Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Neil Oliver Vikings Book Perth 20th November

Neil Oliver Vikings Book Perth 20th November
Holiday Apartment Perth photo of Neil Oliver as he is interviewed by Perthshire on Line about his new book called Vikings at Perth Waterstones Bookshop.
Neil Oliver, historian and broacaster is best known as the charismatic presenter of the award-winning documentary series COAST.
Buy Vikings at the Perth on line Bookstore




New Book Description

The Vikings famously took no prisoners, relished cruel retribution, and prided themselves on their bloody-thirsty skills as warriors. But their prowess in battle is only a small part of their story, which stretches from their Scandinavian origins to America in the west and as far as Baghdad in the east. As the Vikings did not write their history, we have to discover it for ourselves, and that discovery, as Neil Oliver reveals, tells an extraordinary story of a people who, from the brink of destruction, reached a quarter of the way around the globe and built an empire that lasted nearly two hundred years. Drawing on the latest discoveries that have only recently come to light, Neil Oliver goes on the trail of the real Vikings. Where did they emerge from? How did they really live? And just what drove them to embark on such extraordinary voyages of discovery over 1000 years ago? VIKINGS will explore many of these questions for the first time in an epic story of one of the world's great empires of conquest.