The best land under heaven : the Donner Party in the age of Manifest Destiny
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New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2017].
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First edition.
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9780871407696, 0871407698
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xx, 455 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Adult Nonfiction - First Floor Display
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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An account of the 1846 Donner-Reed expedition reveals the true events surrounding the tragedy, profiling the adventurous characters who shaped the group and how various interpersonal factors led to their harrowing experiences.
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"In the eerily warm spring of 1846, George Donner placed this advertisement in a local newspaper as he and a restless caravan prepared for what they hoped would be the most rewarding journey of a lifetime. But in eagerly pursuing what would a century later become known as the "American dream," this optimistic-yet-motley crew of emigrants was met with a chilling nightmare; in the following months, their jingoistic excitement would be replaced by desperate cries for help that would fall silent in the deadly snow-covered mountains of the Sierra Nevada. We know these early pioneers as the Donner Party, a name that has elicited horror since the late 1840s. Now, celebrated historian Michael Wallis--beloved for his myth-busting portraits of legendary American figures--continues his life's work of parsing fact from fiction to tell the true story of one of the most embroidered sagas in Western history..."--Jacket.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Wallis, M. (2017). The best land under heaven: the Donner Party in the age of Manifest Destiny (First edition.). Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Wallis, Michael, 1945-. 2017. The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny. New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Wallis, Michael, 1945-. The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Wallis, Michael. The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny First edition., Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, 2017.

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