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For Fear We Shall Perish

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The Story of the Donner Party Disaster.
Published 1961 by Dutton

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The story of the Donner Party's travails across the mountain and desert west, and their entrapment in the Sierra Nevada for one horrifying winter, has long fascinated me. This book is one of the few I've found that takes a sympathetic view toward the company's seeming designated scapegoat, Lewis Keseberg. Unfortunately Pigney chooses to humanize and empathize with Keseberg at the expense of denigrating the characters of other members of the party, in particular the Breen adults.

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