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Becoming Laura Ingalls Wilder : the woman behind the legend

Author: John E Miller
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 1998.
Series: Missouri biography series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although generations of readers of the Little House books are familiar with Laura Ingalls Wilder's early life up through her first years of marriage to Almanzo Wilder, few know about her adult years. Going beyond previous studies, Becoming Laura Ingalls Wilder focuses upon Wilder's years in Missouri from 1894 to 1957. Utilizing her unpublished autobiography, letters, newspaper stories, and other documentary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Miller, John E., 1945-
Becoming Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 1998
(OCoLC)605517502
Named Person: Laura Ingalls Wilder; Laura Ingalls Wilder; Laura Ingalls Wilder
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John E Miller
ISBN: 0826211674 9780826211675
OCLC Number: 38150178
Awards: Willa Literary Award for nonfiction, 1999.
Description: xii, 306 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Pioneer girl, 1867-1879 --
Schoolgirl and courting days, 1879-1885 --
The joys and sorrows of early married life, 1885-1894 --
In the land of the big red apple, 1894-1911 --
Building a writing career, 1911-1923 --
Turning to autobiography, 1923-1932 --
Becoming a celebrated author, 1932-1937 --
Completing the series, 1937-1943 --
Basking in the glow of her readers' affection, 1943-1957.
Series Title: Missouri biography series.
Responsibility: John E. Miller.

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