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Ordeal By Hunger - The Story of the Donner Party
Ordeal By Hunger - The Story of the Donner Party Author:George R. Stewart The hazardous journey of the Donner wagon train is one of the most amazing sagas of endurance to come out of the American West. — In 1846, eight-seven hardy pioneers set out overland to California along a new route. The desert killed their oxen and drove many of the settlers almost mad from thirst. The Sierras trapped them in bitter snows and s... more »torms. But their greatest ordeal was yet to come...
Newly revised and enlarged by the author, this is the complete story of that intrepid band of pioneers and their history-making journey, a journey "LIT UP WITH WHITE FIRES OF HIGH HEROISM." -- New York Herald-Tribune« less