Becoming Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Woman Behind The Legend by John E. MillerBecoming Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Woman Behind The Legend by John E. Miller

Becoming Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Woman Behind The Legend

byJohn E. Miller

Paperback | January 31, 1998

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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 Utilizing her unpublished autobiography, letters, newspaper stories, and other documentary evidence, John E. Miller fills the gaps in Wilder’s autobiographical novels and describes her sixty-three years of living in Mansfield, Missouri. As a result, the process of personal development that culminated in Wilder’s writing of the novels that secured her reputation as one of America’s most popular children’s authors becomes evident.
John E. Miller is a writer and historian who taught American history for three decades at South Dakota State University. He is the author of several books, including Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little Town: Where History and Literature Meet and Looking for History on Highway 14. He resides in Brookings, South Dakota. The Missouri Biography ...
Title:Becoming Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Woman Behind The LegendFormat:PaperbackDimensions:306 pages, 9.14 × 6.68 × 0.83 inPublished:January 31, 1998Publisher:University Of Missouri PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:082621648X

ISBN - 13:9780826216489


Rated 5 out of 5 by from for the Laura fan couldn't put this one down - if you love the Little House series, you'll truly enjoy this one!
Date published: 2017-02-22

Editorial Reviews

“Miller’s absorbing new biography . . . puts the author’s early years in context before focusing on her adult life as a farmer’s wife, mother, journalist and budding author. . . . Miller uncovers facts about Laura’s life that were not revealed in her own work, and he places her experience in a broader context. He makes her days on the frontier and the farm come alive with statistics on population and demographics as well as rich details about Indians and wildlife.”––In These Times