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On the Viking trail [electronic resource] : travels in Scandinavian America / by Don Lago.

Author/Creator:
Lago, Don, 1956-
Publication:
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, c2004.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (289 p.)
Subjects:
Swedish Americans.
Swedish Americans -- Biography.
Lago, Don, 1956 -- -Travel.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
When his father developed Alzheimer's disease, Don Lago realized that the stories and traditions of his Swedish ancestors would be lost along with the rest of his father's memories. Haunted by this inevitable tragedy, Lago set out to fight back against forgetting by researching and reclaiming his long-lost Scandinavian roots.
Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgments; 1. The Swedish Prayer; 2. Nightingale Echoes; 3. Tippecanoe and the Titanic Too; 4. Down the Mythissippi River and the Saga Fe Trail; 5. Leaving Gothenburg; 6. Listening Point; 7. To See the Earth as It Truly Is; 8. The Unforgotten Spirit; 9. Adventures in Legoland; 10. With Liberty and Justice for All; 11. Vikings on a Sea of Sand; 12. It's Been a Quiet 150 Years in Bishop Hill; 13. Melting Pot Stew, with Raisins; 14. More Swedish Than Sweden; 15. By the Shores of Gitche Gumee; 16. Home Run; Notes; Further Reading; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-268) and index.
ISBN:
1-58729-483-4
OCLC:
66385268
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