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After the very successful and very popular, Winning of America Series, Allan Eckert turned his attention to the the winning of the American West. After years of research, Eckert published "Dark Journey: The Tragedy of the Donner Party" in 2009, a book that may be the most accurate and detailed telling of the Donner-Reed Party's traumatic journey to California in 1846-47.
In 2011, not long after his death, Eckert's next book, "The Infinite Dream" was released. This book told the story of the Opening of the American West and the nation's advancement beyond the Mississippi River.
Using manuscripts left by Eckert after his death, the Jesse Stuart Foundation has published the latest in the Winning of the West series, "Gold Fever: The Beginning of the California Gold Rush."
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