Last edited by Malak
Sunday, November 15, 2020 | History

9 edition of Searching for Tamsen Donner found in the catalog.

Searching for Tamsen Donner

Gabrielle Burton

Searching for Tamsen Donner

  • 145 Want to read
  • 35 Currently reading

Published by University of Nebraska Press in Lincoln .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Donner, Tamsen, -- 1801-1847,
  • Donner, Tamsen, -- 1801-1847 -- Correspondence,
  • Burton, Gabrielle -- Travel -- West (U.S.),
  • Burton, Gabrielle -- Family,
  • Donner Party,
  • Women pioneers -- West (U.S.) -- Biography,
  • Women pioneers -- West (U.S.) -- Correspondence,
  • Frontier and pioneer life -- Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.),
  • Overland journeys to the Pacific,
  • West (U.S.) -- Description and travel

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementGabrielle Burton.
    GenreCorrespondence., Biography.
    SeriesAmerican lives
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsF868.N5 B87 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22560258M
    ISBN 109780803222854
    LC Control Number2008041074
    OCLC/WorldCa259970283

      Gabrielle Burton's near lifelong obsession with Tamsen Donner — the wife of the leader of the fatal expedition — has produced a haunting novel, Impatient with Desire, and a .


Share this book
You might also like
The blind spot

The blind spot

Index to Perry Rhodan

Index to Perry Rhodan

Liverpool Birkenhead, Bootle and Wallasey official Red Book for 1913.

Liverpool Birkenhead, Bootle and Wallasey official Red Book for 1913.

Christopher Discovers a Secret

Christopher Discovers a Secret

History of the Art, Historical and Scientific Association

History of the Art, Historical and Scientific Association

Madeline and the gypsies.

Madeline and the gypsies.

Christ

Christ

The poets work

The poets work

Eleven Exiles

Eleven Exiles

Searching for Tamsen Donner by Gabrielle Burton Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book tells of Burton’s search to solve the mystery of Tamsen Donner for herself. A graceful mingling of history and memoir, Searching for Tamsen Donner follows Burton and her husband, with their five daughters, on her journey along Tamsen’s path.

From Tamsen’s birthplace in Massachusetts to North Carolina, where she lost her first family in the space of three months; to Illinois, where she married Cited by: 2. Searching for Tamsen Donner By Gabrielle Burton University of Nebraska Press Westward expansion meets the women’s movement in Gabrielle Burton’s Searching for Tamsen Donner, a memoir about a mother’s journey West in the path of the doomed Donner Party pioneers of Most people associate the Donner Party legacy with cannibalism/5(49).

This book tells of Burton’s search to solve the mystery of Tamsen Donner for herself. A graceful mingling of history and memoir, Searching for Tamsen Donner follows Burton and her husband, with their five daughters, on her journey along Tamsen’s path.

From Tamsen’s birthplace in Massachusetts to North Carolina, where she lost her first family in the space of three months; to /5(27). Burton's memoir layers the story of Tamsen Donner, wife of the man who gave the ill-fated Donner Party its name in history, with her own quest to explore and honor the earlier woman's literal and figurative journey.

The narrative moves back and forth between the two narratives effortlessly whether the author is standing moved on a historic site or ruefully acknowledging that all traces of the history she's /5(27).

This book tells of Burton’s search to solve the mystery of Tamsen Donner for herself. A graceful mingling of history and memoir, Searching for Tamsen Donner follows Burton and her husband, with their five daughters, on her journey along Tamsen’s path.

From Tamsen’s birthplace in Massachusetts to North Carolina, where she lost her first family in the space of three months; to. A graceful mingling of history and memoir, Searching for Tamsen Donner follows Burton and her husband, with their five daughters, on her journey along Tamsen?s path.

From Tamsen?s birthplace in /5(3). In "Searching for Tamsen Donner," her extraordinary new nonfiction addition to the University of Nebraska Press's American Lives Series, she recounts how former Middlebury College professor.

The book in one sentence: Tamsen Donner recounts the ill-fated journey of 80+ pioneers through the Sierra Nevada Mountains in My thoughts: I received Impatient with Desire yesterday in the mail through the LibraryThing Early Bird Reviewers, and I got just a bit of an eyeroll from the hubby when he saw the title of the book/5().

Searching for Tamsen Donner By Gabrielle Burton Hardcover, pages Univ of Nebraska Press List price: $ The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride, William Morrow, New York. ISBN ; Burton, Gabrielle (). Searching for Tamsen Donner, Bison Books – University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln.

ISBN ; Calabro, Marian (). The Perilous Journey of the Donner Party, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Searching for Tamsen Donner follows Burton’s own journey in retracing the Donner Trail of with her five daughters and husband.

Alongside the Donner Party history with an emphasis on Tamsen Donner, Burton’s ‘own journey explores the struggle between being a mother and a working writer, between love and passion, between family and.

Fresh Air J • Gabrielle Burton's near lifelong obsession with Tamsen Donner — the wife of the leader of the fatal expedition — has produced a haunting novel, Impatient with Desire, and Author: Gabrielle Burton. And in the book, “Searching for Tamsen Donner,”** the author Gabrielle Burton mentions that Betsy Woodman had also told her that Tamsen was born at 50 Milk Street.

So 50 Milk Street is a pretty significant place. 50 Milk Street, Newburyport. 50 Milk Street, Newburyport. Tamsen Donner. This book tells of Burton’s search to solve the mystery of Tamsen Donner for herself.

A graceful mingling of history and memoir, Searching for Tamsen Donner follows Burton and her husband, with their five daughters, on her journey along Tamsen’s path.

Goodreads members voted Searching for Tamsen Donner into the following lists: NPR, Donner Party, Best Books about Being Eaten, Maureen Corrigan's Favorit. This book tells of Burton’s search to solve the mystery of Tamsen Donner for herself.

A graceful mingling of history and memoir, Searching for Tamsen Donner follows Burton and her husband, with their five daughters, on her journey along Tamsen’s path.

From Tamsen’s birthplace in Massachusetts to North Carolina, where she lost her first 4/5(3). This book tells of Burton’s search to solve the mystery of Tamsen Donner for herself. A graceful mingling of history and memoir, Searching for Tamsen Donner follows Burton and her husband, with their five daughters, on her journey along Tamsen’s path.

From Tamsen’s birthplace in Massachusetts to North Carolina, where she lost her first family in the space of three months; to Cited by: 2. This book tells of Burton’s search to solve the mystery of Tamsen Donner for herself.

A graceful mingling of history and memoir, Searching for Tamsen Donner follows Burton and her husband, with their five daughters, on her journey along Tamsen’s : University of Nebraska Press.

Searching for Tamsen Donner is Burton's riveting memoir of the trip she took one summer tracking both the trail of the Donner party across the United States and the personal story of Tamsen Donner. Burton's journey took her to Newburyport Massachusetts, where Tamsen was born, south to North Carolina where she taught school, married, had two children, and then lost all three.

This book tells of Burton?s search to solve the mystery of Tamsen Donner for herself. A graceful mingling of history and memoir, Searching for Tamsen Donner follows Burton and her husband, with /5(4). This book tells of Burton's search to solve the mystery of Tamsen Donner for herself.

A graceful mingling of history and memoir,Searching for Tamsen Donnerfollows Burton and her husband, with their five daughters, on her journey along Tamsen's path.

From Tamsen's birthplace in Massachusetts to North Carolina, where she lost her first family in. Searching for Tamsen Donner (American Lives) eBook: Burton, Gabrielle: : Kindle Store/5(18).

In her search for Tamsen Donner, Gabrielle Burton was really, of course, searching for herself. This witty, compelling memoir brings the reader along as the Burton family retraces the path the Donner Party took across the continent in /5.

This book tells of Burton's search to solve the mystery of Tamsen Donner for herself. A graceful mingling of history and memoir, Searching for Tamsen Donner follows Burton and her husband, with their five daughters, on her journey along Tamsen's path.

This book tells of Burton’s search to solve the mystery of Tamsen Donner for herself. A graceful mingling of history and memoir, Searching for Tamsen Donner follows Burton and her husband, with their five daughters, on her journey along Tamsen’s path.

Tamsen Donner. For most the name conjures the ill-fated Donner party trapped in the snows of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Others might know Tamsen as the stoic pioneer woman who saw her children to safety but stayed with her dying husband at the cost of her own life.

For Gabrielle Burton, Tamsen's story, fascinating in its own right, had long seemed something more: the Pages: item 6 Searching for Tamsen Donner by Gabrielle Burton (English) Hardcover Book Free Sh 6 - Searching for Tamsen Donner by Gabrielle Burton (English) Hardcover Book Free Sh.

AU $ Free postage. item 7 Searching for Tamsen Donner by Burton, Gabrielle -Hcover 7 - Searching for Tamsen Donner by Burton, Gabrielle -Hcover. Tamsen Donner. For most the name conjures the ill-fated Donner party trapped in the snows of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in – Others might know Tamsen as the stoic pioneer woman who saw her children to safety but stayed with her dying husband at the cost of her own life.

For Gabrielle Burton, Tamsen’s story, fascinating in its own right, had long seemed something more: the story of. J • Gabrielle Burton's near lifelong obsession with Tamsen Donner — the wife of the leader of the fatal expedition — has produced a haunting novel, Impatient with Desire, and a.

Searching for Tamsen Donner (American Lives) eBook: Burton, Gabrielle: : Kindle Store/5(18). Books similar to Searching for Tamsen Donner Searching for Tamsen Donner. by Gabrielle Burton. avg. rating Ratings. Tamsen Donner. For most the name conjures the ill-fated Donner party trapped in the snows of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in – Others might know Tamsen as the stoic pioneer woman who saw her chi.

Get this from a library. Searching for Tamsen Donner. [Gabrielle Burton] -- "This book tells of Burton?s search to solve the mystery of Tamsen Donner for herself. A graceful mingling of history and memoir, Searching for Tamsen Donner follows Burton and her husband, with.

In Tamsen Donner came unexpectedly to our family and took up permanent residence. Over the years I have read widely and deeply on the Donner Party, including the original Patrick Breen diary and many out-of-print books found through rare-book dealers; corresponded with numerous historians, librarians, and genealogists; traveled to.

Searching for Tamsen Donner (Book): Burton, Gabrielle: "Tamsen Donner. For most the name conjures the ill-fated Donner party trapped in the snows of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Others might know Tamsen as the stoic pioneer woman who saw her children to safety but stayed with her dying husband at the cost of her own life.

For Gabrielle Burton, Tamsen's story, fascinating in its. Searching for. Tamsen Donner. Gabrielle Burton. University of Nebraska Press: pp., $ It’s little wonder that some people remain obsessed by the story of the Donner Party. A few years ago Burton wrote a fabulous feminist on-the-road memoir, called Searching for Tamsen Donner about piling her husband and five daughters in the family station wagon and retracing Tamsen.

Searching for Tamsen Donner (review) Searching for Tamsen Donner (review) Bush, Diane. Book Reviews who called his society to account, a prophet's main responsibility. Wolf 's Carhart seems a rugged individualist perhaps, but. Searching for Tamsen Donner (Book): Burton, Gabrielle: Tamsen Donner.

For most the name conjures the ill-fated Donner party trapped in the snows of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Others might know Tamsen as the stoic pioneer woman who saw her children to safety but stayed with her dying husband at the cost of her own life.

For Gabrielle Burton, Tamsen's story, fascinating in its. Tamsen kept her girls going by brushing their hair every day, reading to them, and assigning chores to keep life as close to normal in their snowy prison.

The first rescue party arrived in February, three and a half months after their path was blocked, but Tamsen refused to leave George, so she and her birth daughters stayed at camp.

Last year, I won the lottery. After 36 years of writing about Tamsen Donner and the Donner Party, I sold two books on her: a memoir, “Searching for Tamsen Donner. Searching for Tamsen Donner (Nonfiction) May Richard H.

Dillon. Gabrielle Burton, University of Nebraska Press, $, Hardcover. This odd-but-interesting book provides an easy way of briefing someone on the tragic story of the Donner party, trapped in winter snows during in California’s Sierra Nevada. The company was made.Searching for Tamsen Donner > Top Shelves Top shelves for Searching for Tamsen Donner Showing of to-read.

people. memoir. 11 people. non-fiction. 11 people. book-club-books. 1 person. history-historical-fiction. 1 person. books-i-own. 1 person. social-issues-economics-politics.

1 person. period. 1 person. feminist. 1 person.A few years ago Burton wrote a fabulous feminist on-the-road memoir, called Searching for Tamsen Donner about piling her husband and five daughters in the family station wagon and retracing Tamsen.