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The greatest undersea adventure of the 20th century.The Ice Diaries tells the incredible true story of Captain William R. Anderson and his crew's harrowing top-secret mission aboard the USS Nautilus, the world's first nuclear-powered submarine. Bristling with newly classified, never-before-published information and photos from the captain's personal collection, The Ice Diaries takes readers on a dangerous journey beneath the vast, unexplored Arctic ice cap during the height of the Cold War."Captain Anderson and the crew of the USS Nautilus exemplified daring and boldness in taking their boat beneath the Arctic ice to the North Pole. This expertly told story captures the drama, danger, and importance of that monumental achievement." ?Capt. Stanley D. M. Carpenter, Professor of Strategy and Policy, United States Naval War College"Few maritime exploits in history have so startled the world as the silent, secret transpolar voyage of the U.S. Navy's nuclear submarine Nautilus, and none since the age of Columbus and Vasco da Gama has opened, in one bold stroke, so vast and forbidding an area of the seas." ?Paul O'Neil, Life magazine
(back of book) The Little House series introduced millions of readers to the beloved world of Laura Ingalls Wilder. From her very young days on the prairie to her golden years with her husband, Almanzo, Laura has become a friend to all who read her classic books. Here, noted Wilder historian William Anderson takes a fresh look at Laura in the days of her youth, and gives a detailed account of the events her cherished books describe. In these pages we learn what historic events inspired Laura to write her stories and what happens to her after the last Little House book ends. This book is sure to satisfy the most curious fans who long to know even more about Laura's adventurous pioneer life!
Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the classic Little House books that have delighted millions of readers, was first encouraged to write about her early days on the frontier by her daughter, Rose. This collection is comprised of Laura's early autobiographical pieces along with stories and essays by Rose, an award-winning writer who herself wrote about growing up on the family farm. From log cabins and covered wagons to the hardworking farm life that Laura and Rose fondly recall, A Little House Sampler is a vivid and personal testament to nearly one hundred years of American life and history as seen by two remarkable women.
Available for the first time and collected in one volume, the letters of one of America's most beloved authors, Laura Ingalls Wilder--a treasure trove that offers new and unexpected understanding of her life and work.The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder is a vibrant, deeply personal portrait of this revered American author, illuminating her thoughts, travels, philosophies, writing career, and dealings with family, friends, and fans as never before.This is a fresh look at the adult life of the author in her own words. Gathered from museums and archives and personal collections, the letters span over sixty years of Wilder's life, from 1894-1956 and shed new light on Wilder's day-to-day life. Here we see her as a businesswoman and author--including her beloved Little House books, her legendary editor, Ursula Nordstrom, and her readers--as a wife, and as a friend. In her letters, Wilder shares her philosophies, political opinions, and reminiscences of life as a frontier child. Also included are letters to her daughter, writer Rose Wilder Lane, who filled a silent role as editor and collaborator while the famous Little House books were being written.Wilder biographer William Anderson collected and researched references throughout these letters and the result is an invaluable historical collection, tracing Wilder's life through the final days of covered wagon travel, her life as a farm woman, a country journalist, Depression-era author, and years of fame as the writer of the Little House books. This collection is a sequel to her beloved books, and a snapshot into twentieth-century living. and copied some that she liked.And Pa had written two songs. "The Blue Juniata" and "Mary of the Wild Moor." Any time you want them, I'll send you copies. He signed the songs and the date is 1860. The whole songs are there. "Blue Juniata" is not much like the printed one we had when I used it [in Little House on the Prairie] but it is as I remember hearing it. I have never seen or heard it anywhere else. So is the other but I have never seen nor heard it anywhere else."Oh father, dear father, come down and open the door. But watch dogs did howl and the village bells tolled and the winds blew across the wild moor.". . .I can't work on my book in the evening, because if I do, I can't sleep. . . .Lots and lots of love my dear,Mama Bess