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The Indifferent Stars Above

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In this gripping narrative, Brown reveals the extremes of endurance that underlie the history of this nation, and more than that,... Weiterlesen
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Zusatztext In this gripping narrative, Brown reveals the extremes of endurance that underlie the history of this nation, and more than that, of humanity in any part of the world, even today, surviving great peril in search of a better life. Informationen zum Autor Daniel James Brown is the author of The Boys in the Boat and Under a Flaming Sky: The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894 . He lives in the country east of Redmond, Washington, with his wife and two daughters. Klappentext From the #1 bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat comes an unforgettable epic of family, tragedy, and survival on the American frontier An ideal pairing of talent and material. Engrossing. A deft and ambitious storyteller. Mary Roach, New York Times Book Review In April of 1846, twenty-one-year-old Sarah Graves, intent on a better future, set out west from Illinois with her new husband, her parents, and eight siblings. Seven months later, after joining a party of pioneers led by George Donner, they reached the Sierra Nevada Mountains as the first heavy snows of the season closed the pass ahead of them. In early December, starving and desperate, Sarah and fourteen others set out for California on snowshoes, and, over the next thirty-two days, endured almost unfathomable hardships and horrors. In this gripping narrative, New York Times bestselling author Daniel James Brown sheds new light on one of the most legendary events in American history. Following every painful footstep of Sarah's journey with the Donner Party, Brown produces a tale both spellbinding and richly informative. Zusammenfassung From the #1 bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat comes an unforgettable epic of family! tragedy! and survival on the American frontier An ideal pairing of talent and material. Engrossing. A deft and ambitious storyteller. Mary Roach! New York Times Book Review In April of 1846! twenty-one-year-old Sarah Graves! intent on a better future! set out west from Illinois with her new husband! her parents! and eight siblings. Seven months later! after joining a party of pioneers led by George Donner! they reached the Sierra Nevada Mountains as the first heavy snows of the season closed the pass ahead of them. In early December! starving and desperate! Sarah and fourteen others set out for California on snowshoes! and! over the next thirty-two days! endured almost unfathomable hardships and horrors. In this gripping narrative! New York Times bestselling author Daniel James Brown sheds new light on one of the most legendary events in American history. Following every painful footstep of Sarah's journey with the Donner Party! Brown produces a tale both spellbinding and richly informative. ...

Autorentext

Daniel James Brown is the author of The Boys in the Boat and Under a Flaming Sky: The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894. He lives in the country east of Redmond, Washington, with his wife and two daughters.



Klappentext

From the #1 bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat comes an unforgettable epic of family, tragedy, and survival on the American frontier

“An ideal pairing of talent and material.… Engrossing.… A deft and ambitious storyteller.” – Mary Roach, New York Times Book Review

In April of 1846, twenty-one-year-old Sarah Graves, intent on a better future, set out west from Illinois with her new husband, her parents, and eight siblings. Seven months later, after joining a party of pioneers led by George Donner, they reached the Sierra Nevada Mountains as the first heavy snows of the season closed the pass ahead of them. In early December, starving and desperate, Sarah and fourteen others set out for California on snowshoes, and, over the next thirty-two days, endured almost unfathomable hardships and horrors.

In this gripping narrative, New York Times bestselling author Daniel James Brown sheds new light on one of the most legendary events in American history. Following every painful footstep of Sarah’s journey with the Donner Party, Brown produces a tale both spellbinding and richly informative.



Zusammenfassung

From the #1 bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat comes an unforgettable epic of family, tragedy, and survival on the American frontier

“An ideal pairing of talent and material.… Engrossing.… A deft and ambitious storyteller.” – Mary Roach, New York Times Book Review

In April of 1846, twenty-one-year-old Sarah Graves, intent on a better future, set out west from Illinois with her new husband, her parents, and eight siblings. Seven months later, after joining a party of pioneers led by George Donner, they reached the Sierra Nevada Mountains as the first heavy snows of the season closed the pass ahead of them. In early December, starving and desperate, Sarah and fourteen others set out for California on snowshoes, and, over the next thirty-two days, endured almost unfathomable hardships and horrors.

In this gripping narrative, New York Times bestselling author Daniel James Brown sheds new light on one of the most legendary events in American history. Following every painful footstep of Sarah’s journey with the Donner Party, Brown produces a tale both spellbinding and richly informative.

Produktinformationen

Titel: The Indifferent Stars Above
Untertitel: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride
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EAN: 9780061774737
ISBN: 978-0-06-177473-7
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Harper Collins (US)
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 576
Gewicht: 584g
Größe: H227mm x B150mm x T40mm
Jahr: 2009