Synopses & Reviews
Who more than Buffalo Bill symbolizes the American West? William Frederick Cody (1846-1917) personified, packaged, and perpetuated the myth of the Wild West. This lively biography documents fully the events of his extraordinary career as a buffalo hunter, army scout, freighter, and guide on the Great Plains, and as a showman on two continents. More than 150 fully captioned historic photographs—many never before published—depict Buffalo Bill from his childhood days to his reign as a superlative actor and producer whose Wild West remains unique in the annals of show business. This volume preserves the color and spectacle of a bygone era—and, best of all, shows that that the real and heroic figure rivals the invented and legendary Buffalo Bill.
In this concise biography that boasts many period photographs never before published, Joseph Rosa and Robin May document fully the events of Cody's extraordinary life while preserving the color and spectacle of a bygone era.
Table of Contents
1. The Making of a Plainsman
2. The Wild West
3. The Conquest of England
4. International Triumphs and an Indian Tragedy
5. Old Scouts Never Die