9780486479033

History of the Donner Party A Tragedy of the Sierras

  • ISBN 13:

    9780486479033

  • ISBN 10:

    048647903X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 02/20/2013
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

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Summary

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

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