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Imperfect Union

How Jessie and John Frémont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity, and Helped Cause the Civil War

by Steve Inskeep

Hardcover, 480 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $32 |

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Imperfect Union
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How Jessie and John Frémont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity, and Helped Cause the Civil War
Author
Steve Inskeep

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An NPR host 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. Illustrations. Maps.