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Buffalo Bill Cody : the man who shaped the wild West legend / Lew Freedman.

Author/Creator:
Freedman, Lew, author.
Publication:
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2020]
Format/Description:
Book
pages cm
Subjects:
Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917.
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show -- History.
Entertainers -- United States -- Biography.
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
Scouts (Reconnaissance) -- West (U.S.) -- Biography.
West (U.S.) -- Biography.
Summary:
""William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody (1846-1917) rose from humble origins in Iowa to become one of the most famous and most photographed people in the world. He became a leading scout during the American Indian Wars, winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor, and a renowned show business fixture whose traveling Wild West exhibitions played to millions of spectators the world over for 30 years. He hobnobbed with presidents, kings, queens and European heads of state, befriending many legendary individuals of the West, from General George Armstrong Custer and Sitting Bull to Wild Bill Hickok and Annie Oakley. Aside from these achievements, Cody's most important legacy may be how he shaped the world's enduring views of the American West through his shows, which he considered to be educational events rather than entertainment. This biography is a fresh look at the life of Buffalo Bill."-Provided by publisher"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Becoming Buffalo Bill
The Codys of Iowa
The Pony Express
Wars
Cody and Custer
The Mrs.
The Persuasive Mr. Buntline
Medal of Honor
Rodeo and Wild West Beginnings
The Wild West Goes Wild
Sitting Bull
Annie Oakley
Love 'Em and Leave 'Em
The Wild West Is the Toast of Europe
and Everywhere Else
Indians
A Congress of Rough Riders
Divorce Trials
Cody, Wyoming
The Death of the Great Showman
Buffalo Bill's Legacy.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780786499533
0786499532
9781476640068
OCLC:
1133655365
Publisher Number:
99985422659
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