Catalog

Record Details

Catalog Search



The indifferent stars above : the harrowing saga of the Donner Party / Daniel James Brown.

Image of item

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Syracuse Turkey Creek Twp PL - Syracuse YA 978 BRO (Text) 50577011113731 YA, Non-Fiction Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette 978.02 BRO (Text) 31951004290299 2nd Floor - Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0061348112
  • ISBN: 9780061348112
  • Physical Description: xvi, 337 pages, 18 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: 1st Harper Perennial ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2010.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published: W. Morrow, 2009.
"P.S. insights , interviews & more" -- cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-337).
Formatted Contents Note:
A sprightly boy and a romping girl -- The barren earth -- The meager by the meager were devoured -- In the reproof of chance -- Appendix: The Donner Party encampments.
Summary, etc.:
A chronicle of the mid-nineteenth-century wagon train tragedy draws on the perspectives of one of its survivors, Sarah Graves, recounting how her new husband and she joined the Donner party on their California-bound journey and encountered violent perils, in an account that also offers insight into the scientific reasons that some died while others survived.
Subject: Fosdick, Sarah Graves, 1825-1871.
Donner Party.
Women pioneers > California > Biography.
Brides > California > Biography.
Pioneers > California > History > 19th century.
Overland journeys to the Pacific.
Frontier and pioneer life > California.
Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.) > History > 19th century.
Brown, Daniel James, 1951- > Travel > West (U.S.)
West (U.S.) > Description and travel.
Genre: Biographies.

Additional Resources