Octavo, softbound, ii, 152 pp. Near-Fine, with former-owner signature. From Foreword: "At Great Price is an historical novel. It is the true story of the last year in the life of Tamsen Donner (1802-1847); writer, educator, feminist, wife and mother. It is the story of her experiences on a cut-off trail to California and while snowbound on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevadas. She was one of a group of emigrants heading west from St. Louis and elsewhere to seek a new life in California. It is also the story of courageous personal choices made, for better or worse, out of a sense of commitment to another human being. The fate of this splinter group of pioneers, popularly known as the "Donner Party" has been called California's Greatest Tragedy..."
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