The Man Called Swede

  • Publish Date: 2003-07-14
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Walter N. Hokanson

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The Swede is more than just a story about significant events in America's history. Written without lengthy commentary and without excuses, the story is a personal account of Walter Hokanson's life and the people he met along the way. In the end, The Swede also becomes the story of all American people who have faced life's challenges without complaint or compromise to achieve the American Dream. Follow Walter as he makes his way from his childhood home on a farm in Malaca, Minnesota at age 15 to the towering heights of the world's dams. Discover the beauty in dangers in Panama's jungles on one of Walter's fantastic adventures. Learn about the honor of defending a military stronghold and the horrors of Japan's prison of war camps during World War II. Discover the strength of will that enabled Water to survive his internment and then return to America to build a thriving concrete product business. The Swede inspires with its honesty and does what all great books do - encourage its readers to ask difficult questions about who they want to be, about the lives they wish to lead, and the legacy they wish to leave for the generations to come. --- from book's back cover

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