His fluid prose and narrative style are reminiscent of the great Steven Ambrose.
His childhood was like that of a tumbleweed, he started in Iowa and then bounced around the great states of the West, including Canada's Saskatchewan.
If God can work through the hands of these imperfect men, and I believe he did, he can certainly work through me.
Excellent historical account of the Mormon Trail experience, from beginning to end. I even discovered that one of my ancestors was the leader of the first push cart expedition. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Pam
Stegner was not a Mormon, but as a boy he was a member of a Mormon Boy Scout troop. In order to write this book at all, he had to get permission to see the manuscripts held by the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by othoniaboys
I picked this book up somewhere during my years of trucking out there, and it made the American West come alive for me. Stegner is a first-rate writer by any standard.Published 10 months ago by A Morgan
Wallace Stegner grew up in Utah as a non-Mormon. He had admiration for his Mormon friends and their history but didn't share their faith... Read morePublished 11 months ago by M.E.Anderson
ARIVED ON TIME, WAS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION, HAD A LOT OF GOOD INFORMATION IN IT. I ENJOYED READING IT.Published 12 months ago by Granny Smith
this book was well researched and comprehensive. I learned new things from it and it held my interest. I can recommend it to anyone interested in history.Published 16 months ago by Kellly Heiner
For a non-Mormon here in Albuquerque, their presence is most easily noted when one see two earnest young men, in the fading days of their teens, white shirt, tie, sometimes... Read morePublished on November 19, 2010 by John P. Jones III
Wonderful story of a complex group of religionists with the trail as background. Great reading.Published on September 10, 2010 by R. Johnson
This book is hard to read. The author's style is very sophisticated. There's too much uncommon vocabulary that is difficult to discern in context (i.e. it has to be looked up). Read morePublished on October 26, 2009 by Bill Bass