A Newer World: Kit Carson John C Fremont And The Claiming Of The American West

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Simon & Schuster, Jan 16, 2001 - History - 320 pages
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Between 1842 and 1854 John C. Frémont, renowned as the nineteenth century's greatest explorer, and Kit Carson, the legendary scout and Indian fighter, boldly ventured into untamed territory to fulfill America's "manifest destiny." Drawing on little-known primary sources, as well as his own travels through the lands Frémont and Carson explored, David Roberts re-creates their expeditions, second in significance only to those of Lewis and Clark. A Newer World is a harrowing narrative of hardship and adventure and a poignant reminder of the cultural tragedy that westward expansion inflicted on the Native American.

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A NEWER WORLD: Kit Carson, John C. FrÇmont, and the Claiming of the American West

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A vigorous narrative of the intersecting lives of two of the most outsized figures in the American West: the trapper, guide, and Indian fighter Kit Carson, and the ebullient, grandstanding officer ... Read full review

A newer world: Kit Carson, John C. Frémont, and the claiming of the American West

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John C. Fr mont, an explorer and later a Civil War figure, began his first expedition in 1842 to map out the Oregon Trail. In St. Louis, preparing for his trip, Fr mont hired Kit Carson as his chief ... Read full review

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David Roberts is the author of twenty-four books on mountaineering, adventure, and the history of the American Southwest. His essays and articles have appeared in National Geographic, National Geographic Adventure, and The Atlantic Monthly, among other publications. He lives in Watertown, Massachusetts.

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