A Newer World

A Newer World

Kit Carson, John C. Frémont, and the Claiming of the American West

Book - 2000
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John C. Fremont, nearly forgotten today, was one of the giants of nineteenth-century America. He led five expeditions into the American West in the 1840s and 1850s, covering a greater area than any other explorer. His expedition reports--ghost-written by his beautiful and talented wife, Jessie Benton Fremont--nomination for president in 1856 but narrowly lost the election.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2000
ISBN: 9780684834825
0684834820
Characteristics: 320 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm

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