The Gathering of Zion The Story of the Mormon Trail by Wallace Stegner
When The Gathering of Zion was first published in 1964, Ray Billington wrote, "Wallace Stegner has written the best single volume to appear on the Mormon migration westward....His sensitivity to human beings and his ability to understand the spirit motivating the oft-persecuted Latter Day Saints allow him insights missed by earlier writers....[Stegner draws on] scores of printed and unprinted diaries kept by the Saints, and has used these very personal documents to pinpoint events that take on new meaning when viewed through the eyes of commonplace mortals."
Pulitzer Prize - winning author Wallace Stegner tells about a thousand-mile migration marked by hardship and sudden death -- but unique in American history for its purpose, discipline, and solidarity.
Paperback, c1992, x, 332 p. : ill. ; 13 cm. Includes Bibliographical references (p.313-319) and index.
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