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The gathering of Zion : the story of the Mormon Trail

Author: Wallace Stegner
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©1964.
Series: American trails series (McGraw-Hill Book Company)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Documented historical account of the Trail, westward--from Nauvoo, Illinois, to Salt Lake City, during the early period of Mormon migrations, 1845-1869.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stegner, Wallace, 1909-1993.
Gathering of Zion.
New York : McGraw-Hill, ©1964
(OCoLC)988183120
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wallace Stegner
ISBN: 0803292139 9780803292130
OCLC Number: 711219
Description: 331 pages, [4] leaves of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. By the waters of Babylon. "Is there no help for the widow's son?" --
As soon as the grass grows and water runs --
Sugar Creek --
Go down, Moses --
We wept when we remembered Zion --
Poor camp --
All is well --
pt. 2. The mountain of the Lord's house. Rendezvous on the Elkhorn --
The endless Platte Valley --
The dreary Black Hills --
"Like Moses from Pisgay's top" --
"The whole route having been carefully measured ..." --
The gathering-up of Zion --
Artist in transit --
Ordeal by handcart --
Victims, heroes, and scapegoats --
The man that ate the pack saddle --
War and peace --
Pilgrimage road.
Series Title: American trails series (McGraw-Hill Book Company)
Responsibility: by Wallace Stegner.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Wallace Stegner tells about a thousand-mile migration marked by hardship and sudden death - but unique in American history for its purpose, discipline, and solidarity.  Read more...

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