historian, Prideaux (Magnetic North) enlivens her narrative with excerpts from Munch's diaries, effectively tracing the roots of his mental suffering: his father's religious fanaticism, the death of his mother and favorite sister, the insanity of another sister and the fear that he would go mad himself. Prideaux also charts Munch's intellectual influences, his immersion in Nietzsche and Dostoyevski...


Snow Treasure
Marie McSwigan
0525476261
October 2005
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From School Library Journal
Grade 3-6-Marie McSwigan's book is based on the story a Norwegian ship captain told as he unloaded a cargo of gold in wartime. Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

From Library Journal
Grade 3-6-Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan (Scholastic, pap. 1986) is an exciting, suspenseful tale of Norwegian children and their contributions to protecting their town's gold during the German occupation in 1940. Convinced that the Germans will try to steal their town's considerable wealth of gold bouillon from the banks, the townsmen decide that it must be removed. Since a group of adults can't remove the gold without the Germans finding out, the townsmen develop a daring plan involving the children. In teams,...


Norway to America
Einar Haugen
0816610002
Oct 1980
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Language Notes
Text: English, Norwegian (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus That Caused It
Gina Bari Kolata
0743203984
January 2001
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Book Review
Feeling tired, achy, and congested? You'll hope not after reading science writer Gina Kolata's engrossing Flu, a fascinating look at the 1918 epidemic that wiped out around 40 million people in less than a year and afflicted more than one of every four Americans. This tragedy, just on the heels of World War I and far more deadly, so traumatized the survivors that few would talk about it afterward. Kolata reports on the scientific investigation of this bizarre outbreak, in particular the attempts to sequence the virus' DNA from tissue samples of victims. She also looks at the social and personal effects of the disease, from improved public health awareness to the loss of productivity. (The disease affected 20- to 40-year-olds disproportionately.)

How could this disease, now almost trivial to healthy young people, have...



An Essay Toward a History of Shakespeare in Norway
Martin Brown Ruud
1421960397
Nov 2005
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An Essay Toward a History of Shakespeare in Norway
Martin Brown Ruud
1421960400
Nov 2005
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Assault In Norway: Sabotaging the Nazi Nuclear Program
Thomas Gallagher
1585747505
November 2002
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Review
"An exciting and dramatic episode."
--Library Journal


The Democratic Tradition and the Evolution of Schooling in Norway: (Contributions to the Study of Education)
Val D. Rust
0313268495
October 25, 1989
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Review
“This worthwhile addition to a distinguished series fill what was an empty niche in the literature of comparative education. Rust is well versed in his topic by experience and study and presents the development of schooling in a full historical context from 1814, the date of independence, to the present. He describes the development of an open society and the parallel development of an educational system with a `capacity to adapt ideas from abroad while at the same time having the capacity to develop a sense of genuine internal ownership of its reforms. . . . ' Themes considered include the class structure of society and its treatment in school programs, rural-urban divisions, secularization and religion, development of a modern curriculum and the influence of classical studies, the introduction and growth of the...


Democracy and Redistribution (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics)
Carles Boix
0521532671
July 21, 2003
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Review
'The book will surely become a reference point in comparative political studies'. Political Studies Review

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"...sweeping in its thematic scope. All should be stimulated by the theoretical debate. Recommended." C.H. Blake, James Madison University, CHOICE

"Anyone interested in the origins of democracy or in contemporary political economy will need to read this important work." Nicolas van de Walle, Cornell University

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Tastes and Tales of Norway
Siri Lise Doub
0781808774
December 2001
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Storm Force To Narvik : Book 1 in the Nicholas Everard WWII Saga (Fullerton, Alexander, Nicholas Everard Wwii Saga, #1.)
Alexander Fullerton
1590130928
November 25, 2004
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South Wales Echo
"You don’t read a novel by Alexander Fullerton. You live it."

The Sunday Times
"The research is unimpeachable and the scent of battle quite overpowering."

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The Rescue Artist: A True Story of Art, Thieves, and the Hunt for a Missing Masterpiece
Edward Dolnick
0060531177
June 2005
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From Publishers Weekly
The little-known world of art theft is compellingly portrayed in Dolnick's account of the 1994 theft and recovery of Edvard Munch's iconic painting The Scream. The theft was carried out with almost comical ease at Norway's National Gallery in Oslo on the very morning that the Winter Olympics began in that city. Despite the low-tech nature of the crime, the local police were baffled, and Dolnick (Down the Great Unknown; Madness on the Couch) makes a convincing case that the fortunate resolution of the investigation was almost exclusively due to the expertise, ingenuity and daring of the "rescue artist" of the title: Charley Hill, a Scotland Yard undercover officer and former Fulbright scholar who has made recovering stolen art treasures his life's work. Hill is a larger-than-life figure who seems lifted from the...


The Kristin Lavransdatter, Vol. 1: The Wreath
Sigrid Undset
0141180412
December 1997
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Norwegian


Fellowship of Ghosts : A Journey Through the Mountains of Norway
Paul Watkins
0792267990
July 1, 2004
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Born to Rule: Five Reigning Consorts, Granddaughters of Queen Victoria
Julia P. Gelardi
0312324235
March 2005
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From Publishers Weekly
This lively page-turner covers the 100-year period between the birth of Queen Maud of Norway in 1869 and the death of Queen Victoria Eugenie of Spain in 1969. Suffering only from the inevitable repetition and melodramatic foreshadowing caused by the five-in-one setup of this biography, Gelardi's book features liberal quotations from fascinating correspondence and diaries that reveal both the intimate and the public faces of the women featured. Tales of the girls' romances and weddings spice up the early pages, followed by descriptions of marital relationships, childbirths and the early seeds of conflict-both personal and political. World War I and the Bolshevik revolution dominate the third part of the book, after which Gelardi describes the poignant twilight years of the four granddaughters who lived past the...


Gunnar's Daughter (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
Sigrid Undset, et al
014118020X
April 1, 1998
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