The Vikings

The Vikings

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by Robert Wernick
     
 

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In the eighth century, The Vikings, the water-borne warriors of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, conquered much of the British Isles. They pillaged the coast of France, pushed inland to sack Paris, and seized Normandy. Sweeping south down the great rivers of central Europe, they overwhelmed the Slavs of Russia, captured Kiev, and clashed with the people of Constantinople,…  See more details below

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In the eighth century, The Vikings, the water-borne warriors of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, conquered much of the British Isles. They pillaged the coast of France, pushed inland to sack Paris, and seized Normandy. Sweeping south down the great rivers of central Europe, they overwhelmed the Slavs of Russia, captured Kiev, and clashed with the people of Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire.

In all this, the Vikings took untold treasures. But they weren't just barbarians, content to plunder and burn. They were builders of cities, founders of states, writers of poetry, and makers of laws. The Vikings also were bold and tenacious explorers who ventured across oceans to discover new territories - including the New World. Indeed, not since the golden age of the Roman Empire had any people so powerfully influenced the Western world. Here, from award-winning journalist Robert Wernick, is their dramatic story.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809427093
Publication date:
01/01/1979
Series:
The Seafarers Ser.
Pages:
176

Meet the Author

Salvador Dali once called him the stupidest man in the world; Cary Grant described him as the smartest. New York Times bestselling author Robert Wernick is certainly talented. He has penned more than a dozen books and has contributed to a host of magazines, ranging from Vanity Fair to Life. His topics are as varied as the birth of town planning in the Mesolithic Age to a soul-baring Ferris-wheel ride with Marilyn Monroe to a climb up Mount Sinai. He has made his home in Manhattan, Algiers, a ranch in the Nevada desert, San Francisco, the Basque coast, the Golden Isles of Georgia, and, most recently, the Fourteenth Arrondissement of Paris.

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The Vikings 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
scsctxJF More than 1 year ago
I CAN'T READ THIS BOOK,THE PRINT IS VERY SMALL AND IT WILL NOT ENLARGE ON MY NOOK! WENT TO THE B&N STORE,BUT THEY CAN'T HELP. WE NEED TO KNOW IF A E-BOOK WILL ENLARGE THE PRINT BEFORE WE BUY THE BOOK. NOW I NEVER KNOW IF I WILL BE ABLE THE READ THE E-BOOK AFTER I PAY FOR IT .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unfortunately the font size has been restricted in this Nook Book, so this means that I can't read it in the situation in which I was planning to read it. B&N should make it possible for people to know in advance that they won't be able to use this standard feature in a particular book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got hooked on the History Channel's series about the Vikings. This book is even more riveting. The Vikings were exceptional people, indeed. Highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I HAD NO TROUBLE ENLARGING THE TYPE. I don't know what the other reviewer is talking about. That said, this is a great book. I'm a fan of the TV series, and I learned a lot I didn't know. 
SlyBio More than 1 year ago
Love the book. Have learned SO much. Only thing lacking is some illustrative photographs.The linkage inbedded within the text is amazing and appreciated. Wish all the books I read had this feature!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Knew very little about Vikings but this was a B&N featured book and so bought it for future reading. Very surprised at how engaging it was - easy to understand, well written, nicely constructed. Really appreciated the links! Will buy another by this author and continue learning about not only Vikings but other history that he has researched and about which he has written.
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It was recommended to me by a man friend and think I really would enjoy a novel type more of the Vikings.