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Culture Smart! Sweden
This concise no-nonsense guide to local customs, etiquette and culture includes a short overview of the land and people along with practical travel advice.
The Messiah of Stockholm, A Novel
Set in the dark of Stockholm's winter, this atmospheric short novel follows the peregrinations of Lars Andemeing -- and his search for his father Bruno Schulz.
Stockholm: 60 Creatives Show You the Best of the City
A hip, colorful pocket guide with an emphasis on the artistic, drawing recommendations from 60 local creatives. Contains helpful travel advice, detailed neighborhood maps and a dust jacket that unfolds into an illustrated map.
Eyewitness Guide Sweden
A handsomely illustrated guide to the country with color photos, recommended attractions, history and background information.
The Almost Nearly Perfect People, Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia
Guardian journalist Booth writes with laugh-out-loud humor and brutal candor about the Scandinavians, mixing history and his own experiences in Nordic regions in this searing cultural portrait.
Christina, Queen Of Sweden, The Restless Life Of A European Eccentric
A biography of the notoriously moody and flighty Queen of Sweden, Christina, who abdicated the throne, converted to Roman Catholicism and lived out the rest of her life immersed in the theater world of Rome.
A History of Scandinavia: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland
The story of Scandinavia from prehistory to the present with chapters on the Viking and Lutheran kingdoms, medieval times, monarchies, the World Wars and modern period, emphasizing the common cultural, political and social backgrounds.
Letters on Sweden, Norway, and Denmark
Groundbreaking feminist Wollstonecraft records her observations of a late 18th-century journey through Scandinavia in this small masterpiece, rich in detail of people and place.
Stockholm, City of My Dreams
Young Henning Nilsson arrives in Stockholm on the eve of the Industrial Revolution, eager for success, love and a fully experienced life in this Swedish classic of historical realist fiction, happily now available in an English translation.
Stockholm, A Cultural History
A literary, cultural guide to the art, architecture, traditions and history of Stockholm.
111 Places in Stockholm That You Shouldn't Miss
This "111 Places" guide to Stockholm profiles so many strange and original places that it will surprise even loyal residents. Each hidden gem reveals the history and unique flavor of the Swedish city.
The Swedish Table
Light and sophisticated, this collection of recipes from Swedish-born Henderson offers a healthier take on traditional Swedish cooking that is easily replicated in the American kitchen.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Larsson combines murder mystery, family saga, love story and financial intrigue into a complex and atmospheric novel set in Stockholm and the snowy landscapes of northern Sweden.
The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life
An emigrant to America from Finland, Anu Partanen compares and contrasts America with Scandinavia, debunking myths about socialism as she compellingly argues that the US would benefit from the Nordic approach.
Scandinavians, In Search of the Soul of the North
Wielding a mastery of Scandinavian history, broadcaster Robert Ferguson shows readers its slow sea-change from the Vendel and Viking Eras to the temperate, modern societies of today. He dissects two millennia with aplomb.
Smile of a Midsummer Night, A Picture of Sweden
Though it is a modest hardcover book, this work by one of Sweden’s preeminent writers is filled with surprising depth. Gustafsson and his companion, teacher Agneta Blomqvist, explore their Swedish homeland from south to north (Skane to Norrland) in their enticingly short work of great clarity.
A family saga spanning a swiftly changing century of Swedish history. Fredriksson reveals the female experience in 19th and 20th century Scandinavia.
This installment in the "Noir" series renders Stockholm, the chilled capital of Sweden, through the eyes of contemporary Swedish crime writers. Each of the dark, diverse and dramatic stories is set in a distinct neighborhood.
Set in contemporary Stockholm, this tautly constructed tale marks the U.S. debut of Karin Alvtegen -- Sweden's Queen of Crime. Intricately plotted and emotionally complex.
DK Eyewitness Top Ten Stockholm
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions.
Fishing in Utopia, Sweden and the Future That Disappeared
A eulogy to a lost way of life, memoir and travelogue, Brown's poignant account of his time in Sweden in the 1970s and many travels since (he was married to a Swedish woman) also traces changes in culture and society.
Insight Flexi Map Stockholm
An accordion-folded map of Stockholm, laminated for protection from weather and wear. It features a clear map of the downtown area, plus an index, recommended sights and some traveler's information. Scaled at: 1:12,500.