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History of the Donner Party

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"Historians owe much to the patient industry of McGlashan, who brought together the facts of the tragic Donner episode. . . . McGlashan's work will remain the standard, as well as the pioneer, presentation of facts. The editors have made a notable contribution in their lengthy introduction as well as in the maps, editors' notes, and bilbiography."--The American Historical Review "The author's account is still the best available on that famous expedition."--Lake Charles American Press

Originally published in 1880, McGlashan's History of the Donner Party remains in steady demand as an authoritative account of the tragic episode. The editors have added newly discovered information and photographs to their foreword, which is based on material in family documents and on the authors own recollections. The name of the Donner Party has come to symbolize the struggle of all pioneers, for the Donner experiences were the acme of horror, despair, and suffering. This chronicle is a towering tribute to the band of pioneers who struggled over deserts and the High Sierra toward California during the rugged winter of 1846-47. The disasters they endured form a bold contrast to the comfort and safety of the present-day Donner Lake region. Mr. McGlashan was a contemporary of the Donner Party's children. From the many survivors of the expedition whom he knew and interviewed, from a personal knowledge of the route followed, from more than a thousand letters written to him by survivors, and from consultations with still-living authors of older works on the subject. McGlashan was able to verify the facts and write a book from the point of view of the survivors themselves.


Titel: History of the Donner Party
Untertitel: A Tragedy of the Sierra
EAN: 9780804703666
ISBN: 978-0-8047-0366-6
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Ingram Publishers Services
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 352
Gewicht: 540g
Größe: H218mm x B146mm x T28mm
Jahr: 1940
Auflage: Revised Ed.



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