Asgeir of Iceland. by Howard Liss

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Published by J. Messner in New York .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Iceland

Subjects:

  • Children -- Iceland -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Iceland -- Social life and customs.

About the Edition

Describes the home, school, friends, family, and activities of a fourteen-year-old boy living on a farm in north-central Iceland.

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementText by Howard Liss. Photos. by Ingeborg Lippmann.
ContributionsLippmann, Ingeborg, illus.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDL326 .L58
The Physical Object
Pagination64 p.
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5077200M
ISBN 100671322966
LC Control Number74123560
OCLC/WorldCa101635

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Asgeir does an incredible job of connecting the dots between the rivalries and interesting characters of Europe and the resulting fall out. I am not much of a financial wizard so much of this book is lost on me. Apparently Iceland got drunk on absorbing bad loans from other countries, especially the US and then suffered the consequences /5.

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ExperienceTitle: Governor at Central Bank of Iceland. Inwith the help of Iceland-based American singer/songwriter John Grant, who helped to translate the lyrics, Asgeir released an English version of Dýrð í Dauðaþögn (In the Silence) on the One Little Indian label.

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Career. Currently, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Iceland and an economic adviser at Virðing. During the s Ásgeir was the Chief economist for Kaupthing Bank and head of its analytic department. After the Icelandic banking collapse he wrote a book on the crisis.

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If you google "Icelandic musicians," his picture appears third from the right – right next to Björk and Of Monsters and Men. Born on July 1, in Akureyri, Ásgeir Trausti Einarsson aspired to a career in javelin-throwing or music.

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