Desperate Passage: The Donner Party's Perilous Journey West
Desperate Passage: The Donner Party’s Perilous Journey West by Ethan Rarick

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What an interesting read. We all know about the Donner party and basically what happened to them but the details chronicled in this book are amazing. Details are taken from diaries, interviews with survivors and rescuers, and other reliable sources. So many things I did not know. How they got in the position they were in. Bad choices, bad advice. Difficult Sophie’s Choice type choices having to be made. Heroics, cowardice. Everything is in this true life tale from the pioneer days. Definitely worth reading.

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