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Buffalo Bill's America : William Cody and the Wild West Show

Author: Louis S Warren
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody was the most famous American of his age. He claimed to have worked for the Pony Express when only a boy and to have scouted for General George Custer. But what was his real story? And how did a frontiersman become a worldwide celebrity? In this prize-winning biography, acclaimed author Louis S. Warren explains not only how Cody exaggerated his real experience as an army scout and
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Warren, Louis S.
Buffalo Bill's America.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2005
(OCoLC)607481826
Named Person: Buffalo Bill; Buffalo Bill; Buffalo Bill; Buffalo Bill.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Louis S Warren
ISBN: 0375412166 9780375412165 0375726586 9780375726583
OCLC Number: 57391899
Awards: American Historical Association Albert A. Beveridge Award, 2006.
Western History Association Caughey-Western History Association Prize, 2006.
Description: xvi, 652 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: I: Pony express --
The attack on the settler's cabin --
The village ... the cyclone --
With the prince of pistoleers --
Guide and scout --
Buffalo hunt --
II: Theater star --
Indians, horses --
Domesticating the wild west --
The drama of civilization: visual play and moral ambiguity --
Wild west London --
Broncho Charlie Miller --
Wild west Europe --
Ghost dance --
Standing bear --
Cowboys, Indians, and the artful deceptions of race --
Buffalo Bill's America --
The Johnson brothers --
III: Empire of the home --
Showdown in Cheyenne --
Adele Von Ohl Parker --
End of the trail.
Responsibility: Louis S. Warren.
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"William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody was the most famous American of his age. He claimed to have worked for the Pony Express when only a boy and to have scouted for General George Custer. But what was his real story? And how did a frontiersman become a worldwide celebrity? In this prize-winning biography, acclaimed author Louis S. Warren explains not only how Cody exaggerated his real experience as an army scout and buffalo hunter, but also how that experience inspired him to create the gigantic, traveling spectacle known as Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. A dazzling mix of Indians, cowboys, and vaqueros, they performed on two continents for three decades, offering a surprisingly modern view of the United States and a remarkably democratic version of its history. This definitive biography reveals the genius of America's greatest showman, and the startling history of the American West that drove him and his performers to the world stage."--Publisher's website.

Explores the life and times of the colorful Pony Express rider, trapper, Civil War soldier, professional buffalo hunter, Indian fighter, cavalry scout, actor, and dime-novel hero within the social and cultural context of his era.

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