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Bok Klubb: How Iceland Changed the World

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Feb 10, 3:00 PM

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About the Event

This month we will be discussing How Iceland Changed the World: The Big History of a Small Island, by Egill Bjarnason. This is the untold story of how one tiny island in the middle of the Atlantic has shaped the world for centuries.  The  history of Iceland began 1,200 years ago, when a frustrated Viking  captain and his useless navigator ran aground in the middle of the North  Atlantic. Suddenly, the island was no longer just a layover for the  Arctic tern. Instead, it became a nation whose diplomats and musicians,  sailors and soldiers, volcanoes and flowers, quietly altered the globe  forever. How Iceland Changed the World takes readers on a tour of  history, showing them how Iceland played a pivotal role in events as  diverse as the French Revolution, the Moon Landing, and the foundation  of Israel. Again and again, one humble nation found itself at the  frontline of historic events, shaping the world as we know it, How Iceland Changed the World paints a lively picture of just how it all happened. - From:  goodreads