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4 edition of Donner Party found in the catalog.

Donner Party

by Scott Werther

  • 29 Want to read
  • 13 Currently reading

Published by Tandem Library .
Written in English


Edition Notes

High Interest Books: Survivor

ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7600836M
ISBN 100613587707
ISBN 109780613587709

This book presents an account of the Donner Party, a wagon train of about eighty-seven people who in July started off for California via a new, untried route through the Sierras. Unfortunately, this particular wagon train of pioneers would go down in history due to the horror and tragedy that it was to meet along its by: If I could blame one man for the deaths of 41 people in the Donner Party it would be Lansford Hastings, the creator, founder, director of the Hastings Cutoff disaster, circa Lansford was born in Ohio to wealthy parents who could trace their American origins back to the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He trained as [ ].

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.   "The story of the ill-fated Donner Party's trek across the country is the reverse image of Lewis and Clark's: seemingly everything that could go wrong, did go wrong—from bad leadership to disastrous choices, from fatal accidents to murderous fights, and finally a ghastly ordeal in the Sierra : Oxford University Press.

  Alma Katsu’s latest supernatural thriller is The Hunger, based on the Donner Party incident of , when a group of pioneers stranded in the Sierra Nevada resorted to cannibalism to survive a harsh winter. A former US senior intelligence analyst, Katsu’s known for her hybrid literary-historical bestsellers like The Taker, The Reckoning, and The Descent.   The Best Land Under Heaven NPR coverage of The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny by Michael Wallis. News, author interviews, critics' picks and : Michael Wallis.


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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 Donner Party book, 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 Party - Wikipedia. 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. 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, and now my afternoon is consumed by finding the VERY BEST ONE, because I just cannot cope with the idea of wasting my 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, Donner Party book 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.

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 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. 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.

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. 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.

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 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. 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.

Survivors and casualties. An exact accounting of the Donner Party is made difficult by deciding exactly when the Donner Party actually formed. The Party did not exist when its members crossed the Missouri River in May, George Donner was elected Captain of the Party at the Little Sandy River on Jbut several people joined the Party later, at Fort Bridger and in.

The Donner Party was a group of California-bound American settlers caught up in the "westering fever" of the s. After becoming snowbound in the Sierra Nevada in the winter ofsome.

“One of the three or four finest book-length American poems ever-written.”—Poetry. First published inThe Donner Party is the story of a wagon train, led by George Donner, which set out from Springfield, Illinois, inheaded for California.

George Keithley’s restrained and vivid narrative poem is a harrowing portrait of a group that was Brand: Braziller, George Inc.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.