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Ordeal by Hunger: the Story of the Donner Party - George R. Stewart
Ordeal by Hunger: the Story of the Donner Party
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Hope. Hardship. Cannibalism. Incorporating the diaries of the Donner party survivors and other contemporary documents, 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.... show more
Hope. Hardship. Cannibalism. Incorporating the diaries of the Donner party survivors and other contemporary documents, 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. "Excellent."--New York Times.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780395611593 (0395611598)
ASIN: 395611598
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
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Randolph "Dilda" Carter
Randolph "Dilda" Carter rated it
4.5 Horror Story
True life horror story of the Donner Party emigrants that end up stranded in the Sierra Nevada mountains in 1846. Originally written in 1936 and revised in 1961, it pulls no punches while still maintaining an objectivity that avoids lurid sensationalism. A bit dated in style and ethnic sensitivity. ...
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