History of the Donner Party: A Tragedy of the Sierras

History of the Donner Party: A Tragedy of the Sierras

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by Charles F. McGlashan
     
 

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In 1846, a band of California-bound pioneers took a fateful shortcut that left them stranded and starving in the frigid Sierras, where some resorted to cannibalism. This gripping account by a newspaperman who interviewed survivors and studied the expedition members' journals reveals not only a stark tale of desperation but also inspiring acts of heroism.See more details below

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In 1846, a band of California-bound pioneers took a fateful shortcut that left them stranded and starving in the frigid Sierras, where some resorted to cannibalism. This gripping account by a newspaperman who interviewed survivors and studied the expedition members' journals reveals not only a stark tale of desperation but also inspiring acts of heroism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486287126
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
02/20/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
292,914
File size:
2 MB

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