The Indifferent Stars Above

Author: Daniel James Brown

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061877255

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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From the #1 bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat and Facing the Mountain comes an unforgettable epic of family, tragedy, and survival on the American frontier “An ideal pairing of talent and material.… Engrossing.… A deft and ambitious storyteller.” — Mary Roach, New York Times Book Review In April of 1846, twenty-one-year-old Sarah Graves, intent on a better future, set out west from Illinois with her new husband, her parents, and eight siblings. Seven months later, after joining a party of pioneers led by George Donner, they reached the Sierra Nevada Mountains as the first heavy snows of the season closed the pass ahead of them. In early December, starving and desperate, Sarah and fourteen others set out for California on snowshoes, and, over the next thirty-two days, endured almost unfathomable hardships and horrors. In this gripping narrative, New York Times bestselling author Daniel James Brown sheds new light on one of the most legendary events in American history. Following every painful footstep of Sarah’s journey with the Donner Party, Brown produces a tale both spellbinding and richly informative.

Summary of Daniel James Brown's The Indifferent Stars Above

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 1669358607

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 39

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 In 1846, Sarah Barrows was about to leave her home in Illinois for California. She was in love with a young man who played the violin, and she was about to get married to him. But her mother and father and siblings were about to leave for California, and she would never see them again. #2 When Sarah broke off the engagement and chose to follow her family, she had to leave behind this place she had lived since she was six, the only place she could remember as home. #3 Sarah’s family lived on the western side of the Oregon River, near Lacon. They were well known and widely regarded with affection by the villagers in Lacon. Sarah had to leave all of this behind if she wanted to move to California. #4 The Graves family, who moved to Illinois, was extremely hardworking and generous. They were also extremely cold-blooded, as they would help their neighbors with the coldest winter of 1839–40.

“Something that I read in a book”: W. B. Yeats’s Annotations at the National Library of Ireland

Author: Wayne K. Chapman

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 1638040036

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 4652


This book is a resource to enable scholars and students in Yeats studies to explore the materials in his library, which, together with his unpublished papers and manuscripts, forms part of the writer’s archive in the National Library. Continuing from the first volume (Reading Notes), Volume II describes copies of books he wrote or edited solely in his name and subsequently revised or marked for other purposes, on occasion aided by his wife and others. This book could not have been written without the generous participation of the Yeats family over many years. Their legacy, now entrusted to the National Library, is robust and endless in potential. This book is about individual cases but also the building of an oeuvre.

The Boys in the Boat: A Novel by Daniel James Brown (Trivia-On-Books)

Author: Trivion Books

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Study Aids

Page: 74

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Trivia-on-Book: The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! Daniel James Brown’s book articulates the story of an oarsmen crew at the University of Washington and their ambitious goal to achieve a gold medal in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The team includes loggers, dockyard workers, and growers who have beaten the best competitors from eastern and British universities and then go on to beat the German rowers for Adolf Hitler. The skill and determination of the crew enchanted millions of Americans during the time of the Great Depression. Captivating and inspiring, The Boys in the Boat is a story that will move the hearts of generations to come. You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!

The Boys in the Boat - 101 Amazing Facts You Didn't Know

Author: G Whiz

Publisher: GWhizBooks.com

ISBN: 1501471562

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Page: N.A

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What are the amazing facts of The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown? Do you want to know the golden nuggets of facts readers love? If you've enjoyed the book, then this will be a must read delight for you! Collected for readers everywhere are 101 book facts about the book & author that are fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true to keep you laughing and learning as you read through the book! Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) The Boys in the Boat G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz 101" to search for entire catalogue! • Tell us what title you want next! • Combine your favorite titles to receive bundle coupons! • Submit a review and hop on the Wall of Contributors! “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazing facts that keep you laughing & learning!" - G Whiz DISCLAIMER: This work is a derivative work not to be confused with the original title. It is a collection of facts from reputable sources generally known to the public with source URLs for further reading and enjoyment. It is unofficial and unaffiliated with respective parties of the original title in any way. Due to the nature of research, no content shall be deemed authoritative nor used for citation purposes. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.

The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny

Author: Michael Wallis

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

ISBN: 0871407701

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 9265


“A book so gripping it can scarcely be put down. . . . Superb.”— New York Times Book Review "WESTWARD HO! FOR OREGON AND CALIFORNIA!" In the eerily warm spring of 1846, George Donner placed this advertisement in a local newspaper as he and a restless caravan prepared for what they hoped would be the most rewarding journey of a lifetime. But in eagerly pursuing what would a century later become known as the "American dream," this optimistic-yet-motley crew of emigrants was met with a chilling nightmare; in the following months, their jingoistic excitement would be replaced by desperate cries for help that would fall silent in the deadly snow-covered mountains of the Sierra Nevada. We know these early pioneers as the Donner Party, a name that has elicited horror since the late 1840s. With The Best Land Under Heaven, Wallis has penned what critics agree is “destined to become the standard account” (Washington Post) of the notorious saga. Cutting through 160 years of myth-making, the “expert storyteller” (True West) compellingly recounts how the unlikely band of early pioneers met their fate. Interweaving information from hundreds of newly uncovered documents, Wallis illuminates how a combination of greed and recklessness led to one of America’s most calamitous and sensationalized catastrophes. The result is a “fascinating, horrifying, and inspiring” (Oklahoman) examination of the darkest side of Manifest Destiny.

A Dragon-Star Lives Forever (More)

Author: J. Michael Brower

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1532086245

Category: Fiction

Page: 130

View: 7821


Just when all companions and saurians are leaving Earth, a ballistic missile attack on America suddenly starts! Brian Miller must stop it, but is everything all a dream? Incredible events occur, with Brian’s life tilting in the balance. Included is a hard-core-comedy dragon-star roast, the 47 Ronin story by Nausicaa Lee, Joan of Arc’s time-travel endeavors, plus an ancient (and deceased) Alligatorian reborn, adventures in a Crocodilian rescue and Earth-like planets discovered in the Butterfly Zone. In addition, the military wants a ‘re-do’ on killing a reptilian, and Kerok, the wisest Alligatorian (and the weakest) is in the crosshairs! Of a sudden, the author appears and has a tete-a-tete with Brian Miller over the series of all of the dragon derring-do! Love is pronounced last (but certainly not least) between the teenagers and dragons. Join us again for these continuous saurian adventures! See www.stardragon.org for a (whole lot) more!