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The Vikings: Pioneers in the Land of Ice
     

The Vikings: Pioneers in the Land of Ice

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by Robert Wernick
 
The Vikings sailed to Iceland not as raiders but as settlers. They sought farmland and goods with which to trade. For the land-hungry Norwegians, the call of the new country, where vast stretches of real estate were open for the taking, must have seemed every bit as alluring as any treasure. As added inducement to emigration, Norway's King Harald Fairhair was

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The Vikings sailed to Iceland not as raiders but as settlers. They sought farmland and goods with which to trade. For the land-hungry Norwegians, the call of the new country, where vast stretches of real estate were open for the taking, must have seemed every bit as alluring as any treasure. As added inducement to emigration, Norway's King Harald Fairhair was consolidating his power with a strong hand, and, in the words of an Icelandic saga, "He made everyone do one thing or the other: become retainers or quit the country." Here, in this short-form book, is the dramatic story of how the Vikings came to dominate and populate Iceland.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016702216
Publisher:
New Word City, Inc.
Publication date:
02/24/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,000,571
File size:
849 KB

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 Life to 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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