Pdf ebook: Viking Economics

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Summary: Liberals worldwide invoke Scandinavia as a promised land of equality, while most conservatives fear it as a hotbed of liberty-threatening socialism. But th

  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher: Melville House
  • ISBN: 1612195377
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Language: English
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Description: Liberals worldwide invoke Scandinavia as a promised land of equality, while most conservatives fear it as a hotbed of liberty-threatening socialism. But the left and right can usually agree on one thing: that the Nordic system is impossible to replicate elsewhere. The US and UK are too big, or too individualistic, or too . . . something. In Viking Economics—perhaps the most fun economics book you’ve ever read—George Lakey dispels these myths. He explores the inner-workings of the Nordic economies that boast the world’s happiest, most productive workers, and explains how, if we can enact some of the changes the Scandinavians fought for surprisingly recently, we, too, can embrace equality in our economic policy.


Pdf ebook: Song of the Vikings

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Summary: Much like Greek and Roman mythology, Norse myths are still with us. Famous storytellers from JRR Tolkien to Neil Gaiman have drawn their inspiration from t

  • Author : Nancy Marie Brown
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 1137073713
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
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Description: Much like Greek and Roman mythology, Norse myths are still with us. Famous storytellers from JRR Tolkien to Neil Gaiman have drawn their inspiration from the long-haired, mead-drinking, marauding and pillaging Vikings. Their creator is a thirteenth-century Icelandic chieftain by the name of Snorri Sturluson. Like Homer, Snorri was a bard, writing down and embellishing the folklore and pagan legends of medieval Scandinavia. Unlike Homer, Snorri was a man of the world—a wily political power player, one of the richest men in Iceland who came close to ruling it, and even closer to betraying it... In Song of the Vikings, award-winning author Nancy Marie Brown brings Snorri Sturluson's story to life in a richly textured narrative that draws on newly available sources.


Pdf ebook: The Damage

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Summary: An edgy, propulsive read about what a family pushed to the brink will do in the name of love and blood. "The Damage pulled me in from the first page with s

  • Author : Caitlin Wahrer
  • Publisher: Doubleday Canada
  • ISBN: 0385696469
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 368
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1122
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Description: An edgy, propulsive read about what a family pushed to the brink will do in the name of love and blood. "The Damage pulled me in from the first page with smart narration, characters I cared about, a hold-your-breath plot, and a terrific final twist. Put this one high on your summer list." —Stephen King Tony has always looked out for his younger brother, Nick. So when he is called to a hospital bed where Nick is lying battered and bruised after a violent sexual assault, his protective instincts flare and a white-hot rage begins to build. As a small-town New England lawyer, Tony’s wife, Julia, has cases involving kids all the time. When Detective Rice gets assigned to this one, Julia feels Nick is in good hands. Especially because she senses that Rice, too, understands how things can quickly get complicated. Very complicated. After all, one moment Nick was having a drink with a handsome stranger; the next, he was at the center of an investigation threatening to tear not only him but his entire family apart. And now his attacker, out on bail, is disputing Nick’s version of what happened. As Julia tries to help her brother-in-law, she sees Tony’s desire for revenge—to fix things for Nick—getting out of control. Tony is starting to scare her. And before long, she finds herself asking: Does she really know what her husband is capable of? Or of what she herself is? Exploring elements of doubt, tragedy, suspense, and justice, The Damage is an all-consuming read that marks the explosive debut of an extraordinary new writer.


Pdf ebook: Viking Myths & Sagas

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Summary: An accessible, meticulously researched introduction to Viking Age oral literature - 34 stories based on the oldest texts, authentically interpreted and ret

  • Author : Rosalind Kerven
  • Publisher: eBook Partnership
  • ISBN: 1783016337
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 416
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1379
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Description: An accessible, meticulously researched introduction to Viking Age oral literature - 34 stories based on the oldest texts, authentically interpreted and retold by a highly acclaimed storyteller.The ONLY book to feature little known Viking Age sagas and heroic legends alongside the Norse myths - and the FIRST major new retellings of the myths for 35 years.*Brings alive all the most significant and interesting Viking Age stories, painting vivid portraits of Viking people, culture and beliefs.*Includes many fascinating tales previously only known within the academic world.*Each story complemented by detailed notes discussing its origins, similar narratives, archaeological evidence etc.*Also features authentic Viking Age proverbs, poems, riddles and spells.*Introduces many iconic Viking women: real life queens, noblewomen, farmwives and slaves; alongside mythical giantesses, goddesses and valkyries.*Presents the true story of the Vikings' discovery of North America 500 years before Columbus; legends of the cursed ring that inspired Tolkien, and the Viking story behind Shakespeare's Hamlet.Written in consultation with leading academics.*


Pdf ebook: Her Viking Wolves

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Summary: Ask not for whom thy wolves come, Varra. KNOW…We come for you. These two shifters are hardcore. They’re super-intense. They both want me, and they are

  • Author : Theodora Taylor
  • Publisher: Rom Tell That
  • ISBN: 1942167040
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 450
  • Language: English
  • Views: 417
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Description: Ask not for whom thy wolves come, Varra. KNOW…We come for you. These two shifters are hardcore. They’re super-intense. They both want me, and they are absolutely not taking no for an answer. Listen, I'm a huge nerd, so I have no idea what to do when not one, but two crazy-hot, time-traveling Viking shifters show up to claim me as their fated mate. What they want from me is dirty, and completely wrong. So wrong. Like wronger than wrong. So then why am I having such a hard time resisting them? I have no idea how this story will end, but one thing’s for sure: It’s going to be epic. READER WARNING, this novel is smoking hot to the touch. If two Viking brothers claiming one innocent nerd HARD isn’t your cup of wolf, DO NOT one-click this extremely sexy MFM romance, which proves that what Vikings want, Vikings get. All. Night. Long. ***Check out all of the books in the Alpha Kings series*** Her Viking Wolf Wolf and Punishment Wolf and Prejudice Wolf and Soul Her Viking Wolves


Pdf ebook: Egil's Saga

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Summary: Egil's Saga tells the story of the long and brutal life of tenth-century warrior-poet and farmer Egil Skallagrimsson: a morally ambiguous character who was

  • Author : Leifur Eiriksson
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141930527
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
  • Views: 349
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Description: Egil's Saga tells the story of the long and brutal life of tenth-century warrior-poet and farmer Egil Skallagrimsson: a morally ambiguous character who was at once the composer of intricately beautiful poetry, and a physical grotesque capable of staggering brutality. The saga recounts Egil's progression from youthful savagery to mature wisdom as he struggles to avenge his father's exile from Norway, defend his honour against the Norwegian King Erik Bloodaxe, and fight for the English King Athelstan in his battles against Scotland. Exploring issues as diverse as the question of loyalty, the power of poetry, and the relationship between two brothers who love the same woman, Egil's Saga is a fascinating depiction of a deeply human character.


Pdf ebook: The Viking's Defiant Bride

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Summary: Northumbria, 867 A.D. Beautiful and courageous, the Lady Elgiva is as great a prize as the land the Viking conqueror now controls. Earl Wulfrum has taken h

  • Author : Joanna Fulford
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • ISBN: 1426827903
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
  • Views: 416
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Description: Northumbria, 867 A.D. Beautiful and courageous, the Lady Elgiva is as great a prize as the land the Viking conqueror now controls. Earl Wulfrum has taken her home, and now he will take her—as his unwilling bride. Wulfrum is a legendary warrior, but the strong-willed Elgiva proves the greatest challenge he has ever faced. Yet her response to his touch tells him she feels the all-consuming heat as much as he. Their passionate battle can end only one way—in the marriage bed!


Pdf ebook: Believing

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Summary: “An elegant, impassioned demand that America see gender-based violence as a cultural and structural problem that hurts everyone, not just victims and sur

  • Author : Anita Hill
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0593298306
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 352
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1444
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Description: “An elegant, impassioned demand that America see gender-based violence as a cultural and structural problem that hurts everyone, not just victims and survivors… It's at times downright virtuosic in the threads it weaves together.”—NPR From the woman who gave the landmark testimony against Clarence Thomas as a sexual menace, a new manifesto about the origins and course of gender violence in our society; a combination of memoir, personal accounts, law, and social analysis, and a powerful call to arms from one of our most prominent and poised survivors. In 1991, Anita Hill began something that's still unfinished work. The issues of gender violence, touching on sex, race, age, and power, are as urgent today as they were when she first testified. Believing is a story of America's three decades long reckoning with gender violence, one that offers insights into its roots, and paths to creating dialogue and substantive change. It is a call to action that offers guidance based on what this brave, committed fighter has learned from a lifetime of advocacy and her search for solutions to a problem that is still tearing America apart. We once thought gender-based violence--from casual harassment to rape and murder--was an individual problem that affected a few; we now know it's cultural and endemic, and happens to our acquaintances, colleagues, friends and family members, and it can be physical, emotional and verbal. Women of color experience sexual harassment at higher rates than White women. Street harassment is ubiquitous and can escalate to violence. Transgender and nonbinary people are particularly vulnerable. Anita Hill draws on her years as a teacher, legal scholar, and advocate, and on the experiences of the thousands of individuals who have told her their stories, to trace the pipeline of behavior that follows individuals from place to place: from home to school to work and back home. In measured, clear, blunt terms, she demonstrates the impact it has on every aspect of our lives, including our physical and mental wellbeing, housing stability, political participation, economy and community safety, and how our descriptive language undermines progress toward solutions. And she is uncompromising in her demands that our laws and our leaders must address the issue concretely and immediately.


Pdf ebook: The Little Book of Hygge

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Summary: THE INTERNATIONAL, NEW YORK TIMES AND SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, WITH OVER A MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE Guaranteed to bring warmth and comfort into your l

  • Author : Meik Wiking
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0241283930
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1218
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Description: THE INTERNATIONAL, NEW YORK TIMES AND SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, WITH OVER A MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE Guaranteed to bring warmth and comfort into your life, The Little Book of Hygge is the book we all need. Denmark has an international reputation for being one of the happiest nations in the world, and hygge is widely recognised to be the magic ingredient. Hooga? Hhyooguh? Heurgh? It is not really important how you pronounce or even spell it. What is important is that you feel it. Whether you're cuddled up on a sofa with a loved one, or sharing comfort food with your closest friends, hygge is about creating an atmosphere where we can let your guard down. The definitive, must-read introduction to Hygge, written by Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute, this book is packed full of original research, recipes and ideas to help you add a touch of hygge to your life. 'The best qualified author . . . cosy and engaging' Sunday Express 'Infectiously positive . . . the best beginner's guide' Mail on Sunday 'This book explains everything you need to know about the Danish art of living well' Metro


Pdf ebook: Warrior of the Wild

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Summary: An eighteen-year-old chieftain's daughter must find a way to kill her village’s oppressive deity if she ever wants to return home in Warrior of the Wild,

  • Author : Tricia Levenseller
  • Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
  • ISBN: 1250189950
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 352
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1975
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Description: An eighteen-year-old chieftain's daughter must find a way to kill her village’s oppressive deity if she ever wants to return home in Warrior of the Wild, the Viking-inspired YA standalone fantasy from Tricia Levenseller, author of Daughter of the Pirate King. How do you kill a god? As her father's chosen heir, eighteen-year-old Rasmira has trained her whole life to become a warrior and lead her village. But when her coming-of-age trial is sabotaged and she fails the test, her father banishes her to the monster-filled wilderness with an impossible quest: To win back her honor, she must kill the oppressive god who claims tribute from the villages each year or die trying.


Pdf ebook: The Little Book of Lykke

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Summary: A practical guide to what makes us happy, from the CEO of the Happiness Research Instititue in Copenhagen and bestselling author of The Little Book of Hygg

  • Author : Meik Wiking
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0735234906
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Views: 734
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Description: A practical guide to what makes us happy, from the CEO of the Happiness Research Instititue in Copenhagen and bestselling author of The Little Book of Hygge. We all know Denmark is the happiest country in the world—but this doesn't make it perfect. Happiness isn't exclusively Danish. Nor is it just eating pastries, lighting candles, and practising hygge. Happiness is something available to all, wherever you are, and whatever your means. Starting from the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, Meik Wiking, probably the happiest man in the world, travels across the globe on a quest to uncover the secrets of the very happiest people from Dubai to Rio de Janeiro, taking back to his native country their tips, tricks, and unique approaches to a fulfilled life. Exploring the happiness gap for parents, how much money you really need to buy happiness, and why—luckily for us—the expectation of kissing Rachel Weiss is better than the real thing, Meik brings together a global roadmap for happiness with his trademark wit. Weaving together original research and personal anecdotes, The Little Book of Lykke gives us a new approach to achieving everyday happiness.


Pdf ebook: The Sagas of the Icelanders

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Summary: In Iceland, the age of the Vikings is also known as the Saga Age. A unique body of medieval literature, the Sagas rank with the world’s great literary tr

  • Author : Jane Smiley
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141933267
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 348
  • Language: English
  • Views: 816
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Description: In Iceland, the age of the Vikings is also known as the Saga Age. A unique body of medieval literature, the Sagas rank with the world’s great literary treasures – as epic as Homer, as deep in tragedy as Sophocles, as engagingly human as Shakespeare. Set around the turn of the last millennium, these stories depict with an astonishingly modern realism the lives and deeds of the Norse men and women who first settled in Iceland and of their descendants, who ventured farther west to Greenland and, ultimately, North America. Sailing as far from the archetypal heroic adventure as the long ships did from home, the Sagas are written with psychological intensity, peopled by characters with depth, and explore perennial human issues like love, hate, fate and freedom.


Pdf ebook: The Vikings Reimagined

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Summary: The Vikings Reimagined explores the changing perception of Norse and Viking cultures across different cultural forms, and the complex legacy of the Vikings

  • Author : Tom Birkett,Roderick Dale
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN: 1501513885
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 284
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1389
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Description: The Vikings Reimagined explores the changing perception of Norse and Viking cultures across different cultural forms, and the complex legacy of the Vikings in the present day. Bringing together experts in literature, history and heritage engagement, this highly interdisciplinary collection aims to reconsider the impact of the discipline of Old Norse Viking Studies outside the academy and to broaden our understanding of the ways in which the material and textual remains of the Viking Age are given new meanings in the present. The diverse collection draws attention to the many roles that the Vikings play across contemporary culture: from the importance of Viking tourism, to the role of Norse sub-cultures in the formation of local and international identities. Together these collected essays challenge the academy to rethink its engagement with popular reiterations of the Vikings and to reassess the position afforded to ‘reception’ within the discipline.


Pdf ebook: Dream of Me/Believe in Me

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Summary: Complete in one breathtaking volume — Books One and Two of an unforgettable historical romance series by an exciting new author They were two Viking lord

  • Author : Josie Litton
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • ISBN: 0307484025
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 816
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1968
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Description: Complete in one breathtaking volume — Books One and Two of an unforgettable historical romance series by an exciting new author They were two Viking lords, the brothers Wolf and Dragon, bound both by blood and by a shared ambition to end the war with their lifelong enemies, the Saxons. They know that their only hope for peace is to persuade the Saxon Lord Hawk to unite his noble family with theirs — in a bond sealed forever by the sanctity of marriage. Together these three men will strive to overcome centuries-old rivalries and hatred. Each will unite in marriage with an extraordinary woman who has her own special gift — and her own dreams of bringing about an end to war.... Book One In Dream of Me we meet the Viking leader Wolf Hakonson as he embarks on a mission to kidnap the Lady Cymbra, a legendary beauty Wolf mistakenly believes is the cause of war. Instead he discovers that she is a gifted healer who will challenge him to confront his deepest yearnings — and together they will become soul mates who forge a future blessed by peace. Book Two The drama continues in Believe in Me, when the Saxon Lord Hawk, brother of Cymbra, seeks to strengthen the alliance by wedding a Norse noblewoman. But Lady Krysta arrives bearing many secrets — including her gift for seeing what others cannot. And as an unexpected love ignites, only Krysta can sense the looming danger that threatens the peace — and Hawk as well. Now, discover Josie Litton....