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Buffalo Bill's Wild West : an American legend

Author: R L WilsonGreg MartinPeter H BeardDouglas SandbergMichael Del Castello Collection of the American West.All authors
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This book is a panoramic celebration of colorful characters who created the image of the West for Americans and for the world. It also celebrates the exciting and often flamboyant accoutrements and costumes which were part and parcel of the stars' public appearance, and honors such characters as William Mathewson, recognized even by Cody himself as the "original Buffalo Bill." It is an unmatched chronicle drawn upon  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Pictorial works
Named Person: Buffalo Bill; Annie Oakley; Buffalo Bill; Annie Oakley
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R L Wilson; Greg Martin; Peter H Beard; Douglas Sandberg; Michael Del Castello Collection of the American West.; Buffalo Bill Museum (Cody, Wyo.); Autry Museum of Western Heritage.
ISBN: 0375501061 9780375501067
OCLC Number: 38519798
Notes: "Featuring the Michael Del Castello Collection of the American West, with portfolios of treasures from the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, and the Autry Museum of Western Heritage, Los Angeles, California."
Description: vii, 316 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 23 x 29 cm
Contents: Introduction --
From reality to legend, 1846-1876 --
The prairie to the national stage, 1876-1882 --
From the stage to the arena, 1882-1886 --
The Wild West triumphs in Europe and America, 1887-1892 --
Portfolio of treasures: Buffalo Bill Historical Center and the Autry Museum of Western Heritage --
Annie Oakley: superstar, athlete, and modern lady --
The Congress of Rough Riders of the World, 1893-1908 --
Colonel Cody and Major Lillie, 1908-1912 --
Sells-Floto, the 101 Ranch, and the end of the trail, 1912-1917 --
Enjoying the Wild West: Museums and historic sites ; The dime novels ; Ledgers of gun factories ; Collecting and dealing ; Magazines and newspapers ; Books, new and out-of print ; e-mail and the Internet ; The Wild West in the movies and on television ; Annie Oakley legacy, Greenville, Ohio ; Reenactments, associations, and commemorative guns ; Long Wolf and Rose Ghost Dog return from London [Repatriation of remains] ; EuroDisney : the Wild West returns ; William F. Cody, a heroic figure --
Appendix A: Buffalo Bill guides the Sheridan hunting expedition [Ten Days on the Plains] ; B: Buffalo Bill's Wild West ledgers, 1886-1887 ; C: Captain A.H. Bogardus's discourse on his shooting records ; D: Doc Carver's astounding 5,500 glass-ball feat ; E: Annie Oakley on ladies and shooting ; F: America: a nation of marksmen / Annie Oakley --
G: The Oakley collection of arms, medals, and trophies ; H: Advertising in the Wild West programs ; I: Museums and historic sites --
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Responsibility: R.L. Wilson with Greg Martin ; photography by Peter Beard and Douglas Sandberg.
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This book is a panoramic celebration of colorful characters who created the image of the West for Americans and for the world. It also celebrates the exciting and often flamboyant accoutrements and costumes which were part and parcel of the stars' public appearance, and honors such characters as William Mathewson, recognized even by Cody himself as the "original Buffalo Bill." It is an unmatched chronicle drawn upon decades of research and collecting, augmented with images by master photographers.

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