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This book does a great job of letting us know Laura Ingalls Wilder during the period after her childhood through her maturing into becoming a classic historian. Yes, I realize most do not think of Laura Ingalls as an historian, but, if you read this book and then go into her classic Little House books you will find such great insight not only into how people lived, but how they dealt with adversity so that they could pass on to their children the vital lessons that, in turn, would be passed on to you and me by the greatest generation.
You also will get a hint of rural life and conservative moral lifestyles of the good people of Missouri. I heartily encourage everyone to read this book today-C.
William Anderson, aka Travis C. The author is obviously conservative by the way he injected his own views into the section dealing with Laura's politics. This in not what I expected, I was looking forward to a book chocked full of interviews. Yes, there are some, but mostly it is the author espousing his own thinly veiled views.
Trust me there are way better books about Laura Ingalls Wilder out there. White has written a series of books on the Wilders and the Little House books, including:. They are now all available—with several other books he wrote about Christian living and family finances—as Kindle books on Amazon.
Since they engage Christianity, I may have to check out the first three books on this list for my project. Six of the chapters are transcripts from interviews White conducted with Ozark residents who knew Laura and Almanzo when they were living: White argues that since he lives in the Ozarks and is not a scholar or historian, he can give a perspective on the Wilders that is missing from other books about their lives:. Generally the people who write about Laura and the Little House books are not Ozarkers. They have chosen to be someplace else where life is fast and crowded and bustling.
Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Most people who write about Laura are academics and Laura Ingalls' Friends Remember Her: Memories From Laura's Ozarks Home - Kindle edition by Dan L. White. Download it once and read it on your. Laura Ingalls' Friends Remember Her: Memories From Laura's Ozarks Home [ Dan L. White] on domaine-solitude.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Laura Ingalls.
Therefore, when these writers pontificate about Laura, they write from quite a different view than she had. When you read writings about Laura, you are reading just as much about the writer as you are about Laura.
Sit down with their good friends and learn about Laura and Almanzo, down home and close up. This hit home somewhat. Gabrielle Gove rated it really liked it Mar 27, White lives with his family on a farm in the Ozarks near where Laura and Almanzo lived from to their deaths in and Kathryn marked it as to-read Dec 09,
This hit home somewhat. I live one half block from the city of Chicago. I work at a college that has around students, which is about the current population of Mansfield, Missouri.
One learns that he raised his family on a nearly self-sufficient farm in the Ozarks, that he and his wife homeschooled their children, that and all of them enjoyed the Little House books immensely. The author is obviously conservative by the way he injected his own views into the section dealing with Laura's politics. One person found this helpful. This in not what I expected, I was looking forward to a book chocked full of interviews.
Yes, there are some, but mostly it is the author espousing his own thinly veiled views. Trust me there are way better books about Laura Ingalls Wilder out there. This book offers an insight into the personal life of Laura in her last locale with interviews of her friends and neighbors.
It is delightful and this author is a lovely person who writes well and with inspiration for the reader. Beautiful book to add to my collection. So interesting to hear what people that knew Laura remember. I love my new Laura Ingles Wilder book. Excellent addition to my collection. See all 9 reviews. Most recent customer reviews. Published on June 12, Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
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