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

Author: David Roberts
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2001, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Touchstone edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Named Person: Kit Carson; John Charles Frémont; John Charles Fremont; Kit Carson; John Charles Frémont; Kit Carson; John Charles Frémont
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Roberts
ISBN: 0684870215 9780684870212 0684834820 9780684834825
OCLC Number: 46797063
Description: 320 pages, [8] pages of plates : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface: They led the way --
Savage sublimity --
The conquest of California --
Horror, desolation, despair --
The long walk.
Responsibility: David Roberts.

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In the tradition of "Undaunted Courage" comes the first account of the partnership of two of America's great 19th-century adventurers, John C. Fremont and Kit Carson, whose expeditions transformed  Read more...

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