Steve Inskeep on ‘Imperfect Union’

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Steven Inskeep's new book 'Imperfect Union'
NPR host Steve Inskeep spoke with MPR’s Kerri Miller about his new book on the relationship between John and Jessie Fremont.
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NPR’s Steve Inskeep read diaries, letters and maps while researching his biography on John and Jessie Fremont, one of America’s original power couples. His new book is called “Imperfect Union: How Jessie and John Fremont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity, and Helped Cause the Civil War.” Though it's set in the 1800s, their story is surprisingly relevant today. Inskeep joined MPR host Kerri Miller for a conversation about politics and public radio on Friday.

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