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Make no mistake...this is a true life horror story. It was well researched and brought the characters to life but it reminded me of a bad car accident. Read morePublished 11 days ago by chicagoguy
Such an amazing book. Makes you realize this can happen to anyone-and occasionally still does. I still think of it, and the poor people involved.Published 15 days ago by Carol Sylvia
As others have said, the book falls short on its main selling point, being the story through the eye of one its participants. Read morePublished 22 days ago by K. Goldstein
A good read ! I enjoyed this book because of the insight the author provided regarding hypothermia, starvation, weather, etc. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Badbob52
Loved this well-written book because I'm fascinated by anything Donner.
Interesting that the author has a personal tie to one of the survivors.
Best book I've read in a while! While some people have complained about the details of everyday life, that is exactly what I liked. Very well researched and well written. Read morePublished 1 month ago by K. M. Carr
Excellent read! I stayed up half the night reading this book. It is incredible what these people experienced and survived.Published 1 month ago by Zandra Hall
I was taken by the way the author used the family members to put the reader right in the middle of the whole ordeal, from leaving home to getting stranded, and rescue for some. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Troncon
A detailed history of one persson's adventures as she traveled to California. Somehow I had the idea that people simply climbed on the covered wagons and rode to California behind... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Charles W. Holcomb