1944 1st year edition; by Irving Stone; Consolidated Book Publishers, Chicago; Peoples Book Club Edition; hardbound in red textured boards with Irving Stone signature embossed on front cover and gilt stamp lettering on spine; "This is a wartime book..." statement on copyright page; very good condition with unmarked pages; no dust jacket.
Jessie Benton Fremont never weighed much over a hundred pounds. But she had a mind and will of polished steel that made her beloved, hated, feared and feted across an entire continent.
At sixteen she fell in love with the famous explorer John Charles Fremont and created an indestructible marriage that kindled victory out of the ashes of every defeat. Her fierce loyalty and spirit sustained her husband through the humiliation of court-martial and public rebuke. And she inspired him to become the first senator from California, a general in the Army-and, finally, a courageous if unsuccessful candidate for the presidency of the United States.