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The Donner Party

The Donner Party

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Published by Capstone Press in Mankato .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatE-book
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24290813M
ISBN 109781429610049
OCLC/WorldCa192048441

In the Donner Party story there are a few heroes among those families looking out only for themselves. One of my favorites is carriage-maker (or coffin-maker, according to some sources) William Henry Eddy (), whom I first met while reading Michael Wallis’s The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny. Donner and her surviving sisters raised each other in the San Francisco Bay Area until when she married Sherman Otis Houghton, the widower of another Donner Party survivor. Houghton became mayor of San Jose and a U.S. Congressman and Donner went on to write a book about the Donner Party’s demise.

  “One of the three or four finest book-length American poems ever-written.”—Poetry. First published in , The Donner Party is the story of a wagon train, led by George Donner, which set out from Springfield, Illinois, in , headed for California. George Keithley’s restrained and vivid narrative poem is a harrowing portrait of a group that was Brand: Braziller, George Inc. Thornton, J. Quinn, Oregon and California in , Harper Brothers, , was the first book account of the Donner Party. Thornton’s journal of his crossing with the Russell party in provides details of the Trail and the Donners and Reed up to .

The Donner Party was a group of California-bound American settlers caught up in the western expansion of the s. After becoming snowbound in the Sierra Nevada during the winter of , a number of the trapped settlers joined together in a final effort to reach California and organize a rescue party. In the summer of , the Donner Party left Missouri headed to California. The party started too late in the season, was burdened with overloaded wagons, possessed inadequate or inaccurate route information, and was hampered by bickering participants. Arriving at the Sierra Nevada as the early winter snows were falling, the party was marooned.


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Of results for Books: "donner party books" The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride (P.S.) by Daniel James Brown | The story of the Donner Party, the ill-fated wagon train that faced horrific circumstances on its way to California, is the subject of books, videos, and, now, Web sites.

Calabro's offering is a fine addition to the Donner Party canon and particularly well suited to its young audience, for whom the story of hardship and survival will be nothing /5(19).

Donner Dinner Party is a part of the Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales series, which are graphic novels based on various events in history, usually ones that are a bit weird or gruesome. Obviously, the story of the Donner Party is gruesome, but this graphic novel was not graphic (ha ha, you know what I mean)/5.

This book provides very little of that. If you have no intention of reading any other book on the Donner Party, then by all means, get this book.

You will enjoy it and the story of their travels and travails will give you a good background. But if you've read anything on the Donner Party, this book is not worth the money/5(3).

Needing a book to read, I decided to look it up on Amazon. Then I saw a different Donner Party book, then another then another, The Donner Party book now my afternoon is consumed by finding the VERY BEST ONE, because I just cannot cope with the idea of wasting The Donner Party book time on a sub par Donner Party book.

Seriously, that's how difficult I've made this decision. The three principal leaders of what came to be commonly called the Donner-Reed Party were the two Donner brothers, George and Jacob Donner, and James Reed, an Irish immigrant who struck it rich in.

The Donner Party was a group of 89 emigrants from Illinois who purportedly turned to cannibalism to survive after getting trapped by snowfall while on a westward journey in Forty-two members. of results for "the donner party book" Skip to main search results Amazon Prime. Eligible for Free Shipping.

The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride (P.S.) by Daniel James Brown | out of. The Donner Party has become a tragic icon of the American march west. From Independence, Missouri to Sutter's Fort, California, the party endured almost unimaginable hardship and suffering.

Author Frank Mullen Jr. gives us a day-by-day account of their struggle for survival as they journey across the trail/5(21). The book was written in when one of the Donner Party was still alive but author Stewart apparently had also researched in great detail the diaries and the journals of the settlers involved in this tragic event/5.

Fifty-nine people in the vanguard were forced to take refuge near Truckee Lake (now Donner Lake), while the rest of the party, consisting of 22, was snowbound in. 'The Hunger' is inspired by the Donner Party, in which American pioneers resorted to cannibalism to avoid starvation.

A star book review. The Donner-Reed party was large—with nearly 90 people—and had already taken plenty of time on the trail. By the time they got to Fort Bridger, they were determined to.

The Hunger by Alma Katsu is a G.P Putnams Sons publication. Deeply engrossing. The Donner Party is an epic tragedy that has been explored and analyzed for ages.

Its a gruesome and ghastly tale all on its own. But now, Alma Katsu has added a paranormal tint to the story which only adds yet another horrifying possibility into the mix/5. the party and traveled on to California alone, while his wife and children stayed with the main party.

Late October found the Donner Party in Truckee Meadows, near present-day Reno, Nevada. The local Paiute Indians were harass-ing them, and they were exhausted, demoral-ized, bitter and completely out of food. Then Charles Stanton, a bachelor.

The Best Land Under Heaven is incredibly I picked it up in a bookstore in Truckee in part because it was the staff pick—if you’re looking for a book on the Donner Party, the locals in an indie bookstore ought to know the contenders—and because of /5.

In July of that year, following the advice of a guide book written by a persuasive promoter named Lansford W. Hastings, the Donner party split off from the main body of emigrants heading for. For years I’ve waited for a book that delivers an in-depth information on a 19 th Century tragedy so great, its memory still dominates California’s pre-Gold Rush era history.

That event was the winter stranding of the Reed Donner Party high in the Sierra Nevada, the year before Gold was discovered by millwright James Marshall on the South Fork of the American River in Columa, CA. A fourth rescue party set out in late March but were soon stranded in a blinding snowstorm for several days.

On April 17th, the relief party reached the camps to find only Louis Keseberg alive among the mutilated remains of his former companions. Keseberg was the last member of the Donner Party to arrive at Sutter’s Fort on April 29th.

The short answer was 'A book about the Donner Party.' The long answer was, 'A book about the folly and arrogance of Manifest Destiny, as told through the eyes of its foot soldiers.' But if I’d.

Donner party, group of American pioneers stranded en route to California in The group was named for the expedition’s captain, George Donner. It was widely circulated that members of the party resorted to cannibalism after their food ran out, giving the party its lasting notoriety.Donner Party, group of emigrants to California who in the winter of –47 met with one of the most famous tragedies in Western history.

The California-bound families were mostly from Illinois and Iowa, and most prominent among them were the two Donner families and the Reed family.The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of the Donner Party by Daniel James Brown. Desperate Passage: The Donner Party’s Perilous Journey West by Ethan Rarick.

Info. The Donner-Reed Party was a pioneer wagon train which set out for California in May of and became snowbound in the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the winter of