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Frommer's Stockholm Day by Day
A compact shirt pocket guide, ideal for a short visit, featuring remarkably good suggestions for everything from food, hotels and neighborhoods to shopping. With a separate foldout map.
A convenient, detailed map of Stockholm and surroundings at a scale of 1:12,000.
Eyewitness Guide Stockholm
This superb, fully illustrated guide to Stockholm and surrounding islands features dozens of local maps and site diagrams.
A History of Scandinavia: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland
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.
Set in contemporary Stockholm, this tautly constructed tale marks the U.S. debut of Karin Alvtegen -- Sweden's Queen of Crime. Intricately poltted and emotionally complex.
Lonely Planet Stockholm Encounter
This lively shirt pocket guide to the city, jammed with personal recommendations and photographs, also includes a pull-out map.
The Saga of the Volsungs
Full of traditional Norse lore, including runic knowledge, jealous princes, betrayals, unrequited love, the vengeance of a Barbarian queen, the greed of Attila the Hun and the mythic deeds of a dragon-slayer, these tales are essential reading for anyone wishing to understand Viking society.
Stockholm, A Cultural History
A literary, cultural guide to the art, architecture, traditions and history of Stockholm.
A colorful map of Sweden at a scale of 1:600,000.
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.
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.
This well-written look at Norse civilization goes beyond the limited view of the ruthless Viking invaders, creating a full picture of the vibrant, artistic, agricultural and ex-ploratory culture
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.
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.
Eyewitness Guide Sweden
A handsomely illustrated guide to the country with color photos, recommended attractions, history and background information.
The Vikings, Lords of the Seas
An indispensable reference that fits in your pocket, this slim volume is packed with maps, archival photographs and illustrations. It tells of the Norse homeland, discoveries and settlements, and features a useful chronology and excerpts from the Viking Sagas. Part of the "Discoveries" series.
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 detali of people and place.