Ordeal by Hunger

Ordeal by Hunger

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Ordeal by Hunger 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book should be required reading for anyone interested in California history. The details are not pretty, but neither was their journey from Illinois to California. To make it even better, after you've read the book, drive from Reno to Sacramento, and along the way stop at the site of the Donner encampment. Look west (remember there was no interstate highway or even a dirt road back in the late 1840s) and realistically think about what your chances of survival would have been under the conditions they faced.
Judi1953 More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down. It was one of the most powerful I have ever read and almost unbelievable. The experience of the Donner Party is one that is impossible for most of us to imagine. There were passages that brought tears to my eyes. This book will leave you paralyzed with wonder and with horror. The Donner Party saga may be one of the greatest stories of all time that is both triumphant and terrible. The Donner Party was a group of 87 American pioneers who set out in a wagon train headed west for California, only to find themselves trapped by snow in the Sierra Nevada. The subsequent casualties were extremely high, and many of the survivors cannibalized members of the party who had already died. I highly recommend this book.
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