In The Moment ... January 24, 2020 Show 740 Hour 1
It's somewhat surprising more historians haven't penned epic works about John Fremont and his equally influential wife Jessie Fremont. Leave that to Steve Inskeep. He's cohost of NPR's Morning Edition. You hear his voice every day right here on SDPB Radio.
His new book is called "Imperfect Union: How Jessie and John Fremont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity, and Helped Cause the Civil War."