Step inside Sweden, land of contradictions. Discover the secrets of one of the world's most equitable economies. Meet King Carl XVI Gustaf, Sweden's head of state. Meet the rugged Nordic race who inhabit this land of ice, snow, and midnight sun. Let Sweden's starkly beautiful lake and forest landscapes fill you with serenity.
Of all the peoples who fought for supremacy on the vast eastern European plain, the Slavs have proved the most enduring. They spread out from homelands beyond the Carpathian Mountains, settling territory south into the Balkans and as far west as the Elbe River. Equally impressive is their spiritual journey which began with the worship of ancient pagan gods and matured with the dawn of the Christian age. Tales from this volume include the vampire whose...