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The life of Hon. William F. Cody, known as Buffalo Bill

Author: Buffalo Bill; Frank Christianson
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2011.
Series: '">Papers of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody.
Edition/Format:   Book : Document : Biography : State or province government publication   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What we know of Buffalo Bill Cody (1846-1917) is more myth than man. Yet the stage persona that took audiences by storm was based on the very real encounters of William F. Cody with the American West. This autobiography, infused with the drama of dime novels and stage melodramas that would transform the author into an American icon, recounts a boy's move to the Kansas territory, where his father hoped to homestead,
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Named Person: Buffalo Bill
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Buffalo Bill; Frank Christianson
ISBN: 9780803236196 0803236190 9780803232914 0803232918
OCLC Number: 711959967
Description: xlix, 529 pages, [1] leaf of plates : illustrations (1 color), facsimile, maps, portraits ; 23 cm.
Contents: Series editor's preface --
Editor's introduction --
A note on the text --
William F. Cody's life: a chronology --
The life of Hon. William F. Cody, known as Buffalo Bill: Childhood; Early influences; Boy days in Kansas; Youthful experiences; In business; Hard times; Accidents and escapes; Adventures on the overland road; Fast driving; Questionable proceedings; A soldier; A wedding; A millionaire; Earning a title; Champion buffalo killer; A courier; An appointment; Scouting; A tough time; An exciting chase; A military expedition; A desperate fight; Administering justice; Hunting expeditions; Hunting with a grand duke; Sight-seeing; Honors; An actor; Starring; A return to the plains; Dangerous work; Conclusion --
Appendix 1: Cody and visual culture --
Appendix 2: Letters --
Appendix 3: Cody and celebrity --
Notes.
Series Title: Papers of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody.
Other Titles: Life of Honorable William F. Cody, known as Buffalo Bill
Responsibility: William F. Cody ; edited and with an introduction by Frank Christianson.

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Reveals both the William F. Cody of personal history and the Buffalo Bill of American mythology - and, finally, the curious reality that partakes of both  Read more...

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