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The First Norwegian Settlements in America By Mike Palecek
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This book is based on The First Chapter of Norwegian Immigration, written by Rasmus Anderson in 1895. He was spellbound by tales his neighbors told about their pioneer life. He was the first... More > professor of Scandinavian Studies anywhere in the United States. As old pioneers were dying off, he began a letter writing campaign to ask them to write down their memories. Anderson added excerpts of old interviews of pioneers from Billet-Magazin. This book, The First Norwegian Settlements in America is an abridged version of Anderson's book. The sequence has completely changed. Additional research has been added. Photos from the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library and public domain sources have added to more richly illustrate and add meaning to this work. If we want to understand our Norwegian-American roots, it is important to learn about our immigrant ancestors. Hopefully, this book will help broaden your understanding of your Nordic heritage.< Less
Luftseilerens Skat [Norwegian] By Harry Harper
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Claude Grahame-White (21 August 1879 – 19 August 1959) was... More > an English pioneer of aviation, and the first to make a night flight, during the Daily Mail sponsored 1910 London to Manchester air race.Claude Grahame-White was born in Bursledon, Hampshire on 21 August 1879, and educated at Bedford Grammar School. He learned to drive in 1895, was apprenticed as an engineer and later started his own motor engineering company.Grahame-White's interest in aviation was sparked by Louis Blériot's crossing of the English Channel in 1909. This prompted him to go to France, where he attended the Reims aviation meeting, at which he met Blériot and subsequently enrolled at his flying school.Grahame-White was one of the first people to qualify as pilot in England, becoming the holder of Royal Aero Club certificate No. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_Grahame-White< Less
Watch the Lilies How They Grow By Dag Gustav Gundersen Storla
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In the third novel, Watch the lilies how they grow, Josephine has left her hometown Stavanger behind and is embarking on the long boat trip to New York. She travels by rail to South Dakota - where... More > Alvin is waiting. A new life awaits. In Stavanger, Andreas is working hard to make his tailor business succeed. He sees opportunity, and this steers him towards a safe position among the city's businessmen. In this third and This final novel follows the siblings, Josefine and Andreas, into a new century. On either side of the Atlantic, they experience both the shaping and crumbling of their dreams. When the stakes are high, there is a lot to be lost. But is the price so high that they can lose themselves? Introducing a popular Norwegian success to North America! Dag Gustav Gundersen Storla (born 1962) is a Norwegian physician, and a former medical missionary to Bangladesh. He has a special interest in the local history of his hometown, Stavanger, as well as the Norwegian pioneers of the West.< Less
Watch the Lilies How They Grow By Dag Gustav Gundersen Storla
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In the third novel of the Snowdrop Waltz Trilogy - Watch the lilies how they grow - Josephine has left her hometown Stavanger behind and is embarking on the long boat trip to New York. She travels by... More > rail to South Dakota - where Alvin is waiting. A new life awaits. In Stavanger, Andreas is working hard to make his tailor business succeed. He sees opportunity, and this steers him towards a safe position among the city's businessmen. In this third and This final novel follows the siblings, Josefine and Andreas, into a new century. On either side of the Atlantic, they experience both the shaping and crumbling of their dreams. When the stakes are high, there is a lot to be lost. But is the price so high that they can lose themselves? Introducing a popular Norwegian success to North America! Dag Gustav Gundersen Storla is a Norwegian physician, and a former medical missionary to Bangladesh. He has a special interest in the local history of his hometown, Stavanger, as well as the Norwegian pioneers of the West.< Less
Watch the Lilies How They Grow By Dag Gustav Gundersen Storla
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Mitchell, South Dakota. In this third historical novel of the Snowdrop Waltz Trilogy - Watch the lilies how they grow - Josephine has left her hometown Stavanger behind and is embarking on the long... More > boat trip to New York. She travels by rail to South Dakota - where Alvin is waiting. A new life awaits. In Stavanger, Andreas is working hard to make his tailor business succeed. He sees opportunity, and this steers him towards a safe position among the city's businessmen. In this third and This final novel follows the siblings, Josefine and Andreas, into a new century. On either side of the Atlantic, they experience both the shaping and crumbling of their dreams. When the stakes are high, there is a lot to be lost. But is the price so high that they can lose themselves?< Less
Joe Wilson and His Mates By Henry Lawson
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Henry Archibald Hertzberg Lawson (17 June 1867 – 2... More > September 1922) was an Australian writer and poet. Along with his contemporary Banjo Paterson, Lawson is among the best-known Australian poets and fiction writers of the colonial period and is often called Australia's "greatest short story writer". He was the son of the poet, publisher and feminist Louisa Lawson.Henry Lawson was born 17 June 1867 in a town on the Grenfell goldfields of New South Wales. His father was Niels Hertzberg Larsen, a Norwegian-born miner from Tromøya near Arendal. Niels Larsen went to sea at 21 and arrived in Melbourne in 1855 to join the gold rush, along with partner William Henry John Slee. Lawson's parents met at the goldfields of Pipeclay (now Eurunderee, Gloucester County, New South Wales). Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Lawson< Less
Henrik Ibsen : The Father of Modern Drama By Dr. Azher Suleiman
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Henrik Johan Ibsen (1828-1906) was an important Norwegian dramatist, social critic and agitator for women’s rights. He is known to be the father of realism and has been a pioneer in the... More > transformation and revolution of modern drama. Ibsen was a leader in the campaign for a modern radical and realistic literature in the cultural life of Scandinavia of this age, and challenged the values of middle-class society and formulated the basic rights and liberties of the individual. Charles Lyons describes him as “the realist, the iconoclast, the successful or failed idealist, the poet, the psychologist, the romantic, the anti-romantic.”< Less
BERGEN'S LOCAL SHIPPING SERVICES 1839 TO 1989 By MIKE BENT
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The Norwegian local steamer, for those whose livelihood depended on her, was far more than a mere conveyance. She became an institution, part of late 19th and early 20th century folklore, and an... More > integral element of everyday life. This book, first published in 1989, is the saga of how, over 150 years a remarkable transport system, perhaps without parallel anywhere else in the world in terms of extent and complexity, evolved in western Norway, from the days of the pioneer steamship owners to the era of car ferries and express-boats.< Less
BERGEN'S LOCAL SHIPPING SERVICES 1839 TO 1989 By MIKE BENT
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The Norwegian local steamer, for those whose livelihood depended on her, was far more than a mere conveyance. She became an institution, part of late 19th and early 20th century folklore, and an... More > integral element of everyday life. This book, first published in 1989, is the saga of how, over 150 years a remarkable transport system, perhaps without parallel anywhere else in the world in terms of extent and complexity, evolved in western Norway, from the days of the pioneer steamship owners to the era of car ferries and express-boats.< Less

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