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More informationIn this powerful biographical novel, Richard Wheeler-- winner of the Owen Wister Lifetime Achievement Award and five Spur Awards-- tells the amazing tale of the American explorer and hero, John Fremont, and his attempt to find a railway route to the west along the 38th parallel.
Trapped in the snowbound Colorado mountains, Fremont must fight his way out. He battles the frigid elements in a harrowing journey over the backbone of the continent. In this tale of desperate danger and fierce courage, Wheeler presents the reader with a survival saga par excellence-- a struggle of man against man, man against nature, man against himself-- and a novel you will never forget.