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Brown D.J. — The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride
Brown D.J. — The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride



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Название: The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride

Автор: Brown D.J.

Аннотация:

The story of the ill-fated Donner party, a group of nineteenth-century settlers en route to California who became snowbound in the Sierra Nevada mountains and resorted to cannibalism to survive, remains an iconic moment in American history. Given the story’s inherent elements of horror and heroism, it is surprising that this account, told from the point of view of a young bride who survived the tragedy, is finally such an uninteresting book. Part of the problem is the author’s inability of incorporate his copious background material into the flow of the narrative (readers probably don’t need to know about 1840s-era birth-control methods). Even the author’s treatment of the tragedy itself, however, feels dully reportorial, without any of the you-are-there drama that Piers Paul Reid brough to Alive!, his account of history’s second-most-famous cannibalism-survival story, concerning the famous 1972 airplane crash in the Andes. So why bother with this Donner party treatment when so many other, more compelling works exist? The premise itself sets this book apart, and while it’s not handled particularly effectively, it will still interest those fascinated by the subject.


Язык: en

Рубрика: Художественная литература/

Статус предметного указателя: Неизвестно

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Издание: 1 edition

Год издания: 2009

Количество страниц: 352

Добавлена в каталог: 11.04.2011

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