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My parents : memoirs of New World Icelanders

Author: Finnbogi Guðmundsson.; Birna Bjarnadóttir
Publisher: Winnipeg : University of Manitoba Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Mixed form : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"My Parents is a collection of memoirs written by second-generation Icelandic immigrants in North America, describing the lives of their parents. Originally collected in 1956 by Dr. Finnbogi Gudmundsson, these memoirs are translated here from Icelandic to English. They offer a rare first-hand look into the lives of New World immigrants of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Readers are invited  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
My parents.
Winnipeg : University of Manitoba Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)795651115
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Finnbogi Guðmundsson.; Birna Bjarnadóttir
ISBN: 9780887556999 088755699X
OCLC Number: 122280817
Notes: Translation of: Foreldrar mínir.
Description: xvi, 124 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Olafur G. Johnson & Sigprudur Gudbrandsdottir / Sigurlina Backman --
Stephan G. Stephansson & Helga Jonsdottir / Rosa Benediktsson --
Gunnar Bjornsson & Ingibjorg Agustina Jonsdottir / Valdimar Bjornsson --
Guttormur Porsteinsson & Birgitta Josepsdottir / Guttormur Guttormsson --
Jon Guttormsson & Palma Ketilsdottir / Guttormur J. Guttormsson --
Sigurbjorn Johannsson & Maria Jonsdottir / Jakobina Johnson --
Eyjolfur Jonsson & Sigurveig Sigurdardottir / Gudni Julius Oleson.
Responsibility: Birna Bjarnadottir, primary editor ; Finnbogi Gudmundsson, co-editor.

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A collection of essays written by second-generation Icelandic immigrants in North America, describing the lives of their parents. Originally collected in 1956 by Dr. Finnbogi Gumundsson, seven of the  Read more...

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