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NPR's Steve Inskeep Authors Book About Two Men Who Helped Map Idaho

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You know him as the host of Morning Edition from NPR. Now, Steve Inskeepis also the author of a new book looking at a long ago part of western American history. Our Morning Edition host George Prentice spoke with Inskeep recently about his book “Imperfect Union: How Jessie and John Fremont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity and Helped Cause the Civil War.” Eastern Idaho’s Fremont County is named for John Fremont.

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George Prentice has been honored for his decades-long career in broadcast and print journalism. As news editor of Boise Weekly, he won multiple awards for his investigative reporting and took home top prizes in the fields of crime/courts, environmental, health, religion and feature reporting.
Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!