Vikings on a Prairie Ocean: The Saga of a Lake, a People, a Family and a Man by Glenn SigurdsonVikings on a Prairie Ocean: The Saga of a Lake, a People, a Family and a Man by Glenn Sigurdson

Vikings on a Prairie Ocean: The Saga of a Lake, a People, a Family and a Man

byGlenn Sigurdson

Paperback | May 15, 2014

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SELECTION ? 2014 Best Of The Bunch, Winnipeg Free PressWell-known mediator and lawyer, Glenn Sigurdson blends personal memoir, family history and Icelandic lore in a unique and wide-ranging autobiography. Vikings on a Prairie Ocean brings to life the people and places of Lake Winnipeg since the arrival of the Icelandicsettlers to its shores in 1875 through the engaging lens of a family legacy of fishing on those waters. The perils of summer and winter fishing on an unpredictable and unforgiving lake are interwoven with accounts of Aboriginal partnerships, colourful characters, and a proud, resilient family.
A native of Riverton, Manitoba, Glenn Sigurdson's background includes experience as a mediator, lawyer, facilitator and negotiator. He is an adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University and is the co-author of Building Consensus for a Sustainable Future: Putting Principles into Practice. He llives in British Columbia.
Title:Vikings on a Prairie Ocean: The Saga of a Lake, a People, a Family and a ManFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.99 × 6.02 × 0.75 inPublished:May 15, 2014Publisher:Great Plains PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1926531930

ISBN - 13:9781926531939

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"With Vikings on a Prairie Ocean Glenn Sigurdson has written a book that will be read not just for pleasure for it is filled with interesting facts, anecdotes and people but it will be necessary reading for anyone who wants to understand early Icelandic immigration to Canada and the rise of the fishing industry on Lake Winnipeg."?W.D. Valgardson"Vikings on a Prairie Ocean is an important book rich in local content, and is eminently readable." ? Winnipeg Free Press "powerful and profound ... This is a book that should rightly be in the library of every Icelander"? Logberg-Heimskringla