Prairie fires : the American dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder /

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 unp...

Full description

Saved in:
Main Author: Fraser, Caroline, (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New York : Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, [2017]
Edition:First edition.
Subjects:
Tags: Add Tag
No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!
LEADER 05193cam a2200661 i 4500
001 445524
003 BRAdb
005 20180321101113.0
008 170808t20172017nyuabf b 001 0beng
010 |a  2017028870 
035 |a (OCoLC)ocn967973350 
040 |a DLC  |b eng  |e rda  |c DLC  |d BTCTA  |d GK8  |d OCLCF  |d FMG  |d WIM  |d JAI  |d OQX  |d XK4  |d JZU  |d ILC  |d FM0  |d OCLCO  |d T2D  |d OQX  |d YDX  |d OCLCO  |d BDX  |d WYZ  |d TXB  |d GO9  |d T7B  |d PFLCL  |d IGA  |d TUU  |d ZLM  |d OCL  |d WLU  |d GIBML  |d ZQP  |d BLP  |d RS$  |d DYJ  |d HRF  |d TXMAL  |d NZD  |d T3J  |d LNC  |d KYC  |d ZAC  |d QS5  |d TXWBR  |d BUDAP  |d T3S  |d BSBPL  |d HV6  |d CASPL  |d D9M  |d KVIJL  |d TXJDC  |d VA@  |d MDB  |d FMF  |d SSH  |d FBR  |d NFR  |d FEM  |d FJD  |d IPL  |d T3B  |d TXMIN  |d RV8  |d RCJ  |d MRV  |d STF  |d KZS  |d NZHSD  |d ORK  |d MOU  |d EYM  |d P@N  |d LECLR  |d SADPL  |d OCP  |d PRSPR  |d MSW  |d CLU  |d UPM  |d BTS  |d TXLPL  |d WIMVL  |d GZM  |d TCH  |d RB0  |d GYG  |d OCLCQ  |d MCW  |d JVQ  |d FYM  |d OCLCO  |d YXV  |d DF$  |d SDS  |d KJ6  |d OCLCA  |d TXCLH  |d OCLCQ  |d TXWHS  |d OCLCO 
020 |a 9781627792769  |q (hardcover) 
020 |a 1627792767  |q (hardcover) 
024 3 |a 9781627792769  |d 53500 
037 |b Henry Holt & Co, C/O Mps 175 Fifth Ave, New York, NY, USA, 10010  |n SAN 631-5011 
042 |a pcc 
043 |a n-us--- 
050 0 0 |a PS3545.I342  |b Z6455 2017 
049 |a IBAA 
100 1 |a Fraser, Caroline,  |e author. 
245 1 0 |a Prairie fires :  |b the American dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder /  |c Caroline Fraser. 
250 |a First edition. 
264 1 |a New York :  |b Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company,  |c [2017] 
264 4 |c ©2017 
300 |a xii, 625 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates :  |b illustrations, map ;  |c 25 cm 
336 |a text  |b txt  |2 rdacontent 
337 |a unmediated  |b n  |2 rdamedia 
338 |a volume  |b nc  |2 rdacarrier 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (pages 517-602) and index. 
505 0 |a Part I: The pioneer -- Maiden rock -- Indian summers -- Crying hard times -- God hates a coward -- Don't leave the farm, boys -- Part II: The exile -- A world made -- As a farm woman thinks -- The absent ones -- Pioneer girl -- Part III: The dream -- A ruined country -- Dusty old dust -- We are all here -- Sunshine and shadow -- There is gold in the farm. 
520 |a 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. -- from dust jacket. 
546 |a Text in English. 
600 1 0 |a Wilder, Laura Ingalls,  |d 1867-1957. 
600 1 0 |a Lane, Rose Wilder,  |d 1886-1968. 
600 1 1 |a Wilder, Laura Ingalls,  |d 1867-1957. 
600 1 7 |a Lane, Rose Wilder,  |d 1886-1968  |2 fast  |0 (OCoLC)fst00013235 
600 1 7 |a Wilder, Laura Ingalls,  |d 1867-1957.  |2 fast  |0 (OCoLC)fst00041414 
600 1 4 |a Lane, Rose Wilder  |d 1886-1968. 
600 1 4 |a Wilder, Laura Ingalls,  |d 1867-1957. 
650 0 |a Authors, American  |y 20th century  |v Biography. 
650 0 |a Women pioneers  |z United States  |v Biography. 
650 0 |a Frontier and pioneer life  |z United States. 
650 7 |a BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY  |x Historical.  |2 bisacsh 
650 7 |a BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY  |x Literary.  |2 bisacsh 
650 7 |a Authors, American.  |2 fast  |0 (OCoLC)fst00821764 
650 7 |a Frontier and pioneer life.  |2 fast  |0 (OCoLC)fst00935370 
650 7 |a Women pioneers.  |2 fast  |0 (OCoLC)fst01178307 
651 7 |a United States.  |2 fast  |0 (OCoLC)fst01204155 
650 4 |a Frontier and pioneer life  |z United States. 
650 4 |a Authors, American  |y 20th century  |v Biography. 
648 7 |a 1900-1999  |2 fast 
648 4 |a 1900-1999. 
655 7 |a Biographies.  |2 fast  |0 (OCoLC)fst01919896 
655 7 |a Biography.  |2 fast  |0 (OCoLC)fst01423686 
655 7 |a Biographies.  |2 lcgft 
655 4 |a Biographies. 
852 0 |b Stacks  |h PS3545.I342  |i Z6455 2017  |z Given by Dianne Hollister