The Vikings / Ben Thompson ; Illustrations by C.M. Butzer.
- ISBN: 9780316320566
- ISBN: 0316320560
- ISBN: 9780316320573
- ISBN: 0316320579
- Physical Description: 289 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
- Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-284) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
The Viking warrior -- Norse mythology -- Turgeis the Devil -- The voyage of Hasting -- Kievan Rus -- The Vikings at home -- The great heathen army -- Britain fights back -- Harald Fairhair -- Gunnhild, mother of kings -- The siege of Paris -- Hrolf the Walker -- Egil Skallagrimsson -- Saint Olga of Kiev -- Erik the Red -- The Varangian Guard -- Christianity comes to Heathendom -- The Vikings discover America -- The decline and fall of Ethelred the Unready -- The Norman Conquest.
From battle-axe-wielding tribes plundering the greatest cities of Europe to powerful kings and queens ruling their dominions with iron fists, the Vikings were some of the most feared and fearless figures in European history. Find the bravest heroes, the most menacing villains, and unbelievably awesome facts and myths inside this action-packed overview.
|Study Program Information Note:||
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.8 9 175653.
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|Subject:||Vikings > Juvenile literature.
Civilization, Viking > Juvenile literature.
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Ben Thompson is the author of Guts & Glory: The American Civil War , Guts & Glory: The Vikings , Guts & Glory: World War II , and Guts & Glory: The American Revolution . For more than ten years, he has been producing humorous, history-related material, including articles for publications such as Military Times and for organizations like the American Mustache Institute. Ben is named after Benjamin Franklin, but this hasn't bestowed him with any supernatural knowledge of the American Revolution. He had to research it the old-fashioned way. He invites you to visit his website at gutsandgloryhistory.com.