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Shipping and Culture

Engvig, Olaf T.

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ISBN 10: 0965545105 / ISBN 13: 9780965545105
Published by The Fish Club, 1996
New Condition: New Hardcover
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Title: Shipping and Culture

Publisher: The Fish Club

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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"Shipping and Culture" is a beautiful coffe-table book with numerous illustrations, many in color. The book highlights cultural activities of Scandinavians in Northern California in the Twentieth Century. It includes chapters on the Panama Pacific and Golden Gate international expositions of 1915 and 1939, the Olympic Games in Squaw Valley in 1960, the Windjammer, and Roald Amundsen's sailing vessel "The Gjoa". This book is "a must" for all Scandinavian-Americans. Excellent gift for family and friends in Scandinavia and the US.

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Olaf Engvig grew up in Norway, and holds a Ph.D. equivalent in Maritime History. He is also a former deep sea mariner and coastal skipper.He has worked as an editor and has written numerous books and articles on maritime history. Engvig has also been instrumental in saving and restoring historic ships and was in 1994 awarded the Gold Medal of Merit from King Harald V of Norway for his accomplishments.

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