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ONLINE: Book Talk with Arthur Herman
August 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Join Norway House for a book talk with the Arthur Herman via Zoom as he discusses his newly published book, The Viking Heart: How Scandinavians Conquered the World.
In The Viking Heart: How Scandinavians Conquered the World (publication date: August 3, 2021), New York Times best-selling historian and Pulitzer Prize finalist Arthur Herman delivers a sweeping epic of how the Vikings and their descendants have shaped history and America.
Scandinavia has always been a world apart. For millennia Norwegians, Danes, Finns, and Swedes lived a remote and rugged existence among the fjords and peaks of the land of the midnight sun. But when they finally left their homeland in search of opportunity, these wanderers—including the most famous, the Vikings—would reshape Europe and beyond. Their ingenuity, daring, resiliency, and loyalty to family and community would propel them to the gates of Rome, the steppes of Russia, the courts of Constantinople, and the castles of England and Ireland. But nowhere would they leave a deeper mark than across the Atlantic, where the Vikings’ legacy would become the American Dream.
In The Viking Heart, Arthur Herman melds a compelling historical narrative with cutting-edge archaeological discoveries and DNA research to trace the epic story of this remarkable and truly diverse people. He shows how the Scandinavian experience has universal meaning, and how we can still be inspired by their indomitable spirit and the strength of their community bonds, much needed in our deeply polarized society today. The Vikings’ lives “teach us a lesson of how shared culture and community—the foundation of the Viking heart—can empower us all in the midst of disruptive change and even chaos. Modern Scandinavians have retained those teachings . . . and forged a path that points the way forward for all of us, including in today’s America.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Arthur Herman is Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute and author of nine books, including the New York Times bestseller How the Scots Invented the Modern World and Gandhi and Churchill, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.