The Resource The best land under heaven : the Donner Party in the age of Manifest Destiny, Michael Wallis, (electronic resource)

The best land under heaven : the Donner Party in the age of Manifest Destiny, Michael Wallis, (electronic resource)

Label
The best land under heaven : the Donner Party in the age of Manifest Destiny
Title
The best land under heaven
Title remainder
the Donner Party in the age of Manifest Destiny
Statement of responsibility
Michael Wallis
Title variation
Donner Party in the age of Manifest Destiny
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • "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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wallis, Michael
Dewey number
978/.02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F868.N5
LC item number
W36 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Donner Party
  • Pioneers
  • Pioneers
  • Overland journeys to the Pacific
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Donner Party
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Overland journeys to the Pacific
  • Pioneers
  • Overland journeys to the Pacific
  • Donner Party
  • Pioneers
  • Pioneers
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)
  • California
  • United States
  • United States, West
  • Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev)
Label
The best land under heaven : the Donner Party in the age of Manifest Destiny, Michael Wallis, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3
  • 181
  • 32
  • Perseverance, October 21-30, 1846
  • 194
  • 4
  • Out of Time
  • 33
  • Snowbound, November 1846
  • 205
  • 34
  • Gray Gold
  • Desperate Times, Desperate Measures, November-December 1846
  • 217
  • 35
  • Forlorn Hope, December 1846
  • 230
  • 36
  • Camp of Death, December 1846
  • 240
  • 37
  • Starving Time, January 1847
  • 16
  • 250
  • 38
  • In Dire Straits, January-February 1847
  • 262
  • 39
  • Man on a Mission January-February-1847
  • 269
  • 40
  • To the Rescue, February 1847
  • 278
  • 4
  • 41
  • First Relief
  • 282
  • 42
  • Second Relief
  • 292
  • 43
  • Third Relief
  • 339
  • 44
  • Snake Heads
  • Fourth Relief
  • 351
  • 22
  • 5
  • California Dreaming
  • 27
  • 6
  • 1
  • Bold Plunge
  • 33
  • 7
  • Wagons Ho! April 1846
  • 39
  • 8
  • Farewell, April 14-15, 1846
  • 42
  • 9
  • Independence Bound, April 15-May 10, 1846
  • Call of the West
  • 48
  • 2
  • Journey
  • 10
  • Queen City of the Trails, May 10-12, 1846
  • 55
  • 11
  • Indian Country, May 12-18, 1846
  • 60
  • 12
  • 1
  • Soldier Creek, May 19, 1846
  • 65
  • 13
  • Others, May 20, 1846
  • 70
  • 14
  • People of the South Wind, May 21-24, 1846
  • 75
  • 15
  • Alcove Spring, May 25-29, 1846
  • A Migrating People
  • 82
  • 16
  • Rhetoric of Fear, May 30-June 2, 1846
  • 89
  • 17
  • Ebb and Flow, June 3-7, 1846
  • 95
  • 18
  • On the Platte, June 8-10, 1846
  • 100
  • 5
  • 19
  • Life Goes On, June 10-15, 1846
  • 103
  • 20
  • A Letter from Tamzene Donner, June 16, 1846
  • 112
  • 3
  • Promised Land
  • 21
  • Change of Command, June 16-19, 1846
  • 2
  • 117
  • 22
  • Chasing Mirages, June 10-25, 1846
  • 122
  • 23
  • Sage Advice, June 26-27, 1846
  • 126
  • 24
  • A Sense of Urgency, June 28-July 12, 1846
  • 133
  • Best Land Under Heaven
  • 25
  • Parting of the Ways, July 13-19, 1846
  • 141
  • 26
  • Donner Party, July 20-28, 1846
  • 147
  • 27
  • Betrayed, July 28-31, 1846
  • 150
  • 28
  • 8
  • Hastings Cutoff, August 1-22, 1846
  • 157
  • 29
  • Fearful Long Drive, August 23-September 10, 1846
  • 164
  • 30
  • Race against Time, September 11-October 4, 1846
  • 175
  • 31
  • Blood Rage, October 5-20, 1846
Control code
ocn989517923
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 455 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780871407702
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
442860A9-73F1-4826-909C-66828067BB00
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o989517923
  • (OCoLC)989517923
Label
The best land under heaven : the Donner Party in the age of Manifest Destiny, Michael Wallis, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3
  • 181
  • 32
  • Perseverance, October 21-30, 1846
  • 194
  • 4
  • Out of Time
  • 33
  • Snowbound, November 1846
  • 205
  • 34
  • Gray Gold
  • Desperate Times, Desperate Measures, November-December 1846
  • 217
  • 35
  • Forlorn Hope, December 1846
  • 230
  • 36
  • Camp of Death, December 1846
  • 240
  • 37
  • Starving Time, January 1847
  • 16
  • 250
  • 38
  • In Dire Straits, January-February 1847
  • 262
  • 39
  • Man on a Mission January-February-1847
  • 269
  • 40
  • To the Rescue, February 1847
  • 278
  • 4
  • 41
  • First Relief
  • 282
  • 42
  • Second Relief
  • 292
  • 43
  • Third Relief
  • 339
  • 44
  • Snake Heads
  • Fourth Relief
  • 351
  • 22
  • 5
  • California Dreaming
  • 27
  • 6
  • 1
  • Bold Plunge
  • 33
  • 7
  • Wagons Ho! April 1846
  • 39
  • 8
  • Farewell, April 14-15, 1846
  • 42
  • 9
  • Independence Bound, April 15-May 10, 1846
  • Call of the West
  • 48
  • 2
  • Journey
  • 10
  • Queen City of the Trails, May 10-12, 1846
  • 55
  • 11
  • Indian Country, May 12-18, 1846
  • 60
  • 12
  • 1
  • Soldier Creek, May 19, 1846
  • 65
  • 13
  • Others, May 20, 1846
  • 70
  • 14
  • People of the South Wind, May 21-24, 1846
  • 75
  • 15
  • Alcove Spring, May 25-29, 1846
  • A Migrating People
  • 82
  • 16
  • Rhetoric of Fear, May 30-June 2, 1846
  • 89
  • 17
  • Ebb and Flow, June 3-7, 1846
  • 95
  • 18
  • On the Platte, June 8-10, 1846
  • 100
  • 5
  • 19
  • Life Goes On, June 10-15, 1846
  • 103
  • 20
  • A Letter from Tamzene Donner, June 16, 1846
  • 112
  • 3
  • Promised Land
  • 21
  • Change of Command, June 16-19, 1846
  • 2
  • 117
  • 22
  • Chasing Mirages, June 10-25, 1846
  • 122
  • 23
  • Sage Advice, June 26-27, 1846
  • 126
  • 24
  • A Sense of Urgency, June 28-July 12, 1846
  • 133
  • Best Land Under Heaven
  • 25
  • Parting of the Ways, July 13-19, 1846
  • 141
  • 26
  • Donner Party, July 20-28, 1846
  • 147
  • 27
  • Betrayed, July 28-31, 1846
  • 150
  • 28
  • 8
  • Hastings Cutoff, August 1-22, 1846
  • 157
  • 29
  • Fearful Long Drive, August 23-September 10, 1846
  • 164
  • 30
  • Race against Time, September 11-October 4, 1846
  • 175
  • 31
  • Blood Rage, October 5-20, 1846
Control code
ocn989517923
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 455 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780871407702
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
442860A9-73F1-4826-909C-66828067BB00
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o989517923
  • (OCoLC)989517923

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