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Prairie Fires

Prairie Fires Book
Author : Caroline Fraser
Publisher : Metropolitan Books
Release : 2017-11-21
ISBN : 1627792775
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Now, drawing on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries, and land and financial records, Caroline Fraser—the editor of the Library of America edition of the Little House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 Book
Author : Caroline Fraser
Publisher : Metropolitan Books
Release : 2017-11-21
ISBN : 1627792767
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"This book, written by the editor of the Library of America edition of the Little House books, is a thoroughly researched biography of not only Laura Ingalls Wilder, but of her daughter, Rose. Using unpublished manuscripts, letters, financial records, and more, Fraser gives fresh insight into the life of a woman beloved to many. Intensively researched, this is definitely a fascinating read, and one that I plan on reading again -- maybe the next time I re-read the Little House series. -- Jennifer Ohzourk for LibraryReads,"--Novelist.

Prairie Fires

Prairie Fires Book
Author : Caroline Fraser
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2017-11-23
ISBN : 0708898661
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE CUNDILL HISTORY PRIZE 'Just as gripping as the original novels . . . As pacy and vivid as one of Wilder's own narratives, this surprising biography is immensely revealing both about Wilder and about America's founding myths' Sunday Times '"Little House" devotees will appreciate the extraordinary care and energy Fraser devotes to uncovering the details of a life that has been expertly veiled by myth' New York Times Book Review Millions of readers of the 'Little House' books believe they know Laura Ingalls Wilder - the pioneer girl who survived blizzards and near-starvation on the Great Plains as her family chased their American dream. But the true story of her life has never been fully told. Drawing on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries and public records, Caroline Fraser masterfully fills in the gaps in Wilder's biography, uncovering the grown-up story behind the best-loved childhood epic of pioneer life. Set against nearly a century of unimaginable change, from the Homestead Act and the Indian Wars to the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression, Wilder's life was full of drama and adversity. Settling on the frontier amid land-rush speculation, her family endured Biblical tribulations of locusts and drought, poverty and want, before she left at the age of eighteen to marry Almanzo. This is where the books end, but there is so much more to tell; deep in debt after a series of personal tragedies, Laura and Almanzo uprooted themselves once again, crisscrossing the country, taking menial jobs to support the family. In middle age, she began writing a farm advice column, prodded by her journalist daughter Rose. And at the age of sixty, fearing the loss of almost everything in the Depression, she turned to children's books, recasting her extraordinarily difficult childhood as a triumphal vision of homesteading - achieving fame and fortune in the process. Laura Ingalls Wilder's life is one of the most astonishing rags-to-riches stories in American letters. Offering fresh insight and new discoveries, Prairie Fires reveals the complex woman who defined the American pioneer character, and whose artful blend of fact and fiction grips us to this day.

Prairie Fire

Prairie Fire  Book
Author : Bill Freeman
Publisher : James Lorimer & Company
Release : 1998
ISBN : 9781550286083
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Prarie Fire is an exciting adventure story as well as a fascinating account of what homesteading was like in the 1870s.

Prairie Fire

Prairie Fire Book
Author : Julie Courtwright
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2011
ISBN : 9780700617944
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The first comprehensive environmental history of prairie fire on the Great Plains. Traces the history of both natural and intentional fires from pre-Columbian Native American practices to the current use of controlled burns as an effective land management tool. Shows the impact fire has had in shaping the identity of both the Great Plains people and their land.

Prairie Fire

Prairie Fire Book
Author : E.K. Johnston
Publisher : Carolrhoda Lab ®
Release : 2015-03-01
ISBN : 1467776815
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Listen! For the song of Owen Thorskard has a second verse. Every dragon slayer owes the Oil Watch a period of service, and young Owen was no exception. What made him different was that he did not enlist alone. His two closest friends stood with him shoulder to shoulder. Steeled by success and hope, the three were confident in their plan. And though Siobhan McQuaid was the first bard in a generation, she managed to forge a role for herself and herald Owen as a new kind of dragon slayer for a new kind of future. But the arc of history is long and hardened by dragon fire. Try as they might, Owen and his friends could not twist it to their will. Not all the way. Not all together. Listen! I am Siobhan McQuaid. I know the cost of even a small bend in the course of history. Listen!

Prairie Fire

Prairie Fire Book
Author : Bob Beal,R. C. Macleod
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1994
ISBN : 9780771011092
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Prairie Fire book written by Bob Beal,R. C. Macleod, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Libertarians on the Prairie

Libertarians on the Prairie Book
Author : Christine Woodside
Publisher : Skyhorse
Release : 2016-09-06
ISBN : 1628726598
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Generations of children have fallen in love with the pioneer saga of the Ingalls family, of Pa and Ma, Laura and her sisters, and their loyal dog, Jack. Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books have taught millions of Americans about frontier life, giving inspiration to many and in the process becoming icons of our national identity. Yet few realize that this cherished bestselling series wandered far from the actual history of the Ingalls family and from what Laura herself understood to be central truths about pioneer life. In this groundbreaking narrative of literary detection, Christine Woodside reveals for the first time the full extent of the collaboration between Laura and her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane. Rose hated farming and fled the family homestead as an adolescent, eventually becoming a nationally prominent magazine writer, biographer of Herbert Hoover, and successful novelist, who shared the political values of Ayn Rand and became mentor to Roger Lea MacBride, the second Libertarian presidential candidate. Drawing on original manuscripts and letters, Woodside shows how Rose reshaped her mother's story into a series of heroic tales that rebutted the policies of the New Deal. Their secret collaboration would lead in time to their estrangement. A fascinating look at the relationship between two strong-willed women, Libertarians on the Prairie is also the deconstruction of an American myth. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Prairie Fire

Prairie Fire Book
Author : William W. Johnstone,J.A. Johnstone
Publisher : Pinnacle Books
Release : 2022-01-25
ISBN : 0786047348
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Johnstone Country. Ready, Aim, Kill. Luke Jensen tracks down a deranged Yankee-turned-outlaw with a burning passion to torch the prairies, torment the townsfolks, and turn all he sees into a smoldering cinder . . . CAUTION: CONTENTS MAY BE FLAMMABLE In the darkest days of the Civil War, Neville Goldsmith set the world on fire. As Captain for the Union Army, he marched with General Sherman through Georgia, setting homes and cities ablaze with sadistic glee. For Goldsmith, starting fires was a lifelong obsession. And when the war ended, he set his sights on the great American West—to burn it all to the ground . . . Years later, Luke Jensen learns about a series of fires wreaking havoc from the Dakota Territory to Kansas. Each fire appears to be man-made—a way to distract the locals while outlaws rob their banks and loot their towns. The gang’s leader is the demented firebug Goldsmith, along with an equally psychotic partner, Trask. As their fiery reign of terror rages out of control, Luke Jensen decides to do something crazy himself: Infiltrate the gang—and fight fire with gunfire. Live Free. Read Hard.

The Prairie Fire

The Prairie Fire Book
Author : Marilynn Reynolds,Don Kilby
Publisher : Orca Book Pub
Release : 2001-01-01
ISBN : 9781551431758
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"A young boy's heroic efforts help save his family's prairie home. Beautiful pencil drawings depict this story of the early prairie years".

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder Book
Author : William Anderson
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2007-01-02
ISBN : 0060885521
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From her pioneer days on the prairie to her golden years with her husband, Almanzo, and their daughter, Rose, Laura Ingalls Wilder has become a friend to all who have read about her adventures. This behind-the-scenes account chronicles the real events in Laura's life that inspired her to write her stories and also describes her life after the last Little House book ends.

The Story of Owen

The Story of Owen Book
Author : E. K. Johnston
Publisher : Carolrhoda Lab ™
Release : 2014-03-01
ISBN : 1467724068
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Listen! For I sing of Owen Thorskard: valiant of heart, hopeless at algebra, last in a long line of legendary dragon slayers. Though he had few years and was not built for football, he stood between the town of Trondheim and creatures that threatened its survival.There have always been dragons. As far back as history is told, men and women have fought them, loyally defending their villages. Dragon slaying was a proud tradition.But dragons and humans have one thing in common: an insatiable appetite for fossil fuels. From the moment Henry Ford hired his first dragon slayer, no small town was safe. Dragon slayers flocked to cities, leaving more remote areas unprotected.Such was Trondheim's fate until Owen Thorskard arrived. At sixteen, with dragons advancing and his grades plummeting, Owen faced impossible odds--armed only with a sword, his legacy, and the classmate who agreed to be his bard.Listen! I am Siobhan McQuaid. I alone know the story of Owen, the story that changes everything. Listen!

The Wilder Life

The Wilder Life Book
Author : Wendy McClure
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2012-04
ISBN : 1594485682
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The author of I'm Not the New Me irreverently retraces the pioneer journeys of the Ingalls family as depicted in the famous Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder, identifying its fictional and factual aspects while visiting the historical sites where young Laura grew up. Reprint.

Awful Splendour

Awful Splendour Book
Author : Stephen J. Pyne
Publisher : UBC Press
Release : 2011-11-01
ISBN : 0774840277
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Fire is a defining element in Canadian land and life. With few exceptions, Canada's forests and prairies have evolved with fire. Its peoples have exploited fire and sought to protect themselves from its excesses, and since Confederation, the country has devised various institutions to connect fire and society. The choices Canadians have made says a great deal about their national character. Awful Splendour narrates the history of this grand saga. It will interest geographers, historians, and members of the fire community.

Political Prairie Fire

Political Prairie Fire Book
Author : Robert Loren Morlan
Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
Release : 1955-01-01
ISBN : 1452911231
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Political Prairie Fire was first published in 1955. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. Political Prairie Fire was first published in 1955. The farmers of North Dakota were ripe for revolt when the magnetic figure of A. C. Townley strode into their midst and offered them a new political formula to redress their grievances. Townley's plan was simple but revolutionary; it called for the formation of a Nonpartisan Political League dedicated to the election of candidates through the established two-party system and to a platform emphasizing public ownership of certain vital farm services and facilities, such as terminal grain elevators and hail insurance on crops. Like the great prairie fires of the plains states, the political flames of the Nonpartisan League spread swiftly from one farm to the next across North Dakota and into the adjoining states. The League is regarded by many as the last of the great agrarian protest movements. It is historically significant because it achieved a measure of success well beyond that of most similar movements. It controlled the government of one state for some years, elected state officials and legislators in a number of midwestern and western states, and sent several congressmen to Washington. Its impact helped shape the destinies of a dozen states and the political philosophies of an important segment of the nation's voters. The League's methods of operation often serve today as a guide for political action. This is the first detailed, unbiased history of the Nonpartisan League. Thoroughly documented for the specialist, it is nevertheless equally interesting for the general reader.

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder Book
Author : Pamela Smith Hill
Publisher : South Dakota State Hist Society
Release : 2007
ISBN : 097779556X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"[E]xamines Wilder's tumultuous, but ultimately successful, professional and personal relationship with her daughter-the hidden editor-Rose Wilder Lane.

Night Fires in the Distance

Night Fires in the Distance Book
Author : Sarah Goodwin
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2022-08-08
ISBN : 1326816039
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Night Fires in the Distance book written by Sarah Goodwin, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Forgotten Fires

Forgotten Fires Book
Author : Omer Call Stewart
Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9780806134239
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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. Most important, they regularly used fire to manage plant communities and associated animal species through varied and localized habitat burning. In Forgotten Fires, editors Henry T. Lewis and M. Kat Anderson present Stewart's original research and insights, written in the 1950s yet still provocative today. Significant portions of Stewart's text have not been available until now, and Lewis and Anderson set Stewart's findings in the context of current knowledge about Native hunter-gatherers and their uses of fire.

Frontier Fires

Frontier Fires Book
Author : Rosanne Bittner
Publisher : Diversion Books
Release : 2014-03-21
ISBN : 1940941393
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The love story of Caleb and Sarah Sax continues in the second book of the Blue Hawk trilogy, which takes them to 1833 Texas (then still part of Mexico), when the hunger for free land fueled the growing populace. Inevitably, these new settlers want Texas to be an independent province apart from Mexican rule. Caleb’s family is pulled into the Mexican war, and one of Caleb’s cherished sons rides off to join the fight at the Alamo. Thinking his son has died, Caleb must contend with this terrible sorrow amid facing an old enemy who returns to once again to destroy Caleb and Sarah’s life together. Danger and tragedy lurk everywhere, but Caleb and Sarah share a love that rises above all trial and tragedy. Frontier Fires is packed with stunning and factual American history and shows how one family became crucial to the birth of Texas. PRAISE: “Power, passion, tragedy, and triumph are Rosanne Bittner’s hallmarks. Again and again, she brings readers to tears.” —Romantic Times “Extraordinary…Bittner’s characters spring to life.” —Publishers Weekly

Fire in North American Tallgrass Prairies

Fire in North American Tallgrass Prairies Book
Author : Scott L. Collins,Linda L. Wallace
Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
Release : 1990
ISBN : 9780806123158
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 past? Were they primarily natural or caused by humans? At what time of year did grasslands normally burn? How should fire be used as a management tool? What constitutes a proper prescribed burning regime both with and without grazing?