The Rise of Jonas Olsen: A Norwegian Immigrant's Saga

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The road to riches for the hero of this sweeping historical novel ends up being rockier than he initially expects. Norwegian immigrant Jonas Olsen arrives in late nineteenth-century Minneapolis with little money and less English. He quickly learns to reinvent himself--from laboring in sewer construction to building a successful dry goods business, from losing everything in a banking collapse to settling the Red River Valley. While an eminently likable character, Jonas can also be ruthless in his ambition to find success in ...

The Rise of Jonas Olsen: A Norwegian Immigrant's Saga 2005, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816647507

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