Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

The first comprehensive historical biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the beloved author of the Little House on the Prairie books One of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year 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 The first comprehensive historical biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the beloved author of the Little House on...

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Title:Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder
Author:Caroline Fraser
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1627792767
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:640 pages pages

Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder Reviews

  • Diane
    Oct 20, 2017

    Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser is a 2017 Metropolitan Books publication. ?All that I have told is true, but it is not the whole truth? This is an incredible biography of the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder of ?The Little House o...

    ?If [Laura Ingalls] Wilder?s life was triumphant?it was a different kind of triumph than we are accustomed to recognizing. She wrote no laws, led no one into battle, waged no campaigns. If we listen to her, we can hear what she was telling us. Life in frontier times was a perpetu...

    I received this book through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program. When I visited Laura Ingalls Wilder's farmhouse and museum in Mansfield, Missouri, last year, it felt like a pilgrimage to me. Seeing Pa's fiddle, walking where Laura walked, was a soul-deep experience for me. He...

    "Prairie Fires" is one of my favorite biographies I read in 2017. It's about the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder, but there is so much social history here that it's also the story of the American plains. Homesteaders. Indians. Wolves. Railroads. Market crashes. Drought. Tornadoes. Blizzar...

  • Matt
    Dec 20, 2017

    Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser is a 2017 Metropolitan Books publication. ?All that I have told is true, but it is not the whole truth? This is an incredible biography of the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder of ?The Little House o...

    ?If [Laura Ingalls] Wilder?s life was triumphant?it was a different kind of triumph than we are accustomed to recognizing. She wrote no laws, led no one into battle, waged no campaigns. If we listen to her, we can hear what she was telling us. Life in frontier times was a perpetu...

  • Robin
    Aug 17, 2017

    Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser is a 2017 Metropolitan Books publication. ?All that I have told is true, but it is not the whole truth? This is an incredible biography of the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder of ?The Little House o...

    ?If [Laura Ingalls] Wilder?s life was triumphant?it was a different kind of triumph than we are accustomed to recognizing. She wrote no laws, led no one into battle, waged no campaigns. If we listen to her, we can hear what she was telling us. Life in frontier times was a perpetu...

    I received this book through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program. When I visited Laura Ingalls Wilder's farmhouse and museum in Mansfield, Missouri, last year, it felt like a pilgrimage to me. Seeing Pa's fiddle, walking where Laura walked, was a soul-deep experience for me. He...

    "Prairie Fires" is one of my favorite biographies I read in 2017. It's about the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder, but there is so much social history here that it's also the story of the American plains. Homesteaders. Indians. Wolves. Railroads. Market crashes. Drought. Tornadoes. Blizzar...

    Y'all Rose Wilder Lane was THE WORST. ...

    My father was a young man when the Depression hit, in 1929. And although the line of work he was in, first building movie stars home, and then working for the studios building sets, did not suffer, the rest of his family did. He was, if not the sole supporter of his family, of his four...

    I know I?m not the only one whose love of reading was sparked by Ingalls Wilder?s books. Prairie Fires is, of course, about Wilder and her family but along the way Fraser provides an enlightening chronicle of American history focusing on the issue of how Native Americans were treat...

    Caroline Fraser writes as effectively as David McCullough or Ron Chernow as a biographer in her ability to tell a great story and get the subjects she's describing down to their complicated personalities and relationships. This is a tall order with really high expectations for her inte...

    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, Caroline Fraser gives fres...

    Fraser has done exhaustive research into the life and times of Laura, husband Almanzo, daughter Rose, and other figures that were involved in their lives, which has resulted in the most complete and unvarnished biography of LIW ever published. Also included are 80+ pages of extensive f...

  • Cynthia
    Nov 13, 2017

    Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser is a 2017 Metropolitan Books publication. ?All that I have told is true, but it is not the whole truth? This is an incredible biography of the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder of ?The Little House o...

    ?If [Laura Ingalls] Wilder?s life was triumphant?it was a different kind of triumph than we are accustomed to recognizing. She wrote no laws, led no one into battle, waged no campaigns. If we listen to her, we can hear what she was telling us. Life in frontier times was a perpetu...

    I received this book through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program. When I visited Laura Ingalls Wilder's farmhouse and museum in Mansfield, Missouri, last year, it felt like a pilgrimage to me. Seeing Pa's fiddle, walking where Laura walked, was a soul-deep experience for me. He...

    "Prairie Fires" is one of my favorite biographies I read in 2017. It's about the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder, but there is so much social history here that it's also the story of the American plains. Homesteaders. Indians. Wolves. Railroads. Market crashes. Drought. Tornadoes. Blizzar...

    Y'all Rose Wilder Lane was THE WORST. ...

    My father was a young man when the Depression hit, in 1929. And although the line of work he was in, first building movie stars home, and then working for the studios building sets, did not suffer, the rest of his family did. He was, if not the sole supporter of his family, of his four...

    I know I?m not the only one whose love of reading was sparked by Ingalls Wilder?s books. Prairie Fires is, of course, about Wilder and her family but along the way Fraser provides an enlightening chronicle of American history focusing on the issue of how Native Americans were treat...

  • Naberius
    Aug 27, 2017

    Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser is a 2017 Metropolitan Books publication. ?All that I have told is true, but it is not the whole truth? This is an incredible biography of the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder of ?The Little House o...

    ?If [Laura Ingalls] Wilder?s life was triumphant?it was a different kind of triumph than we are accustomed to recognizing. She wrote no laws, led no one into battle, waged no campaigns. If we listen to her, we can hear what she was telling us. Life in frontier times was a perpetu...

    I received this book through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program. When I visited Laura Ingalls Wilder's farmhouse and museum in Mansfield, Missouri, last year, it felt like a pilgrimage to me. Seeing Pa's fiddle, walking where Laura walked, was a soul-deep experience for me. He...

    "Prairie Fires" is one of my favorite biographies I read in 2017. It's about the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder, but there is so much social history here that it's also the story of the American plains. Homesteaders. Indians. Wolves. Railroads. Market crashes. Drought. Tornadoes. Blizzar...

    Y'all Rose Wilder Lane was THE WORST. ...

    My father was a young man when the Depression hit, in 1929. And although the line of work he was in, first building movie stars home, and then working for the studios building sets, did not suffer, the rest of his family did. He was, if not the sole supporter of his family, of his four...

    I know I?m not the only one whose love of reading was sparked by Ingalls Wilder?s books. Prairie Fires is, of course, about Wilder and her family but along the way Fraser provides an enlightening chronicle of American history focusing on the issue of how Native Americans were treat...

    Caroline Fraser writes as effectively as David McCullough or Ron Chernow as a biographer in her ability to tell a great story and get the subjects she's describing down to their complicated personalities and relationships. This is a tall order with really high expectations for her inte...

    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, Caroline Fraser gives fres...

  • Laura
    Oct 06, 2017

    Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser is a 2017 Metropolitan Books publication. ?All that I have told is true, but it is not the whole truth? This is an incredible biography of the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder of ?The Little House o...

    ?If [Laura Ingalls] Wilder?s life was triumphant?it was a different kind of triumph than we are accustomed to recognizing. She wrote no laws, led no one into battle, waged no campaigns. If we listen to her, we can hear what she was telling us. Life in frontier times was a perpetu...

    I received this book through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program. When I visited Laura Ingalls Wilder's farmhouse and museum in Mansfield, Missouri, last year, it felt like a pilgrimage to me. Seeing Pa's fiddle, walking where Laura walked, was a soul-deep experience for me. He...

    "Prairie Fires" is one of my favorite biographies I read in 2017. It's about the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder, but there is so much social history here that it's also the story of the American plains. Homesteaders. Indians. Wolves. Railroads. Market crashes. Drought. Tornadoes. Blizzar...

    Y'all Rose Wilder Lane was THE WORST. ...

    My father was a young man when the Depression hit, in 1929. And although the line of work he was in, first building movie stars home, and then working for the studios building sets, did not suffer, the rest of his family did. He was, if not the sole supporter of his family, of his four...

  • Julie
    Nov 29, 2017

    Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser is a 2017 Metropolitan Books publication. ?All that I have told is true, but it is not the whole truth? This is an incredible biography of the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder of ?The Little House o...

  • Beth Cato
    Oct 23, 2017

    Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser is a 2017 Metropolitan Books publication. ?All that I have told is true, but it is not the whole truth? This is an incredible biography of the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder of ?The Little House o...

    ?If [Laura Ingalls] Wilder?s life was triumphant?it was a different kind of triumph than we are accustomed to recognizing. She wrote no laws, led no one into battle, waged no campaigns. If we listen to her, we can hear what she was telling us. Life in frontier times was a perpetu...

    I received this book through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program. When I visited Laura Ingalls Wilder's farmhouse and museum in Mansfield, Missouri, last year, it felt like a pilgrimage to me. Seeing Pa's fiddle, walking where Laura walked, was a soul-deep experience for me. He...

  • Jennifer
    Oct 12, 2017

    Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser is a 2017 Metropolitan Books publication. ?All that I have told is true, but it is not the whole truth? This is an incredible biography of the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder of ?The Little House o...

    ?If [Laura Ingalls] Wilder?s life was triumphant?it was a different kind of triumph than we are accustomed to recognizing. She wrote no laws, led no one into battle, waged no campaigns. If we listen to her, we can hear what she was telling us. Life in frontier times was a perpetu...

    I received this book through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program. When I visited Laura Ingalls Wilder's farmhouse and museum in Mansfield, Missouri, last year, it felt like a pilgrimage to me. Seeing Pa's fiddle, walking where Laura walked, was a soul-deep experience for me. He...

    "Prairie Fires" is one of my favorite biographies I read in 2017. It's about the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder, but there is so much social history here that it's also the story of the American plains. Homesteaders. Indians. Wolves. Railroads. Market crashes. Drought. Tornadoes. Blizzar...

    Y'all Rose Wilder Lane was THE WORST. ...

  • Anna H
    Jan 14, 2018

    Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser is a 2017 Metropolitan Books publication. ?All that I have told is true, but it is not the whole truth? This is an incredible biography of the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder of ?The Little House o...

    ?If [Laura Ingalls] Wilder?s life was triumphant?it was a different kind of triumph than we are accustomed to recognizing. She wrote no laws, led no one into battle, waged no campaigns. If we listen to her, we can hear what she was telling us. Life in frontier times was a perpetu...

    I received this book through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program. When I visited Laura Ingalls Wilder's farmhouse and museum in Mansfield, Missouri, last year, it felt like a pilgrimage to me. Seeing Pa's fiddle, walking where Laura walked, was a soul-deep experience for me. He...

    "Prairie Fires" is one of my favorite biographies I read in 2017. It's about the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder, but there is so much social history here that it's also the story of the American plains. Homesteaders. Indians. Wolves. Railroads. Market crashes. Drought. Tornadoes. Blizzar...

    Y'all Rose Wilder Lane was THE WORST. ...

    My father was a young man when the Depression hit, in 1929. And although the line of work he was in, first building movie stars home, and then working for the studios building sets, did not suffer, the rest of his family did. He was, if not the sole supporter of his family, of his four...

    I know I?m not the only one whose love of reading was sparked by Ingalls Wilder?s books. Prairie Fires is, of course, about Wilder and her family but along the way Fraser provides an enlightening chronicle of American history focusing on the issue of how Native Americans were treat...

    Caroline Fraser writes as effectively as David McCullough or Ron Chernow as a biographer in her ability to tell a great story and get the subjects she's describing down to their complicated personalities and relationships. This is a tall order with really high expectations for her inte...