An Interactive Biography of Annie Oakley (Enhanced Edition) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Includes video of Annie shooting at targets.
Includes pictures of Annie and important people, places, and events in her life.
Discusses Annie's performances and encounters with legends like Buffalo Bill Cody, Sitting Bull, and Queen Victoria.
Includes some of Annie's most colorful quotes.
*Includes a Bibliography for further reading.

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An Interactive Biography of Annie Oakley (Enhanced Edition)

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Overview

Includes video of Annie shooting at targets.
Includes pictures of Annie and important people, places, and events in her life.
Discusses Annie's performances and encounters with legends like Buffalo Bill Cody, Sitting Bull, and Queen Victoria.
Includes some of Annie's most colorful quotes.
*Includes a Bibliography for further reading.

“Aim at the high mark and you will hit it. No, not the first time, not the second time and maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect. Finally you'll hit the bull's-eye of success.” – Annie Oakley

Everyone has read about history’s most important people and events in dense textbooks and classrooms, but words can only say so much. In Charles River Editors’ Interactive Biography series, history comes to life in video and audio, allowing people to not only read history but truly experience it, through the eyes and ears of the people who were there.

There was little about the childhood of Phoebe Ann Mosey that indicated that she would grow up to become Annie Oakley, one of the best sharpshooters the world has ever seen and an icon of the West. Her parents, Jacob and Susan, were Quakers who migrated from Pennsylvania to Darke County, Ohio after a fire destroyed their inn and their livelihood. Their daughter, who would become a national celebrity in her own life for “The Little Sure Shot of the West”, learned her gun skills out of necessity, using them to hunt for food around the Cincinnati area thousands of miles away from the dusty towns, saloons and shootouts that have become symbols the Wild West.

However, Annie would make her own mark by hitting so many marks back east, and by 18 she had made a name for herself by besting other sharpshooters, including Frank Butler, who performed a traveling act and became smitten by the young teen who beat him. Annie and Frank would marry when she was 16, and they continued to perform together until becoming part of Buffalo Bill’s famous show, where Annie became acquainted with other legends like Sitting Bull.

Annie would perform off and on for Buffalo Bill’s show, but she also took her exploits to Europe and even the burgeoning film industry, performing “The Little Sure Shot of the West” for Thomas Edison’s brand new kinetoscope, which could make a film. She also met dignitaries like Queen Victoria and Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany. Annie only became more famous with age, continuing with her skillful performances into her 60s despite a debilitating injury suffered in a car crash, before declining health led to her death at the age of 66 in 1926.

This interactive biography chronicles all the aspects of the famous female sharpshooter’s life. Along with videos and pictures of important people, places, and events in her life, you will learn about Annie like you never have before.



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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781625395535
  • Publisher: Charles River Editors
  • Publication date: 2/21/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 742,934
  • File size: 13 MB
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