good used condition, some cover and page bending - nothing major
watermark on the backside of the included map
A BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB Main Selection
John Charles Fremont was a fiery young officer, bent on mapping the vast trackless American west, and desperately needing government backing. Jessie Benton was the exquisitely beautiful, dazzlingly accomplished, and jealously guarded sixteen-year-old daughter of the most powerful politician in America.
They broke through all the barriers to come together -- and together set out to defy every danger of nature and man to lead America across the Rockies to the Pacific... to carve out a kingdom of gold.. to come within grasp of the Presidency itself... and to create an epic saga of courage and love as great and enthralling as has ever been told...
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