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Ordeal by Hunger The Story of the Donner Party

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ISBN-10: 0395611598

ISBN-13: 9780395611593

Edition: 1991

Authors: George R. Stewart

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 1/30/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

George R. Stewart (1895-1980) taught for more than fifty years at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Pickett's Charge, Earth Abides, and numerous other books of history, biography, and fiction.