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

Steve Inskeep tells the riveting story of John and Jessie Fr mont, 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 In 1813, John Fr mont was born a nobody His mother conceived him out