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Ordeal by Hunger

Ordeal by Hunger

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by George R. Stewart
     
 

ISBN-10: 0395611598

ISBN-13: 9780395611593

Pub. Date: 01/28/1992

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


The tragedy of the Donner party constitutes one of the most amazing stories of the American West. In 1846 eighty-seven people -- men, women, and children -- set out for California, persuaded to attempt a new overland route. After struggling across the desert, losing many oxen, and nearly dying of thirst, they reached the very summit of the Sierras, only to be

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The tragedy of the Donner party constitutes one of the most amazing stories of the American West. In 1846 eighty-seven people -- men, women, and children -- set out for California, persuaded to attempt a new overland route. After struggling across the desert, losing many oxen, and nearly dying of thirst, they reached the very summit of the Sierras, only to be trapped by blinding snow and bitter storms. Many perished; some survived by resorting to cannibalism; all were subjected to unbearable suffering. Incorporating the diaries of the survivors and other contemporary documents, George Stewart wrote the definitive history of that ill-fated band of pioneers; an astonishing account of what human beings may endure and achieve in the final press of circumstance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395611593
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
01/28/1992
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
218,078
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.04(d)

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