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

by | Read by Steve Inskeep

Biography & Memoir • 13.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2020

This is one of those listens that makes you wonder how people like Jessie and John Frémont can have escaped history--and a Hollywood treatment. It also makes you wonder how authors and narrators like Inskeep find the time to do what they do--and do it so well. Inskeep is known to many as one of the voices of NPR's "Morning Edition." He also has a deep interest in American history. Not surprisingly, he's an effective and engaging narrator. His enthusiasm for his main characters is apparent but never approaches hagiography. Since he's a professional broadcaster, you'd expect his reading to be crisp and his inflections just right And they are. This is an engaging and rewarding listen. J.P.S. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2020]

Trade Ed. • Penguin Audio • 2020

DD ISBN 9780593165232 $22.50

 

Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2020

DD ISBN 9780593165249 $95.00

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