Download Journals of Forty-niners Free Books - Dlebooks.net

Download Journals of Forty-niners Free Books

U of Nebraska Press

English - 340 pages - ISBN-10: 9780803273160 - ISBN-13: 0803273169

3/5 by 25 votes


Western history is all the richer thanks to LeRoy and Ann Hafen, who have assembled a fascinating array of diaries and memoirs of forty-niners who set out from Salt Lake City toward California?s gold fields over the Old Spanish Trail. For many would-be gold miners, this dry, dangerous route was preferable to crossing the Sierra Nevada. The Donner party disaster was only three years old and fresh in the minds of many. In reality, the choice of the southern route did not ease travelers? efforts. The unremitting heat and lack of water killed more people and animals than the snows of the mountains. Jacob Stover?s narrative provides fine descriptions of these challenges, especially the difficulty in transporting supplies. Of added interest is the journal of Henry Bigler, a former member of the Mormon Battalion, who was the first person to record Marshall?s discovery of gold at Sutter?s Mill.

Reviews

64x64

Ivan Johnson

Very good book...U will get to understand him so much better.

Ryan Peltier

Nice It has a nice story about how to always let go the past and fall in love.

Craig Peltier

Incredible This book took over my life and I could not put it down.

Recent Books

A Continual Feast
A Continual Feast
Evelyn Birge Vitz
A cookbook full of wonderful recipes and ideas drawn from throughout the Christian tradition, with suggestions about when, and why, these dishes...
Disability, Human Rights and the Limits of Humanitarianism
Disability, Human Rights and the Limits of Humanitarianism
Michael Gill
Disability studies scholars and activists have long criticized and critiqued so-termed ’charitable’ approaches to disability where the...
Electronic Properties of Materials
Electronic Properties of Materials
Rolf E. Hummel
Books are seldom finished. At best, they are abandoned. The second edition of "Electronic Properties of Materials" has been in use now for about...
Hardening, Tempering and Heat Treatment
Hardening, Tempering and Heat Treatment
Tubal Cain
In this valuable book Tubal Cain takes the reader beyond the superficial or the simply practical with explanations of the composition of steel, its...
Reading, Level D
Reading, Level D
Steck-Vaughn
Paper and pencil tests measuring basic reading skills.
Medical Terminology
Medical Terminology
Genevieve Love Smith
Crying Freeman
Crying Freeman
Kazuo Koike
Once a humble ceramics artist, the infamous assassin known as Crying Freeman has risen in power to become the head of the 108 Dragons, the most...
Boundless
Boundless
Jillian Tamaki
APPEARED ON BEST OF THE YEAR LISTS FROM NPR, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, WASHINGTON POST, VULTURE, BOOKLIST, AND MOREThe cartoonist of This One Summer and...