THE 12TH MAN

Authors:  Astrid Karlsen Scott and Dr. Tore Haug

 Though he began his war experience as so many others, Jan Baalsrud did prove himself extraordinary in the face of adversity and became a true hero in Norway.  Once he found himself the only survivor of his sabotage mission, Baalsrud set out on a journey that only few could endure.  Relentless in the face of every challenge, Baalsrud climbed snow-covered mountains and swam icy fjords, enduring snow blindness and gangrene, never giving up on himself or his determination to help liberate his beloved Norway from the clutches of Germany.

CHILDREN OF ASH AND ELM

A History of the Vikings

AUTHOR:  Neil Price

 Based on the latest archaeological and textual evidence; Children of Ash and Elm tells the story of the vikings on their own terms: their politics, their cosmology and religion, their material world.  Known today for a stereotype of maritime violence, the Vikings exported new ideas, technologies, beliefs, and practices to the lands they discovered and the peoples they encountered, and in the process were themselves changed.  From Eirik Bloodaxe, who fought his way to a kingdom to Gudrid Thorbjarnardóttir, the most travelled woman in the world, Children of Ash and Elm is the definitive history of the Vikings and their time.

FROM FJORDS TO FRONTIERS

 A History of the Norwegians in Canada

Author:  Gulbrand Loken

 This is the story of people who sought to escape poverty in Norway by seeking better opportunities in the New World.  In the nineteenth century, the United States received nearly all the immigrants from Norway.  However, as the frontier receded in the United States, Canada eventually became “the land of another chance”.  Under the progressive policies of Sir Wilfred Laurier and his aggressive Minister of the Interior, Clifford Sifton, Norwegians were attracted to Canada.

The first to come were largely an overflow from the United States, people with some resources already schooled in “sod-busting” and other related frontier skills.  After 1900 many others came to Canada directly from Norway with both groups settling mainly in the West.

 VIKINGS

Author: Howard La Fay

National Geographic Society

“From the fury of the Northmen deliver us, O Lord!”  Thus western Christians prayed during more than 250 years of Viking terror.  The long night of violence began late in the eighth century, when Scandinavians fell upon the holy English Isle of Lindisfarne, where they pillaged its church and “poured out the blood of saints around the alter.

THE HISTORY OF NORWAY

Authors:  Ovine Stenersen and Ivar Libæ

This book is written for all those who want to know more about the country’s history.  A lavishly illustrated, single volume work that gives a comprehensive picture of cultural and social development in Norway – from the time man first began to affect the country almost 12,00 years ago right up to the present.  The juxtaposition of text, maps, illustrations and captions provides the reader with variety insight and the opportunity to delve into things more deeply.

VIKINGS – RAIDERS FROM THE NORTH

Time Life Books Lost Civilizations

Under a glowering sky, sunlight reflects off the Nord Fjord, one of the major fjords cutting deep into Norway’s rocky western coast.  From sheltered spots like this Viking raiders and merchants sailed forth into world — “the blue water, smitten by many oars, foaming far and wide, “ as one 11th century author put it – and altered the course of European history.

NORWAY – PICTURES & FACTS

Printed in Norway in 1968

Norway is in many ways a geographical anomaly:  how, one might ask, can 3.7 million people live so near the North Pole, and, what is still more remarkable, enjoy such a high standard of living in a country which at first sight, as observed, for instance, from the seat of an airline appears to be a vast wilderness scarred with mountain and fjord?

FACTS ABOUT NORWAY

 11th Edition

Printed 1970

 14th Edition

Printed 1973

YES, WE LOVE THIS LAND

Author:  Astrid Karlsen Scott

Commemorating Norway’s 100th Anniversary 

STAVANGER ROGALAND

A book of beautiful photographs of Stavanger. 

EKTE NORSK JUL

TRADITIONAL NORWEGIAN CHRISTMAS FOODS

Author:  Astrid Karlsen Scott

 With this book you can now enjoy the Norwegian Christmas Food customs celebrated in the Kingdom of Norway.  Included are recipes for various meat dishes, fish, sandwich spreads, beverages, breads, cookies, cakes, lefser, desserts and candies.  All recipes are authentic, time proven, and cherished by the Norwegians.   Since early times Norwegians have been diligent in the preparations of foods and drinks for the Christmas Celebration.

BERGSTADEN RØROS NORWAY

Author:  Harald Kallestad

There is great interest in the mining town of Røros, its unique environment and history – even abroad.  Tourists come to Røros from all parts of the world, – artists find inspiration and rest in these tranquil regions.  Through the epic writing of Johan Falkberget, the town of Røros has become well known to thousands of people from all walks of life.

NORWEGIAN BUNADS

English edition by Bent Vanbert

Norwegian text by Kjersti Skavhaug

 The word bunad simply means clothes.  But in everyday Norwegian language a bunad is a festive costume tied to a specific area and with ancient traditions behind it.

IN MY FATHER’S FOOTSTEPS – 75 YEARS LATER

Author:  Harald Skretting

The first Norwegians to receive land grants in the newly opened province of Alberta were Hans Skretting from Skretting in Varhaug and Enevald Herredsvela from Herredsvela in Ogna in the year 1905.  After a visit home to Norway in 1911, Hans Skretting along with his wife Inger took with them 28 emigrants from Varhaug and Vigrestad back to Canada and many followed later.  This wave of emigration from Varhaug to Canada was the largest contribution from Hå Community in American immigration history.

 

NORGE

Author:  Normanns Kunstrforlag

Norway constitutes the northwestern flank of the Scandinavian peninsula; in the east it is bordered by Sweden, Finland, and the Soviet Union. 

From the coast in the west deep fjords cleave their way inland, while the hinterland is broken up by U-shaped valleys gouged out by glaciers thousands of years ago.

OLE & LENA JOKES

Author:  Rod Stangland

Enjoy some laughs with Ole & Lena.

SYNNØVE SOLBAKKEN

Author:  Bjornstjerne Bjornson

This book is written in Norwegian.

BIBELEN MED FORKLARINGER

NORWEGIAN BIBLE

1915-16

This Bible is written in Norwegian.

TROLLHAUGEN SAGA

A Millennium  Project

Author:  Astrid Lavrense Hope

1973 – 1999

TROLLAUGEN SAGA CONTINUES

Author:  Astrid Lavrense Hope

2000 – 2006

TROLLHAUGEN TROVE

of Skits, Poems and Information

Author:  Beatrice Daily User