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  • Prairie Fires

  • The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • By: Caroline Fraser
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 21 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
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  • Story
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Millions of fans 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 story of her life has never been fully told. Now, drawing on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries, and land and financial records, Caroline Fraser masterfully fills in the gaps in Wilder's biography.

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  • Spoiler Alert: Do Not Read If You Don’t Want Your Childhood Memories Destroyed

  • By Leslie on 03-05-18

Was Looking Forward To More Factual History

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Reviewed: 08-13-18

I'm only half-way through this book but not sure if I can finish. I was hoping to get a factual history of the family but the author diverges frequently and adds her political bias to the story. I find myself cringing at times and wishing she would get back to the reason I bought this book to begin with. There are interesting tidbits throughout if you don't mind putting up with the writer's opinions.

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