“An ideal pairing of talent and material.… Engrossing.… A deft and ambitious storyteller.” – Mary Roach, New York Times Book Review
In April of 1846, twenty-one-year-old Sarah Graves, intent on a better future, set out west from Illinois with her new husband, her parents, and eight siblings. Seven months later, after joining a party of pioneers led by George Donner, they reached the Sierra Nevada Mountains as the first heavy snows of the season closed the pass ahead of them. In early December, starving and desperate, Sarah and fourteen others set out for California on snowshoes, and, over the next thirty-two days, endured almost unfathomable hardships and horrors.
In this gripping narrative, New York Times bestselling author Daniel James Brown sheds new light on one of the most legendary events in American history. Following every painful footstep of Sarah’s journey with the Donner Party, Brown produces a tale both spellbinding and richly informative.
Alaska is home to an array of campgrounds. Some are remote and muddy; some offer mud baths at luxury spas. Each is unique, be it rugged or resort-style. It is not just the amenities that separate these campgrounds—no other state has such geographic diversity. Campers can choose between an extraordinary range of settings, from seaside sand dunes to dripping rain forests, from rolling tundra to icy fjords and high mountain peaks. Camping Alaska is organized by regions, with a substantial introduction on camping within each.