Meet The Vikings

Author: Mike Kennedy
Publisher: Norwood House Press
ISBN: 1599533987
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Meet The Vikings from the Author: Mike Kennedy. "An introductory look at the Minnesota Vikings football team. Includes a brief history, facts, photos, records, glossary, and fun activities"--Provided by publisher.


Author: Neil Oliver
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0297867881
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Vikings from the Author: Neil Oliver. The Vikings famously took no prisoners, relished cruel retribution, and prided themselves on their blood-thirsty skills as warriors. But their prowess in battle is only a small part of their story, which stretches from their Scandinavian origins to America in the west and as far as Baghdad in the east. As the Vikings did not write their history, we have to discover it for ourselves, and that discovery, as Neil Oliver reveals, tells an extraordinary story of a people who, from the brink of destruction, reached a quarter of the way around the globe and built an empire that lasted nearly 200 years. Drawing on the latest discoveries that have only recently come to light, Neil Oliver goes on the trail of the real Vikings. Where did they emerge from? How did they really live? And just what drove them to embark on such extraordinary voyages of discovery over 1000 years ago? VIKINGS will explore many of these questions for the first time in an epic story of one of the world's great empires of conquest.

A History Of The Vikings

Author: T. D. Kendrick
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486433967
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A History Of The Vikings from the Author: T. D. Kendrick. Enthralling, well-documented, and vivid account by a leading authority on the subject chronicles the activities of those bold sea raiders of the North who terrorized Europe from the 8th to the 11th centuries. Abundantly illustrated, the volume will be invaluable to scholars and students of Nordic history. 12 plates and 40 black-and-white illustrations.

Minnesota Vikings Abc

Author: Brad M. Epstein
Publisher: ABC Book
ISBN: 9781607301677
Size: 11.59 MB
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Minnesota Vikings Abc from the Author: Brad M. Epstein. Learn the alphabet while learning about the Minnesota Vikings football team.

The Oxford Illustrated History Of The Vikings

Author: Peter Sawyer
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780192854346
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The Oxford Illustrated History Of The Vikings from the Author: Peter Sawyer. Covers the different geographical areas of the Viking world, and traces the Viking story from the first raids on isolated coastal communities toward the end of the eighth century to the establishing of permanent settlements

Vikings To U Boats

Author: Gerhard Bassler
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773577092
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Vikings To U Boats from the Author: Gerhard Bassler. The first German arrived in Newfoundland with Leif Eirikson's Viking expedition. By 1914 St. John's was home to a vibrant German community while a Moravian enclave thrived in Labrador. Contemporary Newfoundland, however, remembers its German heritage largely in terms of U-Boat captains and local spies. Gerhard Bassler reveals what was lost when almost all earlier memories of Germans in Newfoundland and Labrador vanished.

The Viking

Author: Alan Baker
Publisher: Wiley
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The Viking from the Author: Alan Baker. "Oh, Lord, save us from the rage of the Nordic people." -Ninth-century French prayer One moment they were a mere speck on the sea; the next, a murderous force slashing its way into unprotected monasteries and villages; routing proud armies; and pillaging villages and kidnapping innocents. For three centuries, the Vikings rained terror on Europe. As fearsome as these warriors were, however, there was far more to Viking life and culture than battle. The Viking takes you on a fantastic voyage into history, where you'll meet legendary Viking warriors, explorers, kings, and poets. It chronicles the repeated Norse invasions of the British Isles and the European mainland, from the destruction of the Anglo-Celtic monastery at Lindisfarne through the founding of Normandy and the battles of Hastings and Stamford Bridge. This enlightening book also examines Viking culture, religion, and explorations, including: * Norse gods, mythology, and belief in an afterlife * Day-to-day life in Viking settlements * Discovery and settlement of Iceland and Greenland * Leif Eiriksson's voyage to the new world * A Viking battle with native Americans * Swedish exploits in the Volga and the founding of Russia

Tailgate To Heaven

Author: Adam Goldstein
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 159797692X
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Tailgate To Heaven from the Author: Adam Goldstein. Despite a global recession, Englishman Adam Goldstein felt 2008 was the perfect time to invest in his lifelong passion. So he sold his flat and left his job and girlfriend in London for American football. Goldstein’s goal was to achieve what no other fan of American football has accomplished: to attend one live National Football League (NFL) game at every NFL stadium during the regular season, plus those played in London and Canada. He traveled over 65,000 miles to watch forty football games in eighteen weeks and to experience and understand the phenomenal appeal of that classic American pastime, the tailgate party. He drove from stadium to stadium, tailgate to tailgate, sometimes eight hundred miles a day, digesting everything that American football could serve up. He met players and extreme fans alike and was party to surreal pregame rituals while absorbing the rich cultural differences of each part of the country. During his football odyssey—a grueling yet rewarding quest—he compared sports traditions and fandom in the United Kingdom and the United States. In the process of football self-discovery, Goldstein often found himself embraced by NFL fans across the continent, as if he had the key that unlocked the very meaning of life. Tailgate to Heaven is a humorous, moving, and inspiring story about how nothing closes a culture gap like love of a sport—and the camaraderie that comes with it.

The World Of Vikings

Author: Justin Pollard
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452153000
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The World Of Vikings from the Author: Justin Pollard. MGM's hit show Vikings on the History Channel has drawn millions of viewers into the fascinating and bloody world of legendary Norse hero Ragnar Lothbrok, who led Viking warriors to the British Isles and France. Covering the first three seasons of the series, this official companion book delves into the real history as well as the behind-the-scenes stories. Viking historian Justin Pollard explains shipbuilding and navigation, Norse culture and religion, and the first encounters between Viking warriors and the kings of England and France. Interviews with cast and crew reveal the process of dramatizing this gripping story, from reviving the Old Norse language to choreographing battle scenes and building ancient temples for human sacrifice. This spectacular ebook is a must for fans of the show and history buffs alike.

Voyage With The Vikings

Author: Paul McCusker
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781604828559
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Voyage With The Vikings from the Author: Paul McCusker. Beth and her cousin Patrick travel in Mr. Whittaker's invention, the Imagination station, to 1000 A.D. Greenland, where they meet Erik the Red and Leif Eriksson and witness the spread of Christianity in that country.