Michael Wallis: The Best Land Under Heaven

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Left Bank Books welcomes bestselling and award-winning author Michael Walls, who will sign and discuss his new book, "The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny"!

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of "The Best Land Under Heaven" from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.

Few incidents in Western history have had such a hold on the American imagination as the story of the doomed Donner Party. Yet, as Michael Wallis argues, it’s a tale that is far more than cautionary—the underlying circumstances are a fascinating case study of the United States in the age of Manifest Destiny. Like his bestselling biographies of Billy the Kid and Davy Crockett, "The Best Land Under Heaven" taps into Wallis’s deep understanding of the frontier mindset that fueled westward expansion in the mid-nineteenth century, and gives a riveting account of the wrong turns, bad decisions, and reckless behavior that led to tragedy, and sensationalized the world.
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