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Imperfect union : how Jessie and John Frémont mapped the West, invented celebrity, and helped cause the Civil War

by Inskeep, Steve (Author)

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"Steve Inskeep tells the riveting story of John and Jessie Frémont, the husband and wife team who in the 1800s were instrumental in the westward expansion of the United States, and thus became America's first great political couple John Frémont grew up amid family tragedy and shame. Born out of we... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Aid me with your influence
  • The equal merits of differing peoples
  • The current of important events
  • Miseries that attend a separation
  • I determined to make there a home
  • The manifest purpose of providence
  • A taste for danger and bold daring adventure
  • The Spaniards were somewhat rude and inhospitable
  • I am not going to let you write anything but your name
  • Do not suppose I lightly interfere in a matter belonging to men
  • We pressed onward with fatal resolution
  • Jessie Benton Frémont was the better man of the two
  • We thought money might come in handy
  • All the stupid laurels that ever grew
  • Decidedly, this ought to be struck out
  • He throws away his heart.