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The indifferent stars above : the harrowing saga of a Donner Party bride

Author: Daniel James Brown
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Sarah Graves Fosdick; Daniel James Brown; Daniel James Brown; Sarah Graves Fosdick
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel James Brown
ISBN: 9780061348105 0061348104
OCLC Number: 259754286
Description: xiv, 337 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: Daniel James Brown.
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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.

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