The Donner Party's Perilous Journey WestBook - 2009
Drawing on fresh archeological evidence, recent research on topics ranging from survival rates to snowfall totals, and heartbreaking letters and diaries made public by descendants a century-and-a-half after the tragedy, Ethan Rarick offers an intimate portrait of the Donner party--ninety pioneers who became stranded in the Sierra Nevada mountains in the winter of 1846-47-- and their unimaginable ordeal.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009, ©2008
Branch Call Number: 978.02 RAR
Characteristics: 288 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 23 cm