Steve Inskeep on ‘Imperfect Union’

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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 Friday.

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