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The Best Land Under Heaven

The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny

by Michael Wallis

Hardcover, 455 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $27.95 |

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The Best Land Under Heaven
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The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny
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Michael Wallis

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An account of the 1846 Donner-Reed expedition reveals the true events surrounding the tragedy, profiling the adventurous characters who shaped the group and how various interpersonal factors led to their harrowing experiences.

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