ACROSS THE PLAINS
IN THE DONNER PARTY
Across the Plains in the Donner Party is a true account of the trials and tragedies
several families faced on the trek to California. The Donner family and
others began the journey in 1846 to find good land and better weather
conditions in California, which at the time was still under Mexican
authority. Using the diaries and notes from those who endured the
hardships, Karen Zeinert has compiled a comprehensive account of what
exactly happened during the long months in the wild, and raises old
questions that are still being debated today.
I found Across the Plains a very detailed and
accurate book. Karen has done her homework in research for this book,
including some exciting photographs and artwork from the time. The
story will pull you in; especially considering the events actually took
place. One can truly appreciate modern travel and conveniences after
reading about these brave people.
For those who enjoy tales of yesterday, I would
recommend this book. In fact, I believe anyone who loves stories
(especially true stories) to read Across the Plains.
~ Michael Bogert