The Mormons in 1867 were being whipped into an almost hysterical terror by news that U.S. troops were being brought against...

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THE FANCHER TRAIN

The Mormons in 1867 were being whipped into an almost hysterical terror by news that U.S. troops were being brought against them to force them back into the Union. Hotheads and fanatics were using any untoward incidents to fan the flame. And the Fancher train as here depicted has some unlucky breaks, culminating in the Mountain Meadows Massacre -- as cruel a blot on the history of the California-bound emigrants as the Donner Party episode.

Pub Date: May 20, 1958

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Doubleday

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1958