Tag Archives: Norway

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

Posted in Book Reviews, History, International Relations, Military History | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Defiant Courage

Defiant Courage:  Norway’s Longest WWII Escape:  A True Story, by Astrid Karlsen Scott & Dr. Tore Haug When I started this story, I realized that I was already familiar with this story from my previous experience reading and watching the … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, History, Military History | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Frost On My Moustache

Frost On My Moustache:  The Arctic Adventures Of A Lord And A Loafer, by Tim Moore Having read a large number of books by the author [1], I can say that this follows the usual pattern.  I happen to like … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, History | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Book Reviews, History, Military History | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Book Review: The Ship In The Hill

The Ship In The Hill:  A Novel, by William L. Sullivan More than a decade ago I wrote a play where a love story between historians involved with biblical archaeology alternated with the story itself, which involved a young man … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, History | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Book Review: Ivory Vikings

Ivory Vikings:  The Mystery Of The Most Famous Chessmen In The World And The Woman Who Made Them, by Nancy Marie Brown The odds are high that many people among my readers will not know the Lewis chessmen by name. … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Christianity, History, International Relations | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Book Review: First We Have Coffee

First We Have Coffee, by Margaret Jensen As someone who specializes in reading memoirs of dysfunctional families and unpleasant childhoods [1], I am often struck by elements that make a book distinctive.  This book had a very distinctive set of … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Book Reviews, Christianity, History | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review: Look At Norway

Look At Norway, by Arne Damm and Carl Just As someone who likes to look at Norway every once in a while [1], I thought this book would make for a lovely read, and though this book was published shortly … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, History | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Book Review: Anglo-Saxon And Norse Poems

Anglo-Saxon And Norse Poems, by Nora K. Chadwick While I was looking up some information for a post [1], I came across this book, as it had a copy of some Anglo-Saxon and Norse poems, of which I am fond, … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, History, Military History | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Book Review: The Shetland Bus

The Shetland Bus, by David Howarth This book, which was written by the late English historian who was also profoundly involved in espionage efforts in occupied Norway during World War II, is obviously the work of someone of great skill … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, History, Military History | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments