Norse Warfare: Unconventional Battle Strategies of the Ancient Viking

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In this thorough and evocative analysis, Martina Sprague tackles the myth of the Vikings, their unconventional battle tactics, cunning strategies, and bold use of any means at their disposal. From the innovative shipbuilding methods that produced flexible hulls and the ability to glide silently into shallow water, to Asatro, the polytheistic religion that honored the god of war, Sprague casts a fresh light and a scholarly eye on these fiercely independent people.

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Martina Sprague was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden and came to the United States as a student in 1980. She started in the martial arts in 1987 and has since then achieved black belts in Kenpo karate, kickboxing and street freestyle. She has strong interests in combat history, ranging from ancient to modern wars, and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Military History from Norwich University in Vermont. This is her seventh book on the martial arts.

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