The Viking Heart by Arthur Herman audiobook

The Viking Heart: How Scandinavians Conquered the World

By Arthur Herman
Read by Kiff VandenHeuvel

HarperAudio, HarperAudio 9781328595904

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780358536840

  • ISBN: 9781799968580

  • ISBN: 9781799968597

Runtime: 18.82 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

From a New York Times bestselling historian and Pulitzer Prize finalist comes 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 and DNA research to trace the epic story of this remarkable and diverse people. He shows how the Scandinavian experience has universal meaning, and how we can still be inspired by their indomitable spirit.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Readers should give thanks to historians like Mr. Herman, for whom there’s nothing more important than to tell a good story that ranges over many centuries and to tell it in vigorous prose.” Wall Street Journal
“Provides a framework for recognizing the importance of the past in shaping our present and future." BookPage
“A fine history of a people who deserve more attention.” Kirkus Reviews
“Heroic battles, sea adventures, empires rising and falling, voyages of discovery, and archaeological detective work—The Viking Heart shines brilliantly with them all.” Neal Bascomb, New York Times bestselling author
“A story of joy and suffering I embrace as my own, and it never has been better told.” Allen Carl Guelzo, author of Robert E. Lee: A Life

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Author

Author Bio: Arthur Herman

Author Bio: Arthur Herman

Arthur Herman is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and the author of nine books, including How the Scots Invented the Modern World and Gandhi and Churchill, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 18.82
Audience: Adult
Language: English