Frémont: Pathmarker of the West by Allan NevinsFrémont: Pathmarker of the West by Allan Nevins

Frémont: Pathmarker of the West

byAllan Nevins

Paperback | February 1, 1992

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One of the most controversial and romantic figures in American history, John C. Frémont experienced a dizzying succession of public triumphs and humiliations. He made his name exploring the West, surveying, mapping, and describing the Rockies, the Great Basin, and Oregon country. Allan Nevins gives Frémont full credit for his achievements as a topographer, soldier, and politician while noting how often his rashness attracted enemies and led to his downfall: to a court-martial for disobeying orders during the Bear Flag Rebellion, to a disastrous winter expedition in the San Juan Mountains, to his defeat as the first presidential candidate of the Republican party, to the loss of his Civil War command. Through sickness and health, poverty and wealth, his wife, the vivacious Jessie Benton Frémont, stood by him. Their enduring romance occupies much more than the background in this absorbing story of his life.

The dean of American historians, Allan Nevins won the Pulitzer Prize for his biographies of Grover Cleveland and Hamilton Fish.

Allan Nevins, 1890 - 1971 Educator, historian and biographer Allan Nevins was born in Camp Point, Illinois. He was educated at the University of Illinois. From 1913-1931, he was on the editorial staff of various newspapers and periodicals in New York City. From 1931 until his retirement in 1958, he was the professor of American history...
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Title:Frémont: Pathmarker of the WestFormat:PaperbackDimensions:697 pages, 8.56 × 5.6 × 1.71 inPublished:February 1, 1992Publisher:UNP - Nebraska Paperback

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ISBN - 10:0803283644

ISBN - 13:9780803283640

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One of the most controversial and romantic figures in American history, John C. Fremont experienced a dizzying succession of public triumphs and humiliations. He made his name exploring the West, surveying, mapping, and describing the Rockies, Great Basin, and Oregon country. Allan Nevins gives Fremont full credit for his achievements as a topographer, soldier, and politician while noting how often his rashness attracted enemies and led to his downfall: to a court-martial for disobeying orders during the Bear Flag Rebellion, to a disastrous winter expedition in the San Juan Mountains, to his defeat as the first presidential candidate of the Republican party, to the loss of his Civil War command. Through sickness and health, poverty and wealth, his wife, the vivacious Jessie Benton Fremont, stood by him. Their enduring romance occupies much more than the background in this absorbing story of his life.

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"A contribution of first-rate significance to the history of the United States in the nineteenth century."—Springfield Republican
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