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A newer world : Kit Carson, John C. Frémont, and the claiming of the American West

Autor: David Roberts
Editorial: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2000.
Edición/Formato:   Libro : Biografía : Inglés (eng)Ver todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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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-- were bestsellers in their day. Riding the wave of his popularity, he captured the Republican Party  Leer más
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Género/Forma: Biography
Formato físico adicional: Online version:
Roberts, David, 1943-
Newer world.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c2000
(OCoLC)594881243
Online version:
Roberts, David, 1943-
Newer world.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c2000
(OCoLC)607401015
Persona designada: Kit Carson; John Charles Frémont; John Charles Frémont; Kit Carson
Tipo de material: Biografía
Tipo de documento: Libro/Texto
Todos autores / colaboradores: David Roberts
ISBN: 0684834820 9780684834825
Número OCLC: 42022328
Descripción: 320 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contenido: Preface: They Led the Way --
1. Savage Sublimity. 1. A Disorder of Enormous Masses. 2. One-Cent Reward. 3. Indian Killer --
2. The Conquest of California. 4. Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. 5. The Howitzer in the Snow. 6. Perfect Butchery. 7. Nemesis --
3. Horror Desolation Despair. 8. Hardscrabble. 9. Camp Dismal. 10. Wolf Bones. 11. The Strong and the Weak --
4. The Long Walk. 12. Roundup. 13. The Siege of Tselaa'. 14. Hweeldi.
Responsabilidad: David Roberts.

Resumen:

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-- were bestsellers in their day. Riding the wave of his popularity, he captured the Republican Party nomination for president in 1856 but narrowly lost the election.

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