Desperate Passage: The Donner Party's Perilous Journey West
Written by Ethan Rarick, this book is one of our top sellers!
"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.
This book is a 2019 Staff Pick!Read what Linsey has to say:
"I thought I knew all there was about the Donner Party. This fascinating book probed me wrong. I'll never take for granted my ability to quickly drive over the Sierras again!" -- Linsey