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|Title||:||A history of the Swedish people|
|Publisher||:||Pantheon 1st edition 1972|
|Number of Pages||:||210 pages|
|File Size||:||863 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
A history of the Swedish people Reviews
I had been looking for some history of Sweden and had read other books by Vilhelm Moberg so I knew they would be good!
In every country, you've got the official history, full of glorious deeds and virtuous causes, peopled by heroes and Big Men, once in a while an Astonishing Woman. Most nations base their national image on such a history. Back before World War II, that sort of history was standard, taught in all the schools to generations of bored kids. The by-product usually turned out to be rampant chauvinism. Since then, at least in the USA and Australia, school history has been toned down somewhat. Still, though, we can find an extreme reluctance to call things by their proper names. I'm totally unfamiliar with the history books of other countries, but most academic histories are either scholarly tomes which deal with details, or sweeping panoramas describing complicated processes over centuries. I happen to like both types. But it is rare to find a book like Moberg's A HISTORY OF THE SWEDISH PEOPLE, written by a man who perhaps was better known for his novels.