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Exploring with Frémont

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Private diaries of the cartographer who explored the western United States with John C. Frémont on his first, second and fourth expeditions.
162 pages
Published 1958 by Norman, University of Oklahoma Press
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Avis Black
Mar 11, 2008 Avis Black rated it really liked it
Shelves: travel, 4-stars
The author explored with Fremont, and bitched and complained every inch of the way. His deadpan humor is still quite admirable even a hundred and fifty years later.
Sundry
Jul 06, 2008 Sundry rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Sundry by: This American Life
I love this sort of thing...old journals. I heard about this book on NPR's This American Life and found it at the library.

Truly amusing and amazing account of Pruess's experiences with the Fremont party as it explored the U.S. west. It would be really interesting to read Fremont's and Kern's accounts side by side with Preuss's. Some of the footnotes quote from the others' writings, and Preuss's private aggravation becomes laugh out loud funny.

Instructive as a writer, too, to see how much the ma
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Erin
May 28, 2008 Erin rated it it was amazing
I heard about this book on This American Life. Some of the excerpts from the Preuss diary were read by an actor, and it sounds hilarious. I always think about frontier explorers as ruthless adventurers, but this guy was a bit prissy. The fact that he is a well known cartographer also piqued my interest.
Serena
Jan 19, 2016 Serena rated it it was amazing
I read this because of the exerpts presented by Sarah Vowell on This American Life. Preuss traveled with Fremont on three expeditions, and grumbled the whole way.
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