Who really wrote ‘Little House on the Prairie?’

According to Rose Wilder Lane’s 1917 hagiographic biography of Henry Ford, the inventor of the iconic Model T and pioneer in modern assembly line techniques was first and foremost a down-to-earth farmer, son of the soil, and espouser of folksy American values.

Little House on the Prairie

That’s debatable, but what strikes the reader of Henry Ford’s Own Story: How a Farmer Boy Rose to the Power That Goes With Many Millions Yet Never Lost Touch With Humanity is how similar it is in both style and content to Lane’s far more famous collaboration: the beloved Little House children’s book series that she worked on with her mother, Laura Ingalls Wilder.

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