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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...


Garbo
Scott Reisfield
0847827240
Aug 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Greta Garbo's film career began in Sweden in 1923 and ended in Hollywood in 1941. While she took a professional approach to doing photographs on the sets and in the portrait studio, she did little else to aid MGM's publicity department. Traveling under false names, she avoided interviews, premieres, parties and nightclubs. With no off-screen publicity materials, the public pictured her through the lens of "MGM's portrait giants," Clarence Sinclair Bull and Ruth Harriet Louise. New York art dealer Dance, who did a book on Louise three years ago, notes that these two photographers "shaped the look and persona of Garbo that was marketed to audiences in the 1920s and 1930s and endures today." Garbo saved their lush and creamy original prints, radiating glamour, and passed the photos on to her family. The work of...


Annika's Secret Wish

0764229400


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Provident Book Finder, Nov-Dec 2001
"With beautiful illustrations and a heart warming story of sacrificial love, this book could well become a Christmas classic." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
Beverly Lewis’ wonderful picture book for families, Annika’s Secret Wish, is now reissued with an audio CD for read-along or listen-only pleasure. Evie’s roots contribute to the authenticity and warmth with which she narrates the story, including additional thoughts and feelings from Annika’s own perspective suggested by the artwork on each page. Music and sound effects will pique the imaginations of young and old alike! This picture book with CD makes a cherished gift for families with children of all ages and will be...


Globetrotter Stockholm & Sweden Travel Pack
Richard Sale
1843306557
April 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The highly successful Globetrotter Travel series, which includes guides, maps and atlases, presently covers more than 80 destinations worldwide. The packs are excellent value, including both a guidebook and a soft cover of the foldout Globetrotter map of the region, in a printed plastic wallet.


The Wonderful Adventures Of Nils And The Further Adventures Of Nils Holgersson

1572160365


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Book Description
Two books in one, unabridged.

Excerpted from The Wonderful Adventures Of Nils And The Further Adventures Of Nils by Selma Lagerlof. Copyright © 2000. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
"If you have learned anything at all from us, Thumbietot, you no longer think that the humans should have the whole earth to themselves," said the wild goose, solemnly. "Remember you have a large country and you can easily afford to leave a few bare rocks, a few shallow lakes and swamps, a few desolate cliffs and remote forests to us poor, dumb creatures, where we can be allowed to live in peace. All my days I have been hounded and hunted. It would be a comfort to know that there is a refuge somewhere for one like me." "Indeed, I should be glad to help if I could,"...


The Children of Noisy Village

014032609X


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From Publishers Weekly
Six children from neighboring farms have fun all year long in this charming book by the author of the Pippi Longstocking stories. Ages 8-12. Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Language Notes
Text: English, Swedish (translation)

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Sweden
DK Publishing
0756609135
Apr 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Recognized the world over by frequent flyers and armchair travelers alike, Eyewitness Travel Guides are the most colorful and comprehensive guides on the market. With beautifully commissioned photographs and spectacular 3-D aerial views revealing the charm of each destination, these amazing travel guides show what others only tell.


Sweden (Fodor's Gold Guides Series)
Staff of Fodor's Travel Publicatiions
1400013410
March 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
A country where bustling cities exist side by side with areas of untamed natural beauty, Sweden is a land of contrasts. Our resident writers have traveled throughout the country to find the best hotels, restaurants, attractions and activities of this beautiful and modern country. Whether you are in Stockholm where ultramodern skyscrapers are just a short walk from twisting, medieval streets or in the north where rivers cut through the wide open spaces of the isolated moorlands, be sure to pack your Fodor's guide to ensure you don't miss a thing!

The San Francisco Chronicle sums it up best "Fodor's guides are saturated with information."

- Two-color interior design makes it easier to find the information you need
- Fodor's Choice Ratings flag must-see sights and hidden treasures
-...


Meet Kirsten (The American Girls Collection Series: Kirsten #1)
Janet Beeler Shaw
0937295019
September 1986
Paperback
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The Swedish Table
Helene Henderson
0816645132
July 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Swedish-born Henderson brings to American tables a refined and light version of traditional Swedish dishes. She makes an intense dish such as Jansson's Temptation less leaden by substituting smoked salmon for the usual anchovies, but she retains the cream that creates the dish's special character. Instead of pork shank, Henderson uses chicken and bacon to season her version of yellow pea soup, Sweden's national dish. Her Swedish pancakes lend themselves to both sweet and savory treatments, topping one with berries, the other with wild mushrooms. Her extensive treatment of yeast rolls shows the importance of pastry in Swedish cookery. No less compelling than her food is the story of Henderson's life. Daughter of a Swedish mother and a touring African American jazz musician, Henderson grew up cooking first for her family...


Pippi Longstocking
Astrid Lindgren
0140309578
May 1997
Paperback
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Book Review
Pippi is an irrepressible, irreverent, and irrefutably delightful girl who lives alone (with a monkey) in her wacky house, Villa Villekulla. When she's not dancing with the burglars who were just trying to rob her house, she's attempting to learn the "pluttification" tables at school; fighting Adolf, the strongest man in the world at the circus; or playing tag with police officers. Pippi's high-spirited, good-natured hijinks cause as much trouble as fun, but a more generous child you won't find anywhere.

Astrid Lindgren has created a unique and lovable character, inspiring generations of children to want to be Pippi. More than anything, Pippi makes reading a pleasure; no child will welcome the end of the book, and many will return to Pippi Longstocking again and again. Simply put, Pippi is irresistible. (Ages 9...



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."...


Norway/Sweden Pocket Map
Hammond World Atlas Corporation
0843718900
Apr 2004
Calendar
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Book Description
The Hammond International Series of travel maps feature state-of-the-art digitized mapmaking to ensure an unparalleled degree of accuracy. All city maps feature regional insets and all country maps feature city insets. Both maps and atlases are printed on high quality paper, with sturdy covers for increased durability. Each map also contains a comprehensive index.


Faceless Killers (A Kurt Wallander Mystery)
Henning Mankell
1400031575
January 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
If you remember with pleasure those dark and gloomy Martin Beck mysteries by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo, you'll be glad to plunge into the first of Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallender mysteries to appear in English. Wallender's personal life can occasionally seem more depressing than even a provincial Swedish detective should be asked to bear, but his investigative skills are strictly first rate. And Mankell's story of the brutal murder of an elderly farm couple uncovers an unusual aspect of life in modern Sweden--a streak of fear and prejudice against the many newcomers from Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe who have sought asylum there.

From Publishers Weekly
In his first appearance in English, Swedish bestselling author Mankell combines thriller-quality entertainment with a...


Architecture in the Garden
James Van Sweden, et al
0375501541
January 21, 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In this first-person how-to, van Sweden builds on the success of Gardening with Nature and Gardening with Water to reveal more about his own process of developing a garden design, showing readers how to come to their own decisions along the way. A landscape architect in partnership with Wolfgang Oehme for the last 35 years, the Washington D.C.-based van Sweden has a knack for cool, precise prose that matches the carefully planned yet free-feeling pathways that he finds essential to a garden's "good bones." After three opening chapters covering van Sweden's "Inspirations," "The Gardener's Need for Architecture" and "Elements of Garden Architecture" respectively, van Sweden presents six case studies of differing sites, from "country" to "town" to "seaside" gardens of varying scales, climates and surrounding...


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.


Nate the Great Saves the King of Sweden
Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
0440413028
Apr 1999
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Detective Nate gets his first international case when a friend loses somethingAhe doesn't know whatAwhile visiting Sweden. Ages 6-9. (May) Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
Grade 1-3?In the latest addition about this popular detective, Nate solves his first international case without ever leaving his neighborhood. He receives a cryptic postcard from his friend Rosamond. She writes that she has lost something during her Scandinavian vacation and that if Nate refuses to find it she will pester the King of Sweden for help. The lost item is tiny, lives in dark places, and has a long nose. Nate and his trusty dog, Sludge, begin visiting Rosamond's friends in search of clues. A picture examined under a magnifying glass leads him to...


Frommer's Sweden
Danforth Prince
0764578278
April 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go -- they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us! Much more detailed and complete than its major competitor, Frommer's Sweden captures all the highlights of this beautiful nation -- everything from sophisticated cities to medieval towns, the Gota Canal, summer...


Your Swedish Roots: A Step By Step Handbook
Per Clemensson, Kjell Andersson
1593312768
September 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Today millions of Swedish-Americans are researching their family history. Until now a comprehensive, step by step genealogical handbook for Swedish research has not been available in the English language. Your Swedish Roots A Step by Step Handbook fills that gap. An American searching for his or her Swedish roots has many advantages, as well as some challenges. Since Sweden has not been at war for close to 200 years, Swedish sources and archives are very extensive and complete. The records are in good order and are easy to find. In fact, the most commonly used church records are now even available on the Internet. Guidance for how to access and use these resources is found in this book. Even with the abundance of records, family historians must first know some basic facts to be able to interpret these old documents....


Stockholm & Sweden Travel Map
Manufactured by Globetrotter
1843306549
April 2005
Other Format
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Book Description
The highly successful Globetrotter Travel series, which includes guides, maps and atlases, presently covers more than 80 destinations worldwide. The packs are excellent value, including both a guidebook and a soft cover of the foldout Globetrotter map of the region, in a printed plastic wallet.


Sweden
Tracey Boraas
0736809392
June 2002
Hardcover
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Gardening with Nature : How James van Sweden and Wolfgang Oehme Plant Slopes, Meadows, Outdoor Rooms, an d Garden Screens (Random House Gardening Series)
James Van Sweden
0679429476


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Sweden
Bo Kage Carlsson
1568474369
September 1995
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
An illustrated account of Sweden's resources, industries, and issues involving them.


Lonely Planet Sweden (Lonely Planet Sweden)
Carolyn Bain, Graeme Cornwallis
1740592271
April 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
From bars and cafes hidden down Stockholm's cobbled lanes to snow-capped forests sparkling under the midnight sun, Sweden is diverse and captivating. Make your trip unforgettable with this comprehensive guide. insider tips on exploring Sweden’s beautiful capital, Stockholm accommodation options from five-star urban luxury to camping in the wilderness smörgåbords and schnapps: the best eateries and nightlife revealed ski in Lappland, cycle on Gotland – activities for every season includes practical, user-friendly Swedish language chapter with 57 detailed maps


Roseanna (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
Maj Sjowall, Per Wahloo
067974598X
June 29, 1993
Paperback
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Book Review
According to Per Wahloo, the ten books he wrote with his wife, Maj Sjowall, about Inspector Martin Beck were intended to be a left-wing assault on the sacred cows of Swedish society. They are also, however, entertaining tales of mystery that allow non-Swedes to slip under the skin of another culture while having a frighteningly good time. In this first book of the series, the body of a young woman is discovered as a dredger digs a canal. There seems to be little chance of Beck identifying the woman, let alone discovering who killed her. But by combining time-honored methods of police procedure with a few local twists, Beck manages to do just that.

Book Description
On a July afternoon, the body of a young woman is dredged from Sweden's beautiful Lake Vattern. Three months later, all...


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...

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