With this volume Tor Bomann Larsen ends his monumental biography of king Haakon VII and his time. A work of 8 volumes that is the greatest biographical work in Norwegian literature history. Working with unique and up until now unknown material, the writer sheds light on the life and works of King Haakon. The highly awarded books are also a rendition of Norwegian history in the 20th Century, told from a highly original angle.
Volume VIII tells the story of the time after WWII and up to the death of the King in 1957. The greatest time in Norwegian history for the Labour Party, with a royal head of state that had a surprisingly great understanding for the philosophy of Social Democracy, as well as a close relationship to Prime Minister Einar Gerhardsen. The debate around a Norwegian membership in NATO,
Norwegian leadership in the UN, the death of Crown Princess Märtha, the literary debate around writer Agnar Mykle, the nuclear crisis and finally the illness and death of the king.
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