Annie Oakley: Woman at Arms

Annie Oakley: Woman at Arms

by Courtney Ryley Cooper, Jonathan Reese
     
 

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Let no one doubt Annie Oakley's sure shot. It wasn't rigged in Buffalo Bill's traveling Wild West show or glamorized in Irving Berlin's Broadway production, "Annie Get Your Gun." Thousands saw her shoot apart a card, with the edge facing her (from 30 paces), and nail a dime in the air from 90 feet. This doesn't sound like someone you'd want to cross.

But Miss Oakley

Overview

Let no one doubt Annie Oakley's sure shot. It wasn't rigged in Buffalo Bill's traveling Wild West show or glamorized in Irving Berlin's Broadway production, "Annie Get Your Gun." Thousands saw her shoot apart a card, with the edge facing her (from 30 paces), and nail a dime in the air from 90 feet. This doesn't sound like someone you'd want to cross.

But Miss Oakley, who honed her shooting skills by hunting, lived modestly and without pretension. She was also very kind. After easily dispatching a rival shooting star, for example, she married him. And as someone who took her bible seriously, she financed the education of at least 18 orphan girls. This is her charming biography.

"The finest and truest of American women." (Will Rogers)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781400108022
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Edition description:
Unabridged CD
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Courtney Riley Cooper (1886-1940) worked as a press agent for Wild West showman Buffalo Bill Cody and wrote The Cross-Cut, The Pioneers, and The Golden Bubble.

Jonathan Reese (d. 1999) was a founding member of Berkeley's Straw Hat review and narrator of The Executioner's Song by Norman Mailer and Travels in Alaska by John Muir.

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