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Author Brown, Daniel, 1951-

Title The indifferent stars above : the harrowing saga of a Donner Party bride / Daniel James Brown.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : William Morrow, 2010, c2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Non-Fiction  979.403 Bro    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xiv, 337 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-337).
Summary A chronicle of the mid-nineteenth-century wagon train tragedy draws on the perspectives of one of its survivors, Sarah Graves, recounting how her new husband and she joined the Donner party on their California-bound journey and encountered violent perils, in an account that also offers insight into the scientific reasons that some died while others survived.
Contents A sprightly boy and a romping girl -- The barren earth -- The meager by the meager were devoured -- In the reproof of chance -- Appendix: The Donner Party encampments.
Source NBK 9/15 PPL
Subject Fosdick, Sarah Graves, 1825-1871.
Donner Party.
Women pioneers -- California -- Biography.
Brides -- California -- Biography.
Pioneers -- California -- History -- 19th century.
Overland journeys to the Pacific.
Frontier and pioneer life -- California.
Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.) -- History -- 19th century.
Brown, Daniel, 1951- -- Travel -- West (U.S.)
West (U.S.) -- Description and travel.
ISBN 9780061348112 (pbk.)

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