Houston, James D.. New York: Alfred A. Knopf 2001 First Edition. xi, 317 pages. Inscribed by the author. A clean, attractive copy. “Depicts the hardships, tragedy, and devastating starvation that confronted the Donner party, which became trapped by winter snows in the Sierra Nevadas, through the eyes of James Frazier Reed and his eight-year-old daughter, Patty.” Book: Very Good. Dust Jacket: Very Good.