The Price We Paid
Andrew D. Olsen
This is the extraordinary Story of the Mormon Willie and Martin Handcart companies. (blog). The book is divided into sections; the first covers the Willie Company and their journey west. The second covers the Martin Company and their struggles. The author gives accounts from many of the travelers and has done extensive research on this subject. It wasn’t light reading, but very had very spiritual and inspiriting stories.
My dad, after reading it, sent each of my siblings a copy, and I am a better person because of it. If you are looking for a good historical book to read I think this one is very interesting and will open your eyes to some of the sacrifices that others have gone through.