Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: " This is the remarkable story of an amazing life. Cody not only lived the adventure of the frontier, he helped create the American West of the imagination. A fascinating story and a must-read for anyone interested in the evolution of the Western myth." - Casey Tefertiller, Author, Wyatt Earp: The Life Behind the Legend Who was the real Buffalo Bill? This engrossing biography brings to thrilling life the frontier hero who is responsible for creating the lasting legend of the Wild West. Author Robert Carter takes us back to the Great Plains, where William " Buffalo Bill" Cody emerges in his many incarnations: as a buffalo hunter, a Civil War cavalry scout, an Indian fighter, a Pony Express rider, until, finally, he conceives of the show that made him famous throughout the world- the Wild West Exhibitions. In Buffalo Bill Cody, the first full biography in over thirty years, we are given an intimate glimpse into the exhilarating life of this one-of-a-kind frontiersman and,enormously popular showman, from his famous exploits to the lesser-known dramas surrounding his life. We gain fresh insights about many of the mysteries of Buffalo Bill' s life, including whether he indeed killed Yellow Hand- the " first scalp for Custer." Elegantly written, Buffalo Bill Cody is a spellbinding achievement that not only reveals the truth behind this legendary subject, but also explores the myths of the Wild West that he created, which live on to this day. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: "An excellent book based on exhaustive research and written with fresh insight. It is a spellbinding accomplishment and brings both the man and his era to life. . . . It is an extraordinary achievement."
-Arizona Daily Star
"Carter presents this astounding tale in a very balanced fashion, providing both the nineteenth-century rationale and his repug-nance at acts today considered shocking. . . . Through Carter's writing, the heroic and ultimately sad life of a remarkable human being makes a deep impact."
-Richmond Times Dispatch
"A comprehensive, sharply rendered life of showman William 'Buffalo Bill' Cody pries realities away from legend. . . . A splendid portrait of Cody's life and times, at once poignant, boisterous, and disturbing."
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"There's a large audience for American, and particularly Western, history, and those readers will not want to miss this genial account."
"This is the remarkable story of an amazing life. Cody not only lived the adventure of the frontier, he helped create the American West of the imagination. A fascinating story and a must-read for anyone interested in the evolution of the Western myth."
author, Wyatt Earp: The Life Behind the Legend
From the Inside Flap: He was a larger-than-life figure of the frontier whose legendary exploits inspired hero worship among people of all ages. We may remember him as a buffalo hunter, a U.S. Army scout, an Indian fighter, a Pony Express rider, and, finally, a master showman who conceived and starred in the world-famous "Wild West" show. But who was the real William "Buffalo Bill" Cody?
Now, in the first full-scale biography in over thirty years, Robert Carter scrupulously penetrates the true story of Buffalo Bill’s extraordinary life. Spanning the settlement of the Great Plains and the violent Indian Wars, the Gold Rush, the Pony Express, and the building of the first transcontinental railroad, Buffalo Bill’s life offers illuminating insight into the enduring romance and adventure of the American frontier–especially the Great Plains.
This sweeping biography gives us a compelling look at the flamboyant, generous man theIndians called "Long Hair" and the rest of America called the "P. T. Barnum of the AmericanWest." For nearly two generations, from the 1880s to his death in 1917, his traveling show brought the Wild West to life for millions here and abroad, making Buffalo Bill–a complicated man with a colorful personality–a commanding presence in American history, a man who helped shape our modern perspective on our past.
Based on exhaustive research drawn from extensive records, letters, and reminiscences of contemporaries, Buffalo Bill Cody conveys the illuminating saga of life in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries while it presents the fascinating story of the dashing cavalier of the Plains. Here, too, are shimmering portraits of the most famous and important characters of the frontier era, including Wild Bill Hickok, George Armstrong Custer, Sitting Bull, Annie Oakley, Philip Henry Sheridan, and Ned Buntline.
Written simply and with great eloquence, Buffalo Bill Cody separates fact from myth and resurrects the remarkable man behind the legend, revealing how an authentic Westerner, a real-life hero, became the arch-purveyor of the romanticized, mythical Wild West that lives on to the present day, in all its adventure, violence, and romance. Buffalo Bill Cody not only gives us a sense of who we were, it provides rich insight into how we have become what we are today.
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Descrizione libro Wiley. Hardcover. Condizione libro: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 2710119396
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Descrizione libro Wiley. Hardcover. Condizione libro: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 2750213040
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Descrizione libro Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, John. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Nice condition with minor indications of previous handling. Codice libro della libreria G0471319961I4N10
Descrizione libro Wiley, 2000. Condizione libro: Good. illustrated edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP3064956
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Descrizione libro John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2000. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. First Printing. This is a Good condition hard cover in a Good condition dust jacket. The spine is a bit rolled. It's an ex-library book with teh usual library additions. The front free endpaper has been removed. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library. Codice libro della libreria 44393