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Endorsements for
The Donner Party: Weathering the Storm

"Mark McLaughlin's book, Weathering the Storm, is a refreshing outlook on a heretofore well-publicized event in American history. His weather perspective is unique and provocative. The text also rewards the reader by recounting a broader historical context with which to better understand the Donner Party tragedy. Definitely a '"good read!' "
— Dr. Susan Lindstrom, Consulting Archaeologist, Truckee, California

"McLaughlin's The Donner Party: Weathering the Storm provides a fascinating and detailed account of the interaction between weather events and the fate of the trapped emigrant's. I strongly recommend the book."
— Dr. Donald Hardesty, Professor of Anthropology, University of Nevada – Reno, author of The Archaeology of the Donner Party.

"Black and white photographs pepper virtually every other page of this riveting account, written for readers of all backgrounds."
— The Midwest Book Review

"This book is a fine addition to our understanding of the Donner tragedy."
— Kristin Johnson, Donner Party Historian, author of Unfortunate Emigrants: Narratives of the Donner Party.

As McLaughlin notes, 'The tale of the Donner Party is complex, complicated, and convoluted.' Needless to say, this gripping tale of pioneer survival and weather-related tragedy is also fascinating. Through the careful reconstruction of the written weather records available, the reader of The Donner Party: Weathering the Storm relives the harsh weather and even harsher life-and-death decisions made during the winter of 1846-1847."
— USA Today (
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