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Prairie Fires

Prairie Fires
The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

by Caroline Fraser

  • Publisher : Sphere
  • Release : 2017-11-23
  • Pages : 625
  • ISBN : 9780708898680
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"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 Now, drawing on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries, and land and financial records, Caroline Fraser--the editor of the Library of America edition of the Little House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." -- Publisher's description.

Prairie Fires

Prairie Fires
The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

by Caroline Fraser

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2017-11-23
  • Pages : 640
  • 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 Drawing on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries and public records, Caroline Fraser masterfully fills in the gaps in Wilder's biography, uncovering the grown-up story behind the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.

Caught Between Three Fires

Caught Between Three Fires
Cass County, Mo., Chaos & Order No. 11 1860 - 1865

by Tom A. Rafiner

  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2010-10-14
  • Pages : 705
  • ISBN : 1450089569
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 loss or injury – their individual stories weave history’s fabric. Violent circumstances forged leaders who shaped Missouri’s political and military history. Caught Between Three Fires, for the fi rst time, reconstructs a lost history, erased by total destruction, Order No. 11, and time’s purposeful neglect.

Forgotten Fires

Forgotten Fires
Native Americans and the Transient Wilderness

by Omer Call Stewart

  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 364
  • 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.

Bad Men and Bad Towns

Bad Men and Bad Towns
A Book

by Wayne C. Lee

  • Publisher : Caxton Press
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN : 9780870043499
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press Wayne C. Lee chronicles the violent history of the Nebraska Territory. The state's history is full of stories about violent feuds between settlers and landowners, native peoples and soldiers, con-artists and bandits. Many of these stories end abruptly at the end of a vigilante rope.

Prairie Fire

Prairie Fire
A Book

by E.K. Johnston

  • Publisher : Carolrhoda Lab ®
  • Release : 2015-03-01
  • Pages : 304
  • 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!

How to Manage Small Prairie Fires

How to Manage Small Prairie Fires
A Book

by Wayne R. Pauly

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1985
  • Pages : 30
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Elemental Prairie

The Elemental Prairie
Sixty Tallgrass Plants

by Anonim

  • Publisher : University of Iowa Press
  • Release : 2010-09-13
  • Pages : 102
  • ISBN : 9781609380045
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fire in North American Tallgrass Prairies

Fire in North American Tallgrass Prairies
A Book

by Scott L. Collins,Linda L. Wallace

  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 175
  • 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?

Reflecting a Prairie Town

Reflecting a Prairie Town
A Year in Peterson

by Anonim

  • Publisher : University of Iowa Press
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 259
  • ISBN : 9781587291128
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Prairie Fire!

Prairie Fire!
A Book

by Bill Freeman

  • Publisher : James Lorimer & Company
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 196
  • 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.

Climate and Weather in North Dakota

Climate and Weather in North Dakota
A Book

by United States. Weather Bureau,Frank Joseph Bavendick

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1952
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Tallgrass Prairie Reader

The Tallgrass Prairie Reader
A Book

by John T Price

  • Publisher : University of Iowa Press
  • Release : 2014-06
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1609382463
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 is even more neglected. Prairie author and advocate John T. Price wondered what it would take to restore tallgrass prairie to its rightful place at the center of our collective identity. The answer to that question is his Tallgrass Prairie Reader, a first-of-its-kind collection of literature from and about the tallgrass bioregion. Focusing on autobiographical nonfiction in a wide variety of forms, voices, and approaches—including adventure narrative, spiritual reflection, childhood memoir, Native American perspectives, literary natural history, humor, travel writing and reportage—he honors the ecological diversity of tallgrass itself and provides a range of models for nature writers and students. The chronological arrangement allows readers to experience tallgrass through the eyes and imaginations of forty-two authors from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries. Writings by very early explorers are followed by works of nineteenth-century authors that reflect the fear, awe, reverence, and thrill of adventure rampant at the time. After 1900, following the destruction of the majority of tallgrass, much of the writing became nostalgic, elegiac, and mythic. A new environmental consciousness asserted itself midcentury, as personal responses to tallgrass were increasingly influenced by larger ecological perspectives. Preservation and restoration—informed by hard science—emerged as major themes. Early twenty-first-century writings demonstrate an awareness of tallgrass environmental history and the need for citizens, including writers, to remember and to help save our once magnificent prairies.

Prairie Fires

Prairie Fires
A Book

by Frank Collinson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1941
  • Pages : 2
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Effects of Fire on Forests

Effects of Fire on Forests
A Bibliography

by Mildred B. Williams,United States. Forest Service. Library

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1938
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Effects of Fire on Forests, a Bibiliography

Effects of Fire on Forests, a Bibiliography
A Book

by United States. Forest Service

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1938
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Extension Service Review

Extension Service Review
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1942
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Pioneer Women

Pioneer Women
A Book

by Joanna Stratton

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2013-05-28
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1476753598
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From a rediscovered collection of autobiographical accounts written by hundreds of Kansas pioneer women in the early twentieth century, Joanna Stratton has created a collection hailed by Newsweek as “uncommonly interesting” and “a remarkable distillation of primary sources.” Never before has there been such a detailed record of women’s courage, such a living portrait of the women who civilized the American frontier. Here are their stories: wilderness mothers, schoolmarms, Indian squaws, immigrants, homesteaders, and circuit riders. Their personal recollections of prairie fires, locust plagues, cowboy shootouts, Indian raids, and blizzards on the plains vividly reveal the drama, danger and excitement of the pioneer experience. These were women of relentless determination, whose tenacity helped them to conquer loneliness and privation. Their work was the work of survival, it demanded as much from them as from their men—and at last that partnership has been recognized. “These voices are haunting” (The New York Times Book Review), and they reveal the special heroism and industriousness of pioneer women as never before.

Fire and the Environment

Fire and the Environment
Ecological and Cultural Perspectives : Proceedings of an International Symposium, Knoxville, Tennessee, March 20-24, 1990

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 429
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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At Home and at Large in the Great Plains: Essays and Memories

At Home and at Large in the Great Plains: Essays and Memories
A Book

by Paul Johnsgard

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2015-07-23
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN : 1609620704
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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These fourteen essays originally appeared in Prairie Fire, a monthly newspaper that for seven years has carried important messages of social, environmental, and economic issues to residents of Nebraska, Iowa, Colorado, and South Dakota, and subscribers in the rest of the world. They discuss the North American east-west ecological boundaries, spring migration events, bird feeders, feathered survivors of a glacial past, the threatened sharp-tailed grouse, the effects of climate change, some "sacred places"-Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, the Ashfall Fossil Beds, Squaw Creek Refuge, the Hutton Niobrara Ranch Sanctuary, and Yellowstone National Park-, our troubles with mountain lions and grizzly bears, and crane season in Wyoming. There is also an expanded informal autobiography, "My Life in Biology" and a current and comprehensive list of all publications of a writer described as "probably the world's most prolific living author of ornithological and natural history literature."