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Tom of Finland
Dian Hanson
3822838497
June 2005
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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
Philip...


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.


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....



Snow, Forest, Silence
Eero Tarasti
0253213207
June 1999
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Finland in the New Europe
Max Jakobson
0275963713
July 1998
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Review
“Jakobson's new book is among the best works to address Finland's past and future in the post-Cold War world. In a well-written...book, Jakobson effectively links Finland's past with its present and future challenges.”–Choice

Book Description
Jakobson tells the story of a small nation that has emerged a winner from the ordeals of the 20th century. Finland is still widely remembered for its successful resistance against Soviet attempts to subjugate it during World War II, but less is known about the skillful balancing act by which Finns preserved their independence and way of life during the Cold War.

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Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary
Linus Torvalds, David Diamond
0066620724
May 1, 2001
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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...



Sisterchicks on the Loose
Robin Jones Gunn
1590521986
May 2003
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Book Description
Sharon has lived calmly in Chinook Springs, Washington, her entire life. All that changes when her best friend of twenty years, Penny, takes an impulsive trip to seek out her only living relatives in Finland -- and brings Sharon with her. The land of reindeer and saunas holds infinite varieties of zaniness for these two unlikely friends -- Sharon is a quiet mother of four and Penny was a motorcycle mama before she came to Christ -- who return home with a new view of God, a new zest for life, and a big impact on those around them for decades to come.

About the Author
Robin Jones Gunn is the award-winning, bestselling author of over fifty books, including the popular Glenbrooke series and the Christy Miller and Sierra Jensen series for teens. A frequent speaker at women's events,...


Finland in the New Europe
Max Jakobson
0275963721
July 1998
Hardcover
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Review
“Jakobson's new book is among the best works to address Finland's past and future in the post-Cold War world. In a well-written...book, Jakobson effectively links Finland's past with its present and future challenges.”–Choice

Book Description
Jakobson tells the story of a small nation that has emerged a winner from the ordeals of the 20th century. Finland is still widely remembered for its successful resistance against Soviet attempts to subjugate it during World War II, but less is known about the skillful balancing act by which Finns preserved their independence and way of life during the Cold War.

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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...


Tom of Finland
F. Valentine Hooven
031211365X
Sept 1994
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Book Review
Perhaps no one has had a greater influence on gay male fashion than illustrator-cartoonist Tom of Finland. In this volume his unusual and triumphant life story is told in words and pictures. The pictures, of course, steal the show, as Tom's bubble-bottomed macho men fight, love, and punish each other. There's still much to be said about Tom's impact on American and European gay culture, but this book provides a good starting point not only for Tom's fans who want to learn about the man behind the leather-clad images, but also for the uninitiated who've always wondered where the leather-cap-and-chaps look origintated. Sadly, with Tom's death the flow of testosterone-packed pictures has stopped, but volumes like this show that there is still life in his legend.

From Publishers Weekly
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Lonely Planet Finland (Lonely Planet Finland)
Paul Harding
1740590767
April 2003
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Book Description
Unlock the mysteries of this enigmatic northern nation with a little help from Lonely Planet. From the slopes to the sauna, you won't miss a beat while exploring Finland's stylish towns and pristine countryside. garner valuable insider information on hip Helsinki – the city’s finest revealed & reviewed discover the best places to get your Baltic herring fix, as well as the perfect places to stay peddle, paddle, ski and walk through unspoiled wilderness, with activities coverage for every season break the ice with dedicated Finnish and Swedish language sections find your way like a local with 65 detailed maps


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...


Gendered Practices in Working Life
Liisa Rantalaiho (Editor), Tuula Heiskanen (Editor)
0312163681
March 15, 1997
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Review
'Why despite widely articulated policies of equality, does gender inequality persist in the world of waged work? How is it that in Finland, a supposed "paradise" for women, hierarchic divisions of gender still prevail? In this very important contribution, a group of Finnish researchers, working with a shared conceptual focus on "gendered practices," investigates the reproduction of gender inequality across an impressive array of terrains and circumstances. This book provides greater evidence that the solutions of liberal feminism are not enough...it paves the way for conducting futher studies of "gendering practices" in other cultural contexts.' - Marta Calá and Linda Smirich, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

'I read Gendered Practices in Working Life with great admiration. This book is an excellent...


Culture Smart! Finland: A Quick Guide to Customs and Etiquette
Terttu Leney
1558688420
January 2005
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Dirty Pictures
Micha Ramakers
031227694X
Sept 2001
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Book Review
In a gay heaven, the choir robes would be designed by Gautier after drawings by Tom of Finland. Even on Earth, utopia must be approaching when the musclebound torsos and bulging baskets of Tom's manly men attract a full-length critical study. Art historian Micha Ramakers, who previously edited a monograph of Tom of Finland's drawings, argues persuasively for the influence of these hyper-masculine figures on gay culture since the mid-1950s, when the artist's renderings of fantasy men first began to appear in American beefcake magazines. Although the consistency of Tom of Finland's technique and themes over the four decades of his working life doesn't leave Ramakers much room to discuss the development of his subject's talents, he makes ample use of his few opportunities (like the introduction of more black figures in the...


Finland
Meichun Zhong
0836823311
January 2001
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Alvar Aalto The Mature Years
Goran Schildt
0847813290


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From Library Journal
This is the last of three volumes on the life and works of the late Finnish architect ( Alvar Aalto: The Early Years , LJ 1/85; Alvar Aalto: The Decisive Years , Rizzoli, 1987). Schildt's impressive undertaking has done much to rekindle Aalto's reputation as one of the great modern masters; this volume focuses on the architect's work from 1939 until his death in 1976. It includes accounts of his time as a visiting professor at MIT; the death of his first wife, Aino; his friendships with Saarinen and Le Corbusier; and the construction of such landmarks as the Saynatsalo Town Hall. Schildt has made extensive use of rare archival material, including over 200,000 drawings and 100 files of correspondence; his encyclopedic knowledge of his subject, coupled with numerous personal reminiscences, make this three-volume...


Hitler's Arctic War
Chris Mann
0312311001
Mar 2003
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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.


Finland
Nicole Sia
1422200469
December 2005
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Edith Sodergran
George C. Schoolfield
031324166X
Jan 1984
Hardcover
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Review
“Edith Sodergran: Modernist Poet in Finland is a very sober and chaste piece of scholarly work, which preserves a temperate distance from the object at which it is intensely directed. It is a work based on a very thorough knowledge and a very keen understanding not only of Edith Sodergran and her poetry, but also of the unique Finland-Swedish and Russian-German blend of cultural environment from which Edith Sodergran's poetry must have received its incentive. ... Schoolfield runs through Edith Sodergran's poetry, giving a vast number of her poems minute, sensitive, and sensible attention. Not only are his comments admirably distinct, but they are also of a kind that opens a poetic universe to us. From that point of view Schoolfield's book on Edith Sodergran ... is superior to any single book that has up to now been written...


Berlitz Finnish Phrase Book and Dictionary
Berlitz Publishing
2831577349
September 2000
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Book Description
This best selling phrase book series contains a color-coded system that makes words and phrases easy to find. It is broken down by basic expressions, arrival, hotel, eating out, sightseeing, relaxing, shopping guide, bank, mail, telephone, doctor, reference sections, grammar and dictionary. It also includes handy travel information, tips and much more.


Kalevala: Heroic tales from Finland
Ursula Synge
0370300548


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From Sibelius to Sallinen
Lisa S. De Gorog
0313267405
Dec 1989
Hardcover
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Review
“The first third of this book provides an overview of the cultural struggles of the Finns to become a nation linguistically and politically separate from the domination of the Russians and the Swedes. The next four chapters deal with the music of Sibelius with special emphasis on the rhythms of Finnish poetry and speech and their influence on his instrumental music. A single chapter is devoted to a quick survey of post-Sibelian Scandinavian composers (mostly Finnish) with brief prose descriptions of their music. The final chapter, which seems something of an appendage, traces the history of Finnish theater and vocal music. The bibliography is particularly helpful for those who wish to pursue their study of Finnish history in more depth. Of considerable interest is the extensive discography of recorded works of a large...


Dirty Pictures: Tom of Finland, Masculinity and Homosexuality
Micha Ramakers
0312205260
March 2000
Hardcover
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Book Review
In a gay heaven, the choir robes would be designed by Gautier after drawings by Tom of Finland. Even on Earth, utopia must be approaching when the musclebound torsos and bulging baskets of Tom's manly men attract a full-length critical study. Art historian Micha Ramakers, who previously edited a monograph of Tom of Finland's drawings, argues persuasively for the influence of these hyper-masculine figures on gay culture since the mid-1950s, when the artist's renderings of fantasy men first began to appear in American beefcake magazines. Although the consistency of Tom of Finland's technique and themes over the four decades of his working life doesn't leave Ramakers much room to discuss the development of his subject's talents, he makes ample use of his few opportunities (like the introduction of more black figures in the...


Alvar Aalto The Decisive Years
Goran Schildt
0847807118


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From Publishers Weekly
Schildt portrays Finnish architect Aalto as the odd-man-out among the utopian planners of the '20s and '30s, a Chaplinesque rebel who never accepted the rationalist pretensions of Gropius, Le Corbusier and Moholy-Nagy. In this second installment of a three-volume biographythe first covered "The Early Years"we meet Aalto the lyricist and humanist whose irrepressible artistic impulses broke through, whether he was building a sanatorium or terrace houses designed to eliminate class distinctions among the occupants. Schildt convincingly redefines Aalto's credo as the need to create works that would express harmony in a fragmented age. Aalto's contributions to furniture designhe perfected the curved wooden chair and pioneered tubular steelare also discussed. Filled with photos, sketches, letters and documents, this...

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