TUE—September 14—7 PM ET, free



MoreLectures + Literary

This September, join us for a virtual book talk on The Viking Heart: How Scandinavians Conquered the World with Arthur Herman, out on August 3 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

For millennia Norwegians, Danes, Finns, and Swedes lived a remote and rugged existence among the fjords and peaks of the land of the midnight sun. But when they finally left their homeland in search of opportunity, these wanderers — including the most famous, the Vikings — would reshape Europe and beyond.

In The Viking HeartNew York Times historian and Pulitzer Prize finalist Arthur Herman melds a compelling historical narrative with cutting-edge archaeological discoveries and DNA research to trace the epic story of this remarkable and truly diverse people. He shows how the Scandinavian experience has universal meaning, and how we can still be inspired by their indomitable spirit and the strength of their community bonds, much needed in our deeply polarized society today.

In this book talk, Herman will discuss the research and writing of this novel, followed by an audience Q&A.

This event will take place as a Zoom webinar; please ask questions in the chat or send them in advance to  info@amscan.org. Registration is required; please sign up at the link above.

“A fine history of a people who deserve more attention…Herman makes a convincing case that the peoples of Scandinavia have contributed more to today’s world than they are given credit for.”—Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Arthur Herman is Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute and author of nine books, including the New York Times bestseller How the Scots Invented the Modern World and Gandhi and Churchill.

His novel Gandhi and Churchill was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He lives in Washington, DC.