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Scandinavians Never Repeat Gossip...So Listen Carefully
     

Scandinavians Never Repeat Gossip...So Listen Carefully

by Art Lee
 

Scandinavians would never repeat gossip, but they wouldn't hesitate to pass down a story or two. Ever the Scandinavian, Art Lee is back with his best collection of hometown tales, jokes and folk wisdom yet. Art's witty observations about this unique culture will have you laughing out loud and begging for more!

Overview

Scandinavians would never repeat gossip, but they wouldn't hesitate to pass down a story or two. Ever the Scandinavian, Art Lee is back with his best collection of hometown tales, jokes and folk wisdom yet. Art's witty observations about this unique culture will have you laughing out loud and begging for more!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591930853
Publisher:
Adventure Publications, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/28/2008
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Art Lee’s interest in things Scandinavian came understandably and naturally, having been born and raised in the Norwegian-American town of Scandinavia, Wisconsin. Three of his four grandparents were emigrants from Norway. Later in life, Art visited Norway and “saw where it all started” when he visited the exact place—the house, outbuildings, and tiny farm— which his emigrant grandfather left to reach his Vesterheim (Western home) in the U.S. He recommends such a trip to all Americans interested in their heritage, as this helped him come full circle with that fuzzy notion called “American-Norwegianess,” if there is such a word. So why does the author write about things Scandinavian in general and Norwegians in particular? Because his college freshman English teacher told him to write about things one knows, and so he writes about plain, small-town folks as they relate to each other, their heritage, and their community. A retired history professor, Lee believes that history is too often thought of as a dry subject that’s always about Presidents or Politicians or Wars or Tariffs with too many dates to memorize. Not so, says Lee; “History is about people.” And while the Big Histories concern themselves with the changing patterns in civilizations, it is the Little Histories that affect and interest most people. Relationships: That’s Real History.

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