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Author Woodside, Christine, 1959- author.

Title Libertarians on the prairie : Laura Ingalls Wilder, Rose Wilder Lane, and the making of the Little House Books / Christine Woodside.

Publication Info. New York : Arcade Publishing, [2016]

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    813 Wilder,L WOO    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    813.52 WILDER,L WOO    Available
 PAS San Rafael Branch Non-Fiction    813.52 WILDER.L WOO    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description xxi, 259 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-251) and index.
Summary "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 a 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."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957.
Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957. Little house books.
Lane, Rose Wilder, 1886-1968.
Ingalls family.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Women pioneers -- United States -- Biography.
Frontier and pioneer life -- United States.
Libertarianism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9781628726565 (hardback)
1628726563 (hardback)

 
    
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