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By T. D. Kendrick

Captivating, well-documented, and brilliant account by means of a number one authority at the topic chronicles the actions of these daring sea raiders of the North who terrorized Europe from the eighth to the eleventh centuries. Abundantly illustrated, the amount can be worthy to students and scholars of Nordic background. 12 plates and forty black-and-white illustrations.

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56 The memorandum labeled housing the key to creating such an environment, but it cautioned against indis- Roots of Postwar Redevelopment 33 criminately tearing down substandard housing. " Undertaking a slum clearance program without the guidance of a master plan for the entire urban area is like starting out on a long trip into unfamiliar territory without a road map. 58 No appropriate regional body existed to implement such a regional strategy. According to federal legislation, each municipality could choose to participate or not to participate in the public housing program.

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