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The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of the Donner Party

The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of the Donner Party

Written by Daniel James Brown

Narrated by Michael Prichard


The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of the Donner Party

Written by Daniel James Brown

Narrated by Michael Prichard

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4.5/5 (48 ratings)
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10 hours
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Released:
Apr 2, 2019
ISBN:
9780062962225
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Description

From the number one best-selling author of The Boys in the Boat comes an unforgettable epic of family, tragedy, and survival on the American frontier.

In April of 1846, 21-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 14 others set out for California on snowshoes and over the next 32 days endured almost unfathomable hardships and horrors.

In this gripping narrative, New York Times best-selling 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.

Publisher:
Released:
Apr 2, 2019
ISBN:
9780062962225
Format:
Audiobook

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Also available as bookBook

About the author

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.


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    This book was recommended by Last Podcast On The Left when they were doing a few shows about The Donner Party. This book a wealth of knowledge on their epic/tragic journey. It almost reads like a novel, that's how riveting the story and people are. I really feel that this needs to be turned into a TV docu-series.

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