Buffalo Bill Cody: The Man Behind the Legend / Edition 1

Buffalo Bill Cody: The Man Behind the Legend / Edition 1

by Robert A. Carter
     
 

"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

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"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."
–Publishers Weekly

"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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471077800
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/09/2002
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
1,112,445
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.04(d)

Table of Contents

The Cody (or was it Coady?) Family Tree.
"The Youngest Indian Slayer on the Plains".
The Dark Side of Manifest Destiny.
"The Swift Phantom of the Desert".
From Horse Thief to Cavalry Scout.
Cody Takes a Shot at Domestic Life.
Scouting with Sheridan.
The Buffalo of Summit Springs.
"Buffalo Bill, The King of Border Men".
More Fame - and the Medal of Honor.
Triumph and Tragedy.
"More Like Fiction Than Reality".
"The Vastly Enlarged and Reorganized Wild West".
Purely and Distinctly America.
Crossing the "Big Water".
The Last of the Indian Wars.
"A Congress of Rough Riders".
"On the Threshold of 1900".
The Old Scout on "His Native Heath".
"The Man Who Broke My Heart".
Epilogue: The Legacy.
Bibliography.
Source Notes.
Index.

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