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The History of Sweden
Byron J. Nordstrom
0313312583
June 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
For many Americans, Sweden used to conjure images of Viking raiders and settlers. By contrast, contemporary Sweden is one of the world's most advanced nations in terms of politics, social welfare, gender equality, standard of living, technology, the arts, and participation in regional and global developments. Nordstrom traces the history of Sweden, detailing its prehistory and Viking past.

About the Author
BYRON NORDSTROM is Professor of History and Scandinavian Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College. He is the author of Dictionary of Scandinavian History and Scandinavia Since 1500, as well as articles about Swedish and Swedish-American history.


Christina, Queen of Sweden: The Restless Life of a European Eccentric
Veronica Buckley
0060736186
September 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Christina abdicated the throne of Lutheran Sweden in 1654, at age 28, presumably in order to convert to Catholicism. Buckley presents a wide-ranging, entertaining exploration of the dynamics of the queen's decision and unusual life. The author, in her debut, convincingly demonstrates that it wasn't religion that drew Christina to Rome, but a love of art and the ancients. Nor did a true love of philosophy encourage her fateful invitation to Descartes to come to Stockholm, but a restless, clever mind and a belief in her own great potential. Nor, says Buckley, did homosexuality lead her to decline marriage but a larger sexual ambivalence. Attracted to both men and women, yet disgusted by the idea of sex, Christina was most comfortable in masculine garb, critical of women and bitterly aware of the limitations society...


Absolut Book: The Absolut Vodka Advertising Story
Richard W. Lewis
1885203292
August 1996
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Is it possible to create a worthwhile book about the Absolut Vodka's advertising campaign? Absolutely. TBWA/Chiat Day executive Lewis tells the story of the ad campaign that increased the sale of Absolut Vodka by 14,900% over 15 years. For ad junkies who want all the details, Lewis includes almost 500 Absolut ads along with commentary on how each ad was created and chosen. For example, "Absolut Clarity," which has a magnifying glass over the words "Country of Sweden," was used to emphasize that unlike most imported vodkas Absolut was not made in Russia. This book will have the greatest appeal among those who appreciate the creativity behind the pieces such as "Absolut D.C.," featuring an Absolut bottle wrapped in red tape. A warning: Lewis notes, "Librarians have to guard their magazines from being de-Absoluted."...


Kristina, the Girl King (Royal Diaries Series)
Carolyn Meyer
0439249767
April 2003
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 4-7-In her diary, covering mainly her 12th year, Kristina explains that her father, King Gustav II Adolf, desperately wanted a son to become heir to his kingdom. Upon her birth, he declared that she would be treated as a boy, raised as a prince, and someday become King of Sweden. She describes learning from the finest tutors, engaging in fencing and horseback riding, and being schooled in the laws and practices of the Swedish government. She is intellectually curious and takes her role as prince-in-training seriously. The story is full of tutoring sessions and frequent disputes with Kristina's combative mother. However, the action lags somewhat and the pacing is often slow. Fans of the series will probably pick up this entry, but it may be a tougher sell for others.Kristen Oravec, Cuyahoga County...


Economic History of Sweden
Lars Magnusson
0415181674
June 2000
Hardcover
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Choice, November 2000
"...an important book...[E]ssential for graduate students and faculty and highly recommended for strong undergraduate academic collections."

Review
...an important book...[E]ssential for graduate students and faculty and highly recommended for strong undergraduate academic collections. Choice, November 2000.

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Armour from the Battle of Wisby
Bengt Thordeman, Brian R. Price (Introduction)
1891448056
July 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
This is a classic work not only on this history of armour in the 14th century, but of a key battle and the wound pathology relating to victims of the battle.

About the Author
Bengt Thordeman led the various excavations from 1919-1929, earning international renown for the scope and quality of his work. Brian R. Price has written on topics of medieval history, reenactment and arms and armour for twenty years. His recent work, "Techniques of Medieval Armour Reproduction" is already in its third printing, having only been released in September of 2000.


The Stockholm School of Economics Revisited
Lars Jonung
0521026164
Mar 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
In this volume leading scholars look at the heritage and impact of the important work done by the Stockholm School from the 1920s to the present. The first part of The Stockholm School of Economics Revisited covers the early years, followed by an extensive review of the approaches to economics adopted by the school. A number of contributors investigate the relation and impact of the Stockholm School on their own work, the work of other economists, and the approaches pursued at other schools. A final roundtable discussion delves into the question of "What remains of the Stockholm School?." A readable collection for anyone interested in economic history, history of economic thought, or the many economic ideas lying behind the success of the Swedish economy.


We Die Alone: A WWII Epic of Escape and Endurance
David Armine Howarth
1558219730
August 1999
Paperback
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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...


Moments of Truth
Jan Carlzon
0060915803
February 15, 1989
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Moments of Truth is Carlzon's story of how, under his leadership as president and CEO, Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) emerged from deficits to profitability, improved services, and enhanced its market position by becoming a customer-oriented company organized for change. His strategiesa focus on the customer, encouraging risk-taking, delegating more authority to front-line employees, and eliminating vertical levels of hierarchy for a more horizontal organizationbear the hallmarks of entrepreneurial management and the pursuit of excellence. Reportedly a Scandinavian bestseller, Carlzon's book has a universal message and deserves attention for its clear illustration of these strategies in action. Recommended for business collections. Elin B. Christianson, Library Consultant, Hobart, Ind.Copyright 1987 Reed...


An Economic History of Sweden
Eli Filip Heckscher
0674228006
Jan 1954
Hardcover
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1634: The Galileo Affair
Eric Flint
0743499190
July 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
After the emotionally draining tragedy that concluded Flint and David Weber's 1633 (2002), Flint (The Philosophical Strangler) and newcomer Dennis provide a more lighthearted interlude in Renaissance Italy. Grantsville, a West Virginia mining community that a black hole transported back to the Thirty Years War, now forms the kernel of a fledgling democratic Germany. An embassy to Venice is led by Grantsville's only Roman Catholic priest, whose revelations about Vatican II meet a surprisingly unhostile reception. When the pope appoints this priest advocate for Galileo at his trial for supporting the Copernican theory, teenagers from uptime, combined with local Italian sympathizers, are convinced by Cardinal Richelieu's agents to stage a rescue mission whose assured failure will discredit the Americans' efforts. In...


The Making of Geography in Sweden
Anne Buttimer
0754648141
June 2006
Hardcover
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Modern-Day Vikings (The Interact Series)
Christina Johansson Robinowitz, Lisa Werner Carr
1877864889
October 2001
Paperback
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1633
David Weber
0743471555
July 2003
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In this worthy sequel to the well-received 1632 (2000), about a small West Virginia coal-mining town transported back in time to the Germany of the Thirty Years War, original author Flint and coauthor Weber resist the temptation to use modern technology to impose a Pax Americana, instead allowing their transportees just enough high tech to prevail if they can win allies like Sweden's King Gustavus Adolphus. Most of the current book deals with coalition building, as the visitors from the future attempt to remake their new world into one safe for democracy despite opposition from such as Cardinal Richelieu. History books from a now-hypothetical future and antibiotics prove to be more potent than their limited supply of modern firearms, but the most powerful weapons of the new "United States" are its...


The Swedish Secret: What the United States Can Learn from Sweden's Story
Earl Gustafson
0929636600
April 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Imagine a country where very few people are homeless; there has been no war for 200 years; there is high-quality health care for all; there is excellent free public education a living wage is the norm and there is low unemployment; voter participation is high and political advertising on TV and radio is prohibited by law; the economy grows without creating extremes of wealth alongside poverty; and there is little national debt. You don’t have to imagine this country. It is Sweden today. The Swedish Secret: What the United States Can Learn from Sweden’s Story elucidates the remarkable similarities and differences between two cultures that have shared similar paths yet now inhabit markedly different spheres. Earl Gustafson, a former Minnesota state senator and judge, contrasts Sweden—small, wealthy,...


Property, Tenancy And Urban Growth in Stockholm And Berlin, 1860¿1920
Hakan Forsell
0754655075
May 2006
Hardcover
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Utopia and Reality: Modernity in Sweden 1900-1960
Cecilia Widenheim (Editor)
0300093594
April 1, 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
The twentieth century was characterized by an obsession with the impulse to be "modern." New times demanded new ideologies and models of social organization that in turn stimulated new forms of art, architecture, photography, film, and design. This beautiful book examines how modernity was expressed in Sweden during the twentieth century. More than two hundred illustrations document the work of artists, photographers, industrialists, designers, and architects whose ideas and practices, rooted within modernism and the modern movement, became a part of the vital heritage for which Sweden is still renowned. The contributors to the volume discuss the impulses behind modernism, the concepts attached to it, and its expression in a variety of media. They consider the work of those artists who at the beginning of the century...


Sweden, the Nation's History
Franklin D. Scott
0809314894
Nov 1988
Paperback
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On My Swedish Island : Discovering the Secrets of Scandinavian Well-being [BARGAIN PRICE]
Julie Catterson-Lindahl
B000EPFVT6
May 26, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
An exploration of the integral relationship between nature and personal development and how this manifests itself in the Scandinavian lifestyle-from outdoor life and relaxation to design, cuisine, gardening, and herbalism.

On my Swedish Island is a rich collection of ideas about how we can improve our quality of life with a fresh philosophy that is Nordic-inspired, but can be used in any climate.

Part memoir and part self-help book, On My Swedish Island combines the story of the author's transformation from urban jetsetter to wife and mother living on a small Swedish island with practical suggestions for living a simpler, more fulfilling existence. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author
Julie Catterson Lindahl...


A Long Way to a New Land: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 3)
Joan Sandin
0064441008
May 1986
Paperback
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Book Description
"We will go to America!"

It is 1868, and Carl Erik's family faces starvation in Sweden. As their hopes fade, they must endure a journey over land and sea to reach a better life in a new country thousands of miles away.

Card catalog description
Carl Erik journeys with his family from Sweden to America during the famine of 1868.

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The Man Who Went Up in Smoke (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
Maj Sjowall, Per Wahloo
0679745971
June 29, 1993
Paperback
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Book Description
His holiday has just begun: an August spent with his family on a small island off the coast of Sweden. But when a neighbor gets a phone call, Martin Beck finds himself packed off to Budapest, where a boorish journalist has vanished without a trace. Instead of passing leisurely sun-filled days with his children, Beck must troll about in the Eastern Europe underworld for a man nobody knows, with the aid of the coolly efficient local police, who do business while soaking at the public baths--and at the risk of vanishing along with his quarry.

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

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A History of Sweden
Ingvar Andersson
0837180449
Sept 1975
Hardcover
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Language Notes
Text: English, Swedish (translation)


The Princess of Burundi
Kjell Eriksson
0312327676
February 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. When the badly mutilated body of John Harald Jonsson—a working-class family man and an expert on the tropical fish known as cichlids—is found in the snow in the provincial Swedish town of Libro, homicide detective Ola Haver and his colleague, Ann Lindell, quickly identify a suspect, an embittered sociopath. The brilliance of Eriksson's richly detailed crime novel, his second (after The Illuminated Path) but his first to be translated into English, lies in its psychological and even sociological insights. Eriksson not only reveals a deep, sympathetic understanding for his large cast of characters but also evokes a pervasive sense of despair, reminiscent of Henning Mankell's, in the face of the violent, amoral nature of contemporary society and the challenges it places on the...


Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises (Wiley Investment Classics)
Charles P. Kindleberger
0471467146
August 2005
Paperback
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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...



Finding Atlantis : A True Story of Genius, Madness, and an Extraordinary Quest for a Lost World
David King
1400047528
June 7, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Few lives are as sadly instructive as that of the dreamer who, by reaching for the stars, falls crashing to earth. Such is the tale of a 17th-century Swedish polymath and gifted eccentric, Olof Rudbeck. Univeristy of Kentucky historian King relates how Rudbeck, trained in his youth as physician (he discovered the lymphatic glands), mastered fields as diverse as architecture, botany, shipbuilding, etymology, musical composition and mythology, among others. It was an ancient Norse saga that set him on the path to what he believed would lead to his greatest triumph. Enchanted by circumstantial evidence and supported by his own breathtakingly inventive archeological and etymological research, Rudbeck in 1679 astonished his Uppsala University colleagues with the announcement that he had discovered Atlantis—in...


The Thirty Years War (New York Review Books Classics Series)
C. V. Wedgwood
1590171462
April 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Europe in 1618 was riven between Protestants and Catholics, Bourbon and Hapsburg--as well as empires, kingdoms, and countless principalities. After angry Protestants tossed three representatives of the Holy Roman Empire out the window of the royal castle in Prague, world war spread from Bohemia with relentless abandon, drawing powers from Spain to Sweden into a nightmarish world of famine, disease, and seemingly unstoppable destruction.


The Swedish House
INGALILL SNITT
1580931294
October 13, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
The traditions of residential design in Sweden are inseparable from the history of the country itself and from the history of construction in Scandinavia. This gloriously illustrated volume presents historic wood houses--magnificent castles, simple cottages, stately domiciles, rectories, seaside bathing huts, barns, and sawmills--from the seventeenth century to the present. Also shown in detail are wooden churches and even entire towns built of wood. Among the buildings featured are a farmhouse on the Sörby country estate dating from the second half of the seventeenth century; the childhood home and the adult estate, Hammarby, of the influential botanist Linnaeus (complete with lecture pulpit and specimen collection cabinet); and Gunnebo, a lavish wooden interpretation of an Italian villa built for wealthy...

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