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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:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : 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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917.
Life of Hon. William F. Cody, known as Buffalo Bill.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2011
(DLC) 2011015108
(OCoLC)711959967
Named Person: Buffalo Bill; Buffalo Bill; Buffalo Bill
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Buffalo Bill; Frank Christianson
ISBN: 9780803271340 0803271344
OCLC Number: 793207972
Description: 1 online resource (xlix, 529 p., [1] leaf of plates) : ill. (1 col.), facsim., maps, ports.
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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