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Author: Wallace Stegner
ISBN13: 978-0803292130
Title: The Gathering of Zion: The Story of the Mormon Trail
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Language: English
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Publisher: Bison Books (April 1, 1992)
Pages: 348

The Gathering of Zion: The Story of the Mormon Trail by Wallace Stegner

Dewey Decimal Classification Number: 978 20. Personal Name: Stegner, Wallace, 1909-1993. Publication, Distribution, et. Lincoln On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book The gathering of Zion : the story of the Mormon Trail, by Wallace Stegner.

Maybe I should have known better. The writing was good, but I read Part One and had to quit (and I am not one to stop in the middle of a book).

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In 1972, Wallace Earle Stegner won a Pulitzer Prize for Angle of Repose (1971), a novel about a wheelchair-bound man's recreation of his New England grandmother's experience in a late nineteenth-century frontier town. Stegner was born on February 18, 1909 in Lake Mills, Iowa. He was an American novelist, short story writer, environmentalist, and historian; he has been called "The Dean of Western Writers". He also won the US National Book Award in 1977 for The Spectator Bird.

This is my first Wallace Stegner book but he's been on my radar for a long time. True Sisters told the story of the Martin Handcart Company that took a group of British immigrants from Iowa City to Salt Lake City in 1856. They set out much too late in the year to make the 1400 mile journey and suffered the consequences of bad weather and insufficient food. I had a pretty bad opinion of Brigham Young and the elders of the Mormon church after reading that book.

General authorities and auxiliary presidents, including Sr. Bonnie D. Parkin, Elder Quentin L. Cook, and President Gordon B. Hinckley, have all quoted from Wallace Stegner’s The Gathering of Zion: The Story of the Mormon Trail. Throughout the book, Mr. Stegner uses the words of the pioneers themselves, from diaries, letters, personal statements, to remind us that they were real human beings. Suffering, endurance, discipline, faith, brotherly and sisterly charity, the qualities so thoroughly celebrated by Mormon writers, were surely well distributed among them, but theirs also was a normal amount of human cussedness, vengefulness, masochism, backbiting, violence, ignorance, selfishness, and gullibility. The Gathering of Zion is the story of our forebears, whether our literal ancestors or our spiritual progenitors, and one I am proud to claim.

Wallace Earle Stegner (February 18, 1909 – April 13, 1993) was an American novelist, short story writer, environmentalist, and historian, often called "The Dean of Western Writers". He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1972 and the . National Book Award in 1977. Stegner was born in Lake Mills, Iowa, and grew up in Great Falls, Montana; Salt Lake City, Utah; and the village of Eastend, Saskatchewan, which he wrote about in his autobiography Wolf Willow.

the story of the Mormon Trail. Published 1992 by University of Nebraska Press in Lincoln. Mormons, Internet Archive Wishlist, Description and travel, History. Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail. Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-319) and index. Originally published: New York : McGraw-Hill, 1964, in series: The American trails series. 978. Library of Congress.

Written by a non-Mormon, this documented history of the Trail is the story of individual pioneers taken from their letters, journals and reminiscences. Concerned with how the West-not how the Faith-was won, the author manages to reconstruct another historical chapter of the American Frontier story- undistinguished but interesting in its place. Pub Date: June 15th, 1964.

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. Other Bison Books by Wallace Stegner include Mormon Country, Recapitulation, Second Growth, and Women on the Wall.
Reviews: 7
Wallace Stegner is a first rate chronicler of America's West-the area west of the 100th Meridian. This also includes Canada. His childhood was like that of a tumbleweed, he started in Iowa and then bounced around the great states of the West, including Canada's Saskatchewan.

In America, one can't write about the West without discussing two things-the California Gold Rush, and the Mormons. Stegner wrote several books about the Mormons, this is about the most colorful and dashing part of their history, their "trail" or movement from Nauvoo, Illinois to the Salt Lake in Utah.

The central thrust of the book is to lay bare the humanity of the original pioneers, their hopes, fears, and often intense frustrations. It makes for a very sympathetic study of the people and their time.
I'm not a Mormon, but I live in Salt Lake City, next to the Pioneer Museum, a block from the Capitol, and close to Temple Square. So I am about as thoroughly exposed to Mormon culture as most "Gentiles". Other more competent reviewers have dealt with the strengths of this amazing account of the ordeal that was the Mormon Trail, and of the courage (and occasional catastrophic mistakes) of the pioneer s and their leaders. What made this book especially valuable to me was that it helped me better understand my neighbors: the emphasis on strong faith, on community and mutual support, on cooperation and teamwork, on reaching unanimous decisions and "sustaining" leaders - all the qualities that that were essential in surviving the appalling crossing. I feel much more sympathetic towards these characteristics now (even while worrying, together with my "Jack Mormon" or ex-Mormon friends, whether they are altogether helpful in a modern world regrettably full of demagoguery and blatant self-interest).
Definitely not a beach read but "classical Stegner" well researched look at the Mormon trail and the journey along it. If you want an unbiased look at what really happened along that trail to Utah, this is the book.
We have traveled along much of the route of the Mormon Trail and thus decided to learn more by reading this book. Very detailed, and (of course) nobody writes of the American West like Wallace Stegner.
Not a Mormon, but a fan of these important Amercan pioneers.
A great story of the Mormans.
Wallace Stegner grew up in Utah as a non-Mormon. He had admiration for his Mormon friends and their history but didn't share their faith...however, their story is one of the epics of the West and can't be ignored in U.S. History. Stegner used diaries and materials (those that the LDS Church allows outsiders to SEE, which is certainly not the whole picture) to put together this book. The characters come to life and the tragedy of Devil's Gate, which the Church tries to keep out of the public eye, is terrifying and unforgettable.