Desperate Passage: The Donner Party's Perilous Journey West

Valutazione media 4,01
( su 1.859 valutazioni fornite da GoodReads )
 
9780195383317: Desperate Passage: The Donner Party's Perilous Journey West

In late October 1846, the last wagon train of that year's westward migration stopped overnight before resuming its arduous climb over the Sierra Nevada Mountains, unaware that a fearsome storm was gathering force. After months of grueling travel, the 81 men, women and children would be trapped for a brutal winter with little food and only primitive shelter. The conclusion is known: by spring of the next year, the Donner Party was synonymous with the most harrowing extremes of human survival. But until now, the full story of what happened—and what it tells us about human nature and about America's westward expansion—remained shrouded in myth.
Drawing on fresh archeological evidence, recent research on topics ranging from survival rates to snowfall totals, and heartbreaking letters and diaries made public by descendants a century-and-a-half after the tragedy, Ethan Rarick offers an intimate portrait of the Donner party and their unimaginable ordeal: a mother who must divide her family, a little girl who shines with courage, a devoted wife who refuses to abandon her husband, a man who risks his life merely to keep his word. Rarick resists both the gruesomely sensationalist accounts of the Donner party as well as later attempts to turn the survivors into archetypal pioneer heroes. "The Donner Party," Rarick writes, "is a story of hard decisions that were neither heroic nor villainous. Often, the emigrants displayed a more realistic and typically human mixture of generosity and selfishness, an alloy born of necessity."
A fast-paced, heart-wrenching, clear-eyed narrative history, Desperate Passage casts new light on one of America's most horrific encounters between the dream of a better life and the harsh realities such dreams so often must confront.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

About the Author:

Ethan Rarick has written about politics, crime, business and sports throughout the West. His work has appeared in many publications, including the Los Angles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle, and he is the author of California Rising: The Life and Times of Pat Brown. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Contenuti:

  • List of Characters
  • Prologue
  • Journey
  • Tribulation
  • Salvation
  • Author's Note
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Rarick, Ethan
Editore: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN 10: 0195383311 ISBN 13: 9780195383317
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 5
Da
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press Inc. Paperback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, Desperate Passage: The Donner Party's Perilous Journey West, Ethan Rarick, In late October 1846, the last wagon train of that year's westward migration stopped overnight before resuming its arduous climb over the Sierra Nevada Mountains, unaware that a fearsome storm was gathering force. After months of grueling travel, the 81 men, women and children would be trapped for a brutal winter with little food and only primitive shelter. The conclusion is known: by spring of the next year, the Donner Party was synonymous with the most harrowing extremes of human survival. But until now, the full story of what happened-and what it tells us about human nature and about America's westward expansion-remained shrouded in myth. Drawing on fresh archeological evidence, recent research on topics ranging from survival rates to snowfall totals, and heartbreaking letters and diaries made public by descendants a century-and-a-half after the tragedy, Ethan Rarick offers an intimate portrait of the Donner party and their unimaginable ordeal: a mother who must divide her family, a little girl who shines with courage, a devoted wife who refuses to abandon her husband, a man who risks his life merely to keep his word. Rarick resists both the gruesomely sensationalist accounts of the Donner party as well as later attempts to turn the survivors into archetypal pioneer heroes. "The Donner Party," Rarick writes, "is a story of hard decisions that were neither heroic nor villainous. Often, the emigrants displayed a more realistic and typically human mixture of generosity and selfishness, an alloy born of necessity." A fast-paced, heart-wrenching, clear-eyed narrative history, Desperate Passage casts new light on one of America's most horrific encounters between the dream of a better life and the harsh realities such dreams so often must confront. Codice libro della libreria B9780195383317

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 9,17
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 6,98
Da: Regno Unito a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Rarick, Ethan
Editore: OUP USA (2009)
ISBN 10: 0195383311 ISBN 13: 9780195383317
Nuovi Quantità: 2
Da
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro OUP USA, 2009. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria FU-9780195383317

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 10,23
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 11,74
Da: Regno Unito a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Rarick, Ethan
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0195383311 ISBN 13: 9780195383317
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. Condizione libro: New. Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 0195383311

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 10,25
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 13,94
Da: U.S.A. a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

Rarick, Ethan
Editore: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN 10: 0195383311 ISBN 13: 9780195383317
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 20
Da
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Paperback. 304 pages. In late October 1846, the last wagon train of that years westward migration stopped overnight before resuming its arduous climb over the Sierra Nevada Mountains, unaware that a fearsome storm was gathering force. After months of grueling travel, the 81 men, women and children would be trapped for a brutal winter with little food and only primitive shelter. The conclusion is known: by spring of the next year, the Donner Party was synonymous with the most harrowing extremes of human survival. But until now, the full story of what happened--and what it tells us about human nature and about Americas westward expansion--remained shrouded in myth. Drawing on fresh archeological evidence, recent research on topics ranging from survival rates to snowfall totals, and heartbreaking letters and diaries made public by descendants a century-and-a-half after the tragedy, Ethan Rarick offers an intimate portrait of the Donner party and their unimaginable ordeal: a mother who must divide her family, a little girl who shines with courage, a devoted wife who refuses to abandon her husband, a man who risks his life merely to keep his word. Rarick resists both the gruesomely sensationalist accounts of the Donner party as well as later attempts to turn the survivors into archetypal pioneer heroes. The Donner Party, Rarick writes, is a story of hard decisions that were neither heroic nor villainous. Often, the emigrants displayed a more realistic and typically human mixture of generosity and selfishness, an alloy born of necessity. A fast-paced, heart-wrenching, clear-eyed narrative history, Desperate Passage casts new light on one of Americas most horrific encounters between the dream of a better life and the harsh realities such dreams so often must confront. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Codice libro della libreria 9780195383317

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 13,30
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 12,04
Da: U.S.A. a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Rarick, Ethan
Editore: Oxford University Press (2009)
ISBN 10: 0195383311 ISBN 13: 9780195383317
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 3
Da
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria INGM9780195383317

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 14,94
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 13,01
Da: U.S.A. a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Rarick, Ethan
Editore: Oxford University Press, USA (2009)
ISBN 10: 0195383311 ISBN 13: 9780195383317
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. First Paperback Edition. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0195383311

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 16,51
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 13,01
Da: U.S.A. a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

Rarick, Ethan
Editore: Oxford Univ Pr (2009)
ISBN 10: 0195383311 ISBN 13: 9780195383317
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford Univ Pr, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. first paperback edition edition. 304 pages. 9.25x6.00x1.00 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria __0195383311

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 13,00
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 17,60
Da: Regno Unito a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Rarick, Ethan
Editore: OUP USA (2009)
ISBN 10: 0195383311 ISBN 13: 9780195383317
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
Media Mall
(Fyshwick, ACT, Australia)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro OUP USA, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 15.5 x 23.5 cm. Our orders are sent from our warehouse locally or directly from our international distributors to allow us to offer you the best possible price and delivery time. Book. Codice libro della libreria MM-60029068

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 25,08
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 16,64
Da: Australia a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Rarick, Ethan
Editore: Oxford University Press (2009)
ISBN 10: 0195383311 ISBN 13: 9780195383317
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0195383311

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 34,21
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 8,36
Da: U.S.A. a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Rarick, Ethan
ISBN 10: 0195383311 ISBN 13: 9780195383317
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 152mm x 20mm x 231mm. Paperback. In late October 1846, the last wagon train of that year's westward migration stopped overnight before resuming its arduous climb over the Sierra Nevada Mountains, unaware that a fears.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 288 pages. 0.454. Codice libro della libreria 9780195383317

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 18,61
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 26,02
Da: U.S.A. a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro