Norwegian Pioneers

Norwegian Pioneers in the Seven Regions of the World

Written by Torbjørn Greipsland and published by Emigrantforlaget.

This book is about Norwegian men and women, churches and congregations in Aitutaki, Antarctica, Australia, Brasil, Denmark, Greenland, Hawaii, Israel, Natal, New Zealand, Russia, Spain, Sweden, South-Korea, Ukraine and USA.

Text is in both English and Norwegian. Purchase as iBook here, only US$9.99

“Very interesting stories”

Nearly everyone in Norway has either close or distant relatives who have emigrated to foreign countries. Many of us like to read about these emigrants. This book gives you some very interesting and exciting stories about Norwegian men and women in 15 countries around the world. Perhaps you will find your own relatives? This book is well worth reading.

Valgerd Svarstad Haugland
Member of the Norwegian Parliament (Stortinget) 1993-2005. Party
leader The Norwegian Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)
1995-2004. Minister in the Norwegian Government 1997-2000
and 2001-2005. Executive director of churches in Oslo.

“Obligatory reading”

In the Norwegian State Department magazine, UD-posten nr 4 – 2010, Einar Tallaksen writes a review of the book “Norske pionerer i sju verdensdeler. Norwegian Pioneers” and calls it a “thorough work.”

Minister of the Environment and International Development Erik Solheim has launched a project named “Religion and Development” with the goal of “learning more about the role of religion in Norway’s cooperation with poor countries.” With this in mind, Tallaksen concludes that parts of this book should be considered as “obligatory reading.” (Translated from Norwegian)

“Another success”

“Torbjørn Greipsland scores another success that reveres the Norwegian pioneer spirit”.

-Leslee Lane Hoyum in Norwegian American Weekly

“Fascinating Study”

”Fascinating study” writes Jeff Sauve, NAHA archivist, in the bulletin published by Norwegian American Historical Association, volume 139.

The bulletin reprints a couple of pages from the article “Heard the Gospel in the Death Camp at Andersonville”, and article the archivist considers particularly interesting with the coming 150th anniversary of the commencement of the Civil War in April 2011.

“Very impressed, fascinating stories”

Former president Telelaget in USA, Elaine Nordlie: ”very interesting reading! I am very impressed with the book….I am learning so much and enjoying the fascinating stories. Most of the information is all new for me.”

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Norwegian Pioneers in the Seven Regions of the World is now available to purchase as an iBook for only US$9.99