In Rodman Philbrick's first My Name Is America book, he tells the harrowing story of the Donner Party through the viewpoint of Douglas Allen Deeds, an enthusiastic young farm boy traveling West with the doomed expedition. Text Excerpt: November 4 Soon we will eat the frozen cattle… And then, when that is gone, what shall we eat? Shall we eat the snow? Shall we eat the ice? Shall we eat the bark on the frozen trees? What shall we eat?