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Jessie Benton Frémont: A Woman Who Made History, Catherine Coffin Phillips, introduction by Christine Bold


1 Jessie Benton Frémont: A Woman Who Made History
Catherine Coffin Phillips, introduction by Christine Bold
361 pages, Illus., paperback / softcover, University of Nebraska Press / Bison Books
A favorite of President Andrew Jackson and the daughter of Senator Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri, Jessie Benton was acquainted with the famous from childhood. When the vivacious belle met John C. Frémont, "the handsomest young man who ever walked the streets of Washington," love bloomed. Always passionately devoted to the controversial explorer, soldier, and politician, Jessie bore John five children, maintained a family life, charmed and campaigned on his behalf, and helped him write the popular reports of his western trailblazing. These pages, filled with public figures such as Kit Carson and Abraham Lincoln, present a lively and fearless woman.

About Author
Catherine Coffin Phillips, whose family knew Jessie Frémont during her last years in Los Angeles, had access to private letters.

Introducing this Bison Book edition is Christine Bold, an assistant professor of English at the University of Guelph, and the author of Selling the Wild West: Popular Western Fiction, 1860 to 1960.

Reviews
“Jessie Benton Frémont, witty, fearless, determined, beautiful, was one of the most admirable women of her long generation. . . . Even the cynical must admit that it is a beautiful story.”—Allan Nevins, New York Times.

“Contains a considerable amount of the atmosphere of official Washington and early California, as well as numerous apt anecdotes which add spice. . . . Mrs. Phillips makes Jessie Frémont live and breathe.”—American Historical Review.
287402 
Price: 15.00 USD

 
Kate M. Cleary: A Literary Biography with Selected Works, Susanne K. George


2 Kate M. Cleary: A Literary Biography with Selected Works
Susanne K. George
260 pages, Illus., paperback / softcover, University of Nebraska Press / Bison Books


About Author
Susanne K. George is a professor of English at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She is the author of The Adventures of The Woman Homesteader: The Life and Letters of Elinore Pruitt Stewart, also available in a Bison Books edition.

Reviews
1998 Susan Koppelman Award

"Even without the Cleary texts this would be an absorbing read, as George constructs, at times using marvelous letters, the story of a young woman born in 1863 to a cultured family, who went west with her new businessman husband to live in a Nebraska town which had not existed four years previously. There she continued to write, bore six children (speaking of her fear of childbirth, the 'black shadow'), and endured the death of two of them and an eight-year-long morphine addiction started after puerperal fever. Returning after fourteen years to Chicago, she wrote more. . . . She lived her last three years in single rented rooms writing to eat and to pay off hospital bills [and] the rent of her typewriter, . . . and was often down to less than a dollar."—American Studies.

"Fascinating . . . Kate M. Cleary shows the disillusionment of the female artist as she carefully chronicles her personal life, her birthing pain, her misunderstood creative endeavors, and her loss of husband and children. As readers, we empathize with Kate M. Cleary's nineteenth-century world. Her sketches, short stories, essays, and poetry focus on more than the female pioneer; rather, they depict frontier life on the plains."—Nebraska History.
270968 
Price: 13.95 USD

 


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