Prairie Fires

Written By Caroline Fraser
Prairie Fires
  • Publsiher : Metropolitan Books
  • Release : 21 November 2017
  • ISBN : 1627792775
  • Pages : 368 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 45 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Prairie Fires written by Caroline Fraser which was release on 21 November 2017, this book published by Metropolitan Books. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR The first comprehensive historical biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the beloved author of the Little House on the Prairie books Millions of readers of Little House on the Prairie believe they know Laura Ingalls—the pioneer girl who survived blizzards and near-starvation on the Great Plains, and the woman who wrote the famous autobiographical books. But the true saga of her life has never been fully told. Now, drawing on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries, and land and financial records, Caroline Fraser—the editor of the Library of America edition of the Little House series—masterfully fills in the gaps in Wilder’s biography. Revealing the grown-up story behind the most influential childhood epic of pioneer life, she also chronicles Wilder's tumultuous relationship with her journalist daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, setting the record straight regarding charges of ghostwriting that have swirled around the books. The Little House books, for all the hardships they describe, are paeans to the pioneer spirit, portraying it as triumphant against all odds. But Wilder’s real life was harder and grittier than that, a story of relentless struggle, rootlessness, and poverty. It was only in her sixties, after losing nearly everything in the Great Depression, that she turned to children’s books, recasting her hardscrabble childhood as a celebratory vision of homesteading—and achieving fame and fortune in the process, in one of the most astonishing rags-to-riches episodes in American letters. Spanning nearly a century of epochal change, from the Indian Wars to the Dust Bowl, Wilder’s dramatic life provides a unique perspective on American history and our national mythology of self-reliance. With fresh insights and new discoveries, Prairie Fires reveals the complex woman whose classic stories grip us to this day.

Prairie Fires

Prairie Fires
  • Author : Caroline Fraser
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Release Date : 2017-11-21
  • Total pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1627792775
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Summary : WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR The first comprehensive historical biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the beloved author of the Little House on the Prairie books Millions of readers of ...

Forgotten Fires

Forgotten Fires
  • Author : Omer Call Stewart
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Total pages : 364
  • ISBN : 1627792775
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Summary : A common stereotype about American Indians is that for centuries they lived in static harmony with nature, in a pristine wilderness that remained unchanged until European colonization. Omer C. Stewart was one of the first anthropologists to recognize that Native Americans made significant impact across a wide range of environments. ...

Caught Between Three Fires

Caught Between Three Fires
  • Author : Tom A. Rafiner
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2010-10-14
  • Total pages : 705
  • ISBN : 1627792775
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Summary : For 11 years, astride the Missouri-Kansas border, Cass County endured the vortex of our nation’s most violent confl ict. Citizens struggled between three raging fi res, Secessionism, Unionism, and an undying Border War. Cass County’s uncivil war, intimate, cruel, and total, suffered no man, woman or child to escape ...

How to Manage Small Prairie Fires

How to Manage Small Prairie Fires
  • Author : Wayne R. Pauly
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Total pages : 30
  • ISBN : 1627792775
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Summary : Download or read online How to Manage Small Prairie Fires written by Wayne R. Pauly, published by which was released on 1985. Get How to Manage Small Prairie Fires Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Fire in North American Tallgrass Prairies

Fire in North American Tallgrass Prairies
  • Author : Scott L. Collins,Linda L. Wallace
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Total pages : 175
  • ISBN : 1627792775
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Summary : Based on papers presented at a 1987 symposium, "Fire in North American Grasslands," cosponsored by the Ecological Society of America and the Botanical Society of America, this book represents an important contribution to key unanswered questions concerning the role of fire in grassland ecosystems: How often did fires occur in the ...

Reflecting a Prairie Town

Reflecting a Prairie Town
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : University of Iowa Press
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Total pages : 259
  • ISBN : 1627792775
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Summary : Hokanson (writing, Lakeland College) looks at the town of Peterson, Iowa, its history, and our enduring need for a sense of place. He synthesizes geography, oral history, archaeology, science, and literature in his portrait of this small farming town. Includes bandw historical and modern photos of Peterson's faces and landscapes. ...

Climate and Weather in North Dakota

Climate and Weather in North Dakota
  • Author : United States. Weather Bureau,Frank Joseph Bavendick
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1952
  • Total pages : 140
  • ISBN : 1627792775
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Summary : Download or read online Climate and Weather in North Dakota written by United States. Weather Bureau,Frank Joseph Bavendick, published by which was released on 1952. Get Climate and Weather in North Dakota Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

The Tallgrass Prairie Reader

The Tallgrass Prairie Reader
  • Author : John T Price
  • Publisher : University of Iowa Press
  • Release Date : 2014-06
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1627792775
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Summary : The tallgrass prairie of the early 1800s, a beautiful and seemingly endless landscape of wildflowers and grasses, is now a tiny remnant of its former expanse. As a literary landscape, with much of the American environmental imagination focused on a mainstream notion of more spectacular examples of wild beauty, tallgrass ...

Effects of Fire on Forests

Effects of Fire on Forests
  • Author : Mildred B. Williams,United States. Forest Service. Library
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1938
  • Total pages : 130
  • ISBN : 1627792775
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Prairie Fire

Prairie Fire
  • Author : Bill Freeman
  • Publisher : James Lorimer & Company
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Total pages : 230
  • ISBN : 1627792775
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Summary : Prarie Fire is an exciting adventure story as well as a fascinating account of what homesteading was like in the 1870s....

Effects of Fire on Forests a Bibiliography

Effects of Fire on Forests  a Bibiliography
  • Author : United States. Forest Service
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1938
  • Total pages : 130
  • ISBN : 1627792775
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Extension Service Review

Extension Service Review
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1942
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1627792775
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Summary : Download or read online Extension Service Review written by , published by which was released on 1942. Get Extension Service Review Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Pioneer Women

Pioneer Women
  • Author : Joanna Stratton
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1982-09-17
  • Total pages : 319
  • ISBN : 1627792775
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Summary : A collection of firsthand accounts by pioneer women portrays the hardiness, perseverance, devotion, and ingenuity they displayed in the face of a lonely, dangerous, and exciting life...

Fire and the Environment

Fire and the Environment
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Total pages : 429
  • ISBN : 1627792775
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Fire Ecology and Prescribed Burning in the Great Plains

Fire Ecology and Prescribed Burning in the Great Plains
  • Author : Henry A. Wright
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1979
  • Total pages : 60
  • ISBN : 1627792775
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Summary : Download or read online Fire Ecology and Prescribed Burning in the Great Plains written by Henry A. Wright, published by which was released on 1979. Get Fire Ecology and Prescribed Burning in the Great Plains Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....