Memoirs of My Life and Times

Memoirs of My Life and Times

by John Charles Fremont
     
 

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During his remarkable life, John Charles Frémont served as a senator for the newly-formed state of California, led Union troops in the Civil War, and was governor of the territory of Arizona. His race for the presidency in 1856 brought prestige to the fledgling Republican Party, yet despite his popularity, his uncompromising determination to abolish slavery cost…  See more details below

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During his remarkable life, John Charles Frémont served as a senator for the newly-formed state of California, led Union troops in the Civil War, and was governor of the territory of Arizona. His race for the presidency in 1856 brought prestige to the fledgling Republican Party, yet despite his popularity, his uncompromising determination to abolish slavery cost him the election.
For all of his experiences in politics and the military, it was the earlier decades of Frémont's life that were the most exciting. Shortly after graduating from college, he joined a mapping expedition and surveyed the hills of South Carolina and Tennessee for the government. Eager to continue exploring, Frémont went on five more expeditions to America west of the Appalachians during the years from 1839 to 1846. He traveled up the Missouri river, crossed the Rocky Mountains, and reached the West Coast on several journeys, often with his friend Kit Carson, the legendary mountain man.
In Memoirs of My Life, Frémont recounts those years in the wilderness, encountering the fabulous landscapes and native people of America's interior before the westward expansion of the U. S. His journeys across the unmapped prairies, mountains, and deserts offer a wonderful glimpse of North America's natural grandeur in its original state.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461732099
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/16/2001
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
696
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

John Charles Frémont (1813-1890) was an explorer, California Senator, Republican presidential candidate, Civil War general, and Territorial Governor of Arizona. Charles M. Robinson III is the author of The Men Who Wear the Star and A Good Year to Die. He lives in San Benito, Texas.

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