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    (Ordeal by Hunger The Story of the Donner Party) [PDF FREE] ´ George R. Stewart review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ George R. Stewart George R. Stewart ´ 3 free download Ordeal by Hunger George R Stewart's Story of the Donner Party The Donner Party Monument Truckee California State ParkI happened to be in Reno Nevada in late March 2012 It was strictly business assisting a family with whom I have had a significant bond for many years Casinos have no allure for me However historical sites have drawn me to them like a magnet since childhood I owe that to my grandfather with whom

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    review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ George R. Stewart (Ordeal by Hunger The Story of the Donner Party) [PDF FREE] ´ George R. Stewart George R. Stewart ´ 3 free download Up until a couple of nights ago lifetime reader that I am and far from young I had never actually read anything on the Donner party G

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    (Ordeal by Hunger The Story of the Donner Party) [PDF FREE] ´ George R. Stewart Ordeal by Hunger is um Dated is the kindest word I can think of The naivete of Stewart's racism is almost charming except for the part where it makes me want to throw the book across the room He's also prone to sentimentality about the heroism of the men of the party and the pathos to be milked from the plight of the women and children and I object to the explicit trivializing of the children's experiences a

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    (Ordeal by Hunger The Story of the Donner Party) [PDF FREE] ´ George R. Stewart review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ George R. Stewart review Ordeal by Hunger The Story of the Donner Party In the longstanding tradition of adoring nonfiction where historical people suffer and die and suffer some I loved Ordeal by Hunger Donner Party tales are a dime a dozen It is arguably the proto die and suffer nonfiction A group of pioneers whose tragedy was built for consumption Even back in 1846 the story uickly traveled back to the East Coast reproduced in countless local papers despite the lack of telecommunications or trains It is a st

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    (Ordeal by Hunger The Story of the Donner Party) [PDF FREE] ´ George R. Stewart True life horror story of the Donner Party emigrants that end up stranded in the Sierra Nevada mountains in 1846 Originally written in 1936 and revised in 1961 it pulls no punches while still maintaining an objectivity that avoids lurid sensationalism A bit dated in style and ethnic sensitivity It's a little like a Tolst

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    (Ordeal by Hunger The Story of the Donner Party) [PDF FREE] ´ George R. Stewart review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ George R. Stewart review Ordeal by Hunger The Story of the Donner Party This was a fascinating tale of true strength and bravery like no other I have read My boyfriend is a truck driver so he drives Donner's Pass a lot and he has told me about it so when I saw the made for TV mini series on the Weather Channel over Thanksgiving I knew I would want to read about this ordeal Boy what an ordeal I mean b

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    (Ordeal by Hunger The Story of the Donner Party) [PDF FREE] ´ George R. Stewart Stewart focuses on forming an accurate logistical picture of the travels and trials of 87 members of the Donner Party against a harsh environment whose wagon train came together around July 1846 near the Great Salt Lake and headed to California over a newly inspired yet little tested route over a dangerously stee

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    George R. Stewart ´ 3 free download (Ordeal by Hunger The Story of the Donner Party) [PDF FREE] ´ George R. Stewart I read this book for two reasons 1 I grew up in northern California and we would drive through Donner's Pass from time to time2 I've been into true survival stories lately most notably 127 Hours and the 1972 Uruguayan plane crash It's almost hard to believe what they went through even before getting trapped in the mountains They got lost had to carve their own trail attacked by Indians and almost died of thirst on the

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    review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ George R. Stewart (Ordeal by Hunger The Story of the Donner Party) [PDF FREE] ´ George R. Stewart George R. Stewart ´ 3 free download Most people know at least a little bit about the Donner party of 1846 Probably all of them know something about the cannibalism The whole story of the Donner Party is so much fascinating and important than the sensational

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    George R. Stewart ´ 3 free download review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ George R. Stewart review Ordeal by Hunger The Story of the Donner Party This book goes beyond words It is inspirational and disgusting at the same time It highlights all the best of mankind's soul but also the worst

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review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ George R. Stewart Ordeal by Hunger The Story of the Donner Party review µ 3 George R. Stewart ´ 3 free download The tragedy of the Donner party constitutes one of the most amazing stories of the American West In 1846 eighty seven people men women and children set out for California persuaded to attempt a new overland route After struggling across the desert l. Ordeal by Hunger is um Dated is the kindest word I can think of The naivete of Stewart s racism is almost charming except for the part where it makes me want to throw the book across the room He s also prone to sentimentality about the heroism of the men of the party and the pathos to be milked from the plight of the women and children and I object to the explicit trivializing of the children s experiences and eually explicit privileging of the men s There is the story for instance of how little Eliza Donner cried herself to sleep that next night because Miller had promised her a piece of loaf sugar if she would walk a certain distance and then had harshly told her that there was no sugar And then how the morning after he would have beaten her because she would not walk if Foster and Eddy had not peremptorily stopped him But after all this is only the pathos of childhood not the tragedy of strong men in the struggle with death And before we judge Miller too harshly we must recall his heroism when on the night of the storm he labored with McCutcheon to keep the fire going The man had been in the snow for nearly three weeks and had been to the lake twice if his nerves were frayed out we may forgive him 201 Eliza Donner was three years old and had been trapped in increasingly desperate grotesue and outright horrific situations for nearly six months I can do the math even if Stewart can t Also if we go by his own definition the tragedy of strong men in the struggle against death I think Eliza s mother Tamsen Donner deserves far attention than he gives her There s no excitement or romance to Tamsen Donner s heroism Stewart is really not interested in the people who stayed in the camp by Truckee Lake only in those who crossed the pass and thus Tamsen Donner who refused than once to make the journey because she would not leave her dying husband is mostly off his radar And her death mysterious and grotesue as it is she survived everything only to die and be eaten by Keseberg who very possibly murdered her less than a month before he was taken out seems to me every bit as tragic if we must assign a valuation to such things as that of Stanton who made it safely to California twice and died because he came back to help the rest of the partyBut honestly I object to the imposition of narrative values onto history Making it into a story particularly making it into the story of strong men in the struggle against death obscures the truth Eighty seven people were trapped on the wrong side of the pass Forty two of them by my count were children under 18 and thirty of those forty two were under 12 and one of the most dreadful aspects of the situation is what happened to those children as their parents either died or left them behind or in the case of the little Donner girls tried to send them ahead Neglect and starvation were the best they could hope for without their parents protection and at least one parent turned against her own child before she herself died and some of them didn t even get that much such as Harriet McCutchen age 1Seared into her Patty Reed s memory was the plight of the McCutchen baby after its mother had departed with the snowshoers When the lice pardon me sir were literally eating it up alive It had scratched broken the skin over its little bones The adults in the cabin apparently recognizing the child s fate but with euthanasia not part of their philosophy tied its hands down so that it could no longer scratch and let it cry until the crying ceased 244And notice the way Stewart dehumanizes Harriet McCutchen he never calls her by name except in the roster of the Donner Party appended on pp 291 2 behind both his narrative and the primary documents He applies Victorian sentimentality to children where he can where he can t he treats them as almost sub sentient UnimportantAnd yes many of these problems are due to this being a book written in 1936 and yes I will be looking for recent scholarly work But this is a good object lesson in the distortions created by the insistence on creating a narrative out of history especially a narrative with value judgments inherent in its structure and in the distortions created by the patriarchal bias that says Men Are Important I don t for a moment deny that the men s experience is as important as the women s or as important as the children s I just deny that some animals are eual than others

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Ordeal by Hunger The Story of the Donner Party

review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ George R. Stewart Ordeal by Hunger The Story of the Donner Party review µ 3 George R. Stewart ´ 3 free download Osing many oxen and nearly dying of thirst they reached the very summit of the Sierras only to be trapped by blinding snow and bitter storms Many perished; some survived by resorting to cannibalism; all were subjected to unbearable suffering Incorpo. In the longstanding tradition of adoring nonfiction where historical people suffer and die and suffer some I loved Ordeal by Hunger Donner Party tales are a dime a dozen It is arguably the proto die and suffer nonfiction A group of pioneers whose tragedy was built for consumption Even back in 1846 the story uickly traveled back to the East Coast reproduced in countless local papers despite the lack of telecommunications or trains It is a story that must be toldAuthor George Stewart s depiction emerges from the many depictions of this story for two reasons First it recognizes the need for build up We do not begin the book with the Donners racing to cross the Sierra as winter approaches Rather we begin way back in Wyoming at the end of July as the wealthy pioneers decide to take the Hastings Cutoff through Utah instead of the traditional California Trail Route that edges northward to Oregon before coming back down Stewart delivers the exposition in a way that pushes the Donners to fall from the highest heights possible His second successful tactic is his devotion to consulting the primary sources Relying heavily on diaries and firsthand accounts he never lets you forget this all happenedAs a noted Oregon Trail junkie and connoisseur of the survival tale I consumed Ordeal by Hunger like insert punny Donner cannibalism joke here I felt giddy reading it in the way only the best stories fictional or non can do

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review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ George R. Stewart Ordeal by Hunger The Story of the Donner Party review µ 3 George R. Stewart ´ 3 free download Rating the diaries of the survivors and other contemporary documents George Stewart wrote the definitive history of that ill fated band of pioneers; an astonishing account of what human beings may endure and achieve in the final press of circumstanc. Most people know at least a little bit about the Donner party of 1846 Probably all of them know something about the cannibalism The whole story of the Donner Party is so much fascinating and important than the sensational tidbits that might get tossed around in casual conversation Ordeal By Hunger was written in 1936 90 years after the events it describes and vividly tells the story of hardships endured by a handful of rugged individuals and families who followed their dreams and sought out the adventure of a new life in the unsettled and disputed territory of California One decision that of following the unproven but shorter Hastings Cutoff rather than the traditional California Trail precipitated and one could argue directly caused their future calamitiesThis is a book that I would recommend to almost everyone except of course for young children and the very sueamish It made me than ever appreciate what we have today and realize the true strength and endurance of the human spirit and its desire to explore and its will to survive

  • Paperback
  • 392
  • Ordeal by Hunger The Story of the Donner Party
  • George R. Stewart
  • English
  • 10 April 2019
  • 9780395611593