Tag Archives: Sweden

Book Review: The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden

The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden, by Jonas Jonasson More than the other books by the author, this particular volume takes a long time to get to the point.  This is not necessarily a bad thing, as this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hitman Anders And The Meaning Of It All

Hitman Anders And The Meaning Of It All, by Jonas Jonasson Sometimes it does not take very long to figure out what an author is about, and such is the case here.  Having read the author’s first novel previously, I … Continue reading

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Book Review: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared, by Jonas Jonasson In many ways, this book can be compared to Forrest Gump, a book about a somewhat simple man who finds himself involved in some of the most … Continue reading

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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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Book Review: The Match King

The Match King:  Ivar Kreuger, The Financial Genius Behind A Century Of Wall Street Scandals, by Frank Partnoy In reading this book, one is put into the uncomfortable position of being a juror in an Ayn Rand play where a … 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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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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Non-Book Review: Environment, Society And The Black Death

Environment, Society And The Black Death:  An Interdisciplinary Approach To The Late-Medieval Crisis In Sweden, edited by Per Lagerås As someone who reviews fairly prolifically for De Re Militari, to the point where sometimes I have two or three reviews … Continue reading

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Book Review: What Has Sweden Done For The United States?

What Has Sweden Done For The United States?, by Lars P. Nelson At first glance, one might be tempted to think of a short answer to the titular question of this book and answer, “nothing,” but that would be rather … Continue reading

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