Prairie Fires

Prairie Fires
Author: Caroline Fraser
Publsiher: Metropolitan Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-11-21
ISBN 10: 1627792775
ISBN 13: 9781627792776
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prairie Fires Book Review:

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 Now, drawing on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries, and land and financial records, Caroline Fraser—the editor of the Library of America edition of the Little House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 Fire

Prairie Fire
Author: Julie Courtwright
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9780700617944
ISBN 13: 0700617949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prairie Fire Book Review:

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.

The Prairie Fire

The Prairie Fire
Author: Marilynn Reynolds,Don Kilby
Publsiher: Orca Book Pub
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2001-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781551431758
ISBN 13: 1551431750
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Prairie Fire Book Review:

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

Prairie Fires

Prairie Fires
Author: Caroline Fraser
Publsiher: Metropolitan Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-11-21
ISBN 10: 1627792775
ISBN 13: 9781627792776
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prairie Fires Book Review:

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.

The Wilder Life

The Wilder Life
Author: Wendy McClure
Publsiher: Riverhead Books (Hardcover)
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-04
ISBN 10: 1594485682
ISBN 13: 9781594485688
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wilder Life Book Review:

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.

Rewilding the World

Rewilding the World
Author: Caroline Fraser
Publsiher: Metropolitan Books
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2014-04-29
ISBN 10: 1429924527
ISBN 13: 9781429924528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rewilding the World Book Review:

A gripping account of the environmental crusade to save the world's most endangered species and landscapes—the last best hope for preserving our natural home Scientists worldwide are warning of the looming extinction of thousands of species, from tigers and polar bears to rare flowers, birds, and insects. If the destruction continues, a third of all plants and animals could disappear by 2050—and with them earth's life-support ecosystems that provide our food, water, medicine, and natural defenses against climate change. Now Caroline Fraser offers the first definitive account of a visionary campaign to confront this crisis: rewilding. Breathtaking in scope and ambition, rewilding aims to save species by restoring habitats, reviving migration corridors, and brokering peace between people and predators. Traveling with wildlife biologists and conservationists, Fraser reports on the vast projects that are turning Europe's former Iron Curtain into a greenbelt, creating trans-frontier Peace Parks to renew elephant routes throughout Africa, and linking protected areas from the Yukon to Mexico and beyond. An inspiring story of scientific discovery and grassroots action, Rewilding the World offers hope for a richer, wilder future.

Little Fires Everywhere

Little Fires Everywhere
Author: Celeste Ng
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-09-12
ISBN 10: 0735224307
ISBN 13: 9780735224308
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Little Fires Everywhere Book Review:

The #1 New York Times bestseller! Soon to be a Hulu limited series starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington. “I read Little Fires Everywhere in a single, breathless sitting.” —Jodi Picoult “To say I love this book is an understatement. It’s a deep psychological mystery about the power of motherhood, the intensity of teenage love, and the danger of perfection. It moved me to tears.” —Reese Witherspoon “Extraordinary . . . books like Little Fires Everywhere don't come along often.” —John Green From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned—from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren—an enigmatic artist and single mother—who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community. When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town—and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia’s past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs. Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood—and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster. Named a Best Book of the Year by: People, The Washington Post, Bustle, Esquire, Southern Living, The Daily Beast, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Audible, Goodreads, Library Reads, Book of the Month, Paste, Kirkus Reviews, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and many more... Perfect for book clubs! Visit celesteng.com for discussion guides and more.

Awful Splendour

Awful Splendour
Author: Stephen J. Pyne
Publsiher: UBC Press
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2011-11-01
ISBN 10: 0774840277
ISBN 13: 9780774840279
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Awful Splendour Book Review:

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.

Caroline

Caroline
Author: Sarah Miller
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-09-19
ISBN 10: 0062685368
ISBN 13: 9780062685360
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Caroline Book Review:

USA Today Bestseller! One of Refinery29's Best Reads of September In this novel authorized by the Little House Heritage Trust, Sarah Miller vividly recreates the beauty, hardship, and joys of the frontier in a dazzling work of historical fiction, a captivating story that illuminates one courageous, resilient, and loving pioneer woman as never before—Caroline Ingalls, "Ma" in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s beloved Little House books. In the frigid days of February, 1870, Caroline Ingalls and her family leave the familiar comforts of the Big Woods of Wisconsin and the warm bosom of her family, for a new life in Kansas Indian Territory. Packing what they can carry in their wagon, Caroline, her husband Charles, and their little girls, Mary and Laura, head west to settle in a beautiful, unpredictable land full of promise and peril. The pioneer life is a hard one, especially for a pregnant woman with no friends or kin to turn to for comfort or help. The burden of work must be shouldered alone, sickness tended without the aid of doctors, and babies birthed without the accustomed hands of mothers or sisters. But Caroline’s new world is also full of tender joys. In adapting to this strange new place and transforming a rough log house built by Charles’ hands into a home, Caroline must draw on untapped wells of strength she does not know she possesses. For more than eighty years, generations of readers have been enchanted by the adventures of the American frontier’s most famous child, Laura Ingalls Wilder, in the Little House books. Now, that familiar story is retold in this captivating tale of family, fidelity, hardship, love, and survival that vividly reimagines our past.

Prairie Fire

Prairie Fire
Author: Bill Freeman
Publsiher: James Lorimer & Company
Total Pages: 196
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9781550286083
ISBN 13: 1550286080
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prairie Fire Book Review:

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
Author: Catherine Palmer
Publsiher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 273
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780842370578
ISBN 13: 0842370579
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prairie Fire Book Review:

Jack Cornwall has lost everything he's ever fought for and loved--his home, the Confederacy, and his nephew Chipper--and tries to start a new life, settling in a town called Hope, to be near feisty, red-haired Caitrin Murphy

The Prairie Thief

The Prairie Thief
Author: Melissa Wiley,Erwin Madrid
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2012-08-28
ISBN 10: 1442440562
ISBN 13: 9781442440562
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Prairie Thief Book Review:

In late 19th-century Colorado, Louisa's father is erroneously arrested for thievery and, while under the charge of the awful Smirch family, Louisa and a magical friend must find a way to prove his innocence.

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder
Author: Pamela Smith Hill
Publsiher: South Dakota State Hist Society
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 097779556X
ISBN 13: 9780977795567
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Laura Ingalls Wilder Book Review:

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

Libertarians on the Prairie

Libertarians on the Prairie
Author: Christine Woodside
Publsiher: Skyhorse
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN 10: 1628726598
ISBN 13: 9781628726596
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Libertarians on the Prairie Book Review:

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.

The Town Called Hope Collection Prairie Rose Prairie Fire Prairie Storm

The Town Called Hope Collection  Prairie Rose   Prairie Fire   Prairie Storm
Author: Catherine Palmer
Publsiher: NavPress
Total Pages: 822
Release: 2017-06-06
ISBN 10: 1496423496
ISBN 13: 9781496423498
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Town Called Hope Collection Prairie Rose Prairie Fire Prairie Storm Book Review:

This collection bundles all three titles from beloved author Catherine Palmer’s charming Town Called Hope series into one volume for a great value! #1 Prairie Rose Hope and love blossom on the untamed prairie as a young woman searching for a place to call home happens upon a Kansas homestead during the 1860s . . . A Town Called Hope, the inspiring series set in post–Civil War Kansas, is the creation of best-selling romance writer Catherine Palmer. In the fast-paced Prairie Rose, impulsive nineteen-year-old Rosie Mills takes a job caring for the young son of widowed homesteader Seth Hunter in order to escape the orphanage in which she was raised. Rosie’s naive view of love and her understanding of what it means to have a Father in heaven are quickly put to the test. Afraid of being wounded again, Seth struggles to freely open his heart—to his hurting son, to a woman’s love, and to a Father who will not abandon him. Together Rosie and Seth must face the harsh uncertainties of prairie life—and the one man who threatens to destroy their happiness. Prairie Rose launches a series sure to satisfy readers who expect solid biblical values in a wholesome, exhilarating romance. #2 Prairie Fire 1998 HOLT Medallion finalist! / 1998 finalist for Romantic Times Reviewers Choice! The fictional town of Hope discovers the importance of forgiveness, overcoming prejudice, and the dangers of keeping unhealthy family secrets. Jack Cornwall lost everything during the Civil War, so when his beloved nephew Chipper is reclaimed by his father, Cornwall vows revenge on the man who took away his last link with the past. Arriving in the town of Hope, Jack finds Chipper happy in his new family. Caitrin Murphy, a cheerful Irish immigrant, helps him realizes that taking Chipper away would be cruel. Unfortunately, few townspeople trust Jack, and even Caitrin is reluctant to encourage their romance because of Jack’s lack of faith. Jack soon realizes that serious changes are needed before he can be truly happy. #3 Prairie Storm After a diphtheria epidemic takes the lives of both her husband and daughter, Lily Nolan continues her work in a traveling medicine show. When the troupe arrives in the small town of Hope, KS, in 1866, Lily encounters Elijah Book, a preacher caring for an orphaned baby, and agrees to look after the child. Although attracted to the kindly Elijah, Lily distrusts him because of the childhood abuse she suffered at the hands of her preacher father. Prairie Storm, by award-winning author Catherine Palmer, is the third book in the series A Town Called Hope. Continuing the saga of the Kansas town, Palmer teaches readers that God’s wonderful plan for each of us includes peace and healing, even amidst the storms of life. A must-have for all Palmer fans as well as for anyone whose faith has been challenged by adversity.

The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder

The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder
Author: Marta McDowell
Publsiher: Timber Press
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2017-09-20
ISBN 10: 160469727X
ISBN 13: 9781604697278
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder Book Review:

“For gardeners, botanists, and fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder, this book looks at the beloved Little House on the Prairie author’s relationship to nature.” —Publishers Weekly The universal appeal of Laura Ingalls Wilder springs from a life lived in partnership with the land, on farms she and her family settled across the Northeast and Midwest. In this revealing exploration of Wilder’s deep connection with the natural world, Marta McDowell follows the wagon trail of the beloved Little House series. You’ll learn details about Wilder’s life and inspirations, pinpoint the Ingalls and Wilder homestead claims on authentic archival maps, and learn to grow the plants and vegetables featured in the series. Excerpts from Wilder’s books, letters, and diaries bring to light her profound appreciation for the landscapes at the heart of her world. Featuring the beloved illustrations by Helen Sewell and Garth Williams, plus hundreds of historic and contemporary photographs, The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder is a treasure that honors Laura’s wild and beautiful life.

The Biography of a Prairie Girl

The Biography of a Prairie Girl
Author: Eleanor Gates
Publsiher: Good Press
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2019-11-27
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: EAN:4057664611130
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Biography of a Prairie Girl Book Review:

"The Biography of a Prairie Girl" by Eleanor Gates. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Political Prairie Fire

Political Prairie Fire
Author: Robert Loren Morlan
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 1955-01-01
ISBN 10: 1452911231
ISBN 13: 9781452911236
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Political Prairie Fire Book Review:

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.

Prairie Fire

Prairie Fire
Author: E.K. Johnston
Publsiher: Carolrhoda Lab ®
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-03-01
ISBN 10: 1467776815
ISBN 13: 9781467776813
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prairie Fire Book Review:

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!

The Ghost in the Little House

The Ghost in the Little House
Author: William Holtz
Publsiher: University of Missouri Press
Total Pages: 425
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780826210159
ISBN 13: 0826210155
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ghost in the Little House Book Review:

A biography of Rose Wilder Lane, ghostwriter of her mother's "Little House" books and a journalist.