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Jessie Benton Frémont: A Woman Who Made History

By: Catherine Coffin Phillips, introduction by Christine Bold

Price: $15.00

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press / Bison Books: 1995

Seller ID: 287402

ISBN: 0-8032-8740-2

Condition: 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 beha... View more info

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Kate M. Cleary: A Literary Biography with Selected Works

By: Susanne K. George

Price: $13.95

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press / Bison Books: 1997

Seller ID: 270968

ISBN: 0-8032-7096-8

Condition: 260 pages, Illus., paperback / softcover, University of Nebraska Press / Bison Books


About AuthorSusanne 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.Reviews1998 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 wom... View more info