Tag Archives: Denmark

Book Review: The Almost Nearly Perfect People

The Almost Nearly Perfect People:  Behind The Myth Of The Scandinavian Utopia, by Michael Booth It is hard to tell whether the author really wished to damn the Scandinavian cultures with faint praise by exposing the darker side of the … Continue reading

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Hvad Udad Tabes, Skal Indad Vindes

According to a book I am reading at present, the phrase “Hvad udad tabes, skal indad vindes” is a phrase that nearly every Dane knows by heart.  The phrase was uttered by the Danish author H.P. Holst in 1811, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: A History Of Scandinavia

A History Of Scandinavia:  Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, & Iceland, by T.K. Derry Do you like 400 page long history books about Scandinavia from the 1970’s that are written from a left-wing politically biased point of view?  If so, this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Copenhagen

Copenhagen, by Michael Frayn Those who know me are well aware of my own tendency to chronicle and overanalyze my frequent awkward conversations [1].  This play is basically the attempt through research and analysis to provide a decisive interpretation of … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Vikings At War

Vikings At War, by Kim Hjardar & Vegard Vike As a particularly prolific reader for the De Re Militari [1], I have almost single-handedly emptied out the society of its books for review at present.  As someone who is fond … Continue reading

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Book Review: Brick By Brick

Brick By Brick: How Lego Rewrote The Rules Of Innovation And Conquered The Global Toy Industry, by David C. Robertson with Bill Breen [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/Crown Business in exchange for an … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Jerusalem In The North

Jerusalem In The North: Denmark And The Baltic Crusades, 1100-1522, by Ane Bysted, Carsten Jensen, Kurt Jensen, and John Lind I got this particular book from the De Re Militari, and its title greatly interested me, given that I am … Continue reading

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