I received this book though Librarything for free in exchange for an honest review. It is about the Donner Party as told by Louis Keseberg who was one of the survivors. The Donner Party tragedy is remembered for a variety of reasons including the cannibalism which took place. There has always been controversy concerning Louis Keseberg, cannibalism and murder.
I have always been interested in the story of the Donner
Party and this book did not let me down. I found it to be very
interesting although a few facts were left out and there were a couple
of inaccuracies. It really gives you pause for thought as to whether
history needs to rewrite Louis Keseberg and his role in this sad piece
of history. I found the description of the dire circumstances faced by
the party and the first person narrative of Louis Keseberg very
convincing. Overall, I found the book a very enjoyable read and I was
transported not only to the harsh winter of 1846-47 that they faced but
also into the mind of a man who very possibly has been condemned by
history. I would recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in
the Donner Party tragedy.