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A New History of the Donner Party and the Dark Side of Manifest Destiny

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THE BEST LAND UNDER HEAVEN The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny By Michael Wallis Illustrated. 455 pp. Liveright Publishing. $27.95. Certain stories in American history carry archetypal power, and the dark majesty of the Donner catastrophe is one of them.

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Author: SBolithoe

Librarian, author, blogger, presenter, history buff and animal lover.

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