Carter, Robert A.,
BUFFALO BILL CODY.
NEW copy, hardcover with dust jacket. (Castle Books).
~~ 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.
BUFFALO GALS: Women of Baffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
NEW copy, trade PAPERBACK. (Falcon Press).
~~ Buffalo Bill's Wild West brought an enormously successful performance spectacle to audiences throughout the United States and Europe between 1883 and 1916. Many talented and daring women performed alongside men in the Wild West shows including tiny sharpshooter Annie Oakley. Annie and the other female performers represented the feminine side of an American tradition and brought a woman's touch to an otherwise uncivilized form of entertainment, but they also changed the way the world thought about women forever through the demonstration of their skills.
Grey, Zane, Joy S. Kasson and Helen Cody Wetmore,
BUFFALO BILL CODY.
NEW copy, trade PAPERBACK. (Bison Books).
~~ Buffalo Bill: Last of the Great Scouts is the story of
William F. Cody, known to millions for over a century as the legendary
Buffalo Bill. Born in a log cabin in Iowa, he was a buffalo hunter,
stagecoach driver, Pony Express rider, Civil War soldier, and a scout
for the U.S. army before beginning his career as the star of Buffalo
Bill's Wild West, which electrified audiences around the world from
1883 to 1917.
THE COLONEL AND LITTLE MISSIE: Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, and the
Beginnings of Superstardom in America.
NEW copy, hardcover with dust jacket. (Simon & Schuster).
~~ In this sweeping dual biography, McMurtry explores the lives, the legends, and above all the truth about two larger-than-life American figures: Buffalo Bill Cody and Annie Oakley.
BUFFALO BILL'S WILD WEST: An American Legend.
NEW copy, hardcover with dust jacket. (Book Sales, 1998).
~~ No theme in History has captured the imagination like the American West, and no
presentation of the drama surpassed the original Wild West shows. In this
unparalleled theater, the cast of characters were themselves authentic heroes:
Buffalo Bill Cody, Texas Jack Omohundro, Wild Bill Hickok, Captain A. H.
Bogardus, Annie Oakley, Doc Carver ("Evil Spirit of the Plains"), Lillian Smith,
Captain Jack Crawford ("Poet Scout of the Plains"), Sitting Bull and hordes of
Indians, Pawnee Bill, and May Lillie. These pioneer stars and superstars were
predecessors to the Western film and television personalities of later times,
and to the troupe in the contemporary extravaganza at Disneyland/Paris. Buffalo
Bill's Wild West is a panoramic celebration of these colorful characters, who
created the image of the West for Americans, and for the world. The book also
celebrates the exciting and often flamboyant accoutrements and costumes, which
were part and parcel of the stars' public appearance, and honors such characters
as William Mathewson, recognized even by Cody himself as the "original Buffalo
~~~ The lavish illustrations feature the Michael Del Castello Collection of the
American West, with portfolios of treasures from the Buffalo Bill Museum
(Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming) and the Autry Museum of Western
Heritage (Los Angeles). Cody and his contemporaries made the West come alive to
millions through their Wild West show tours of Europe and America. Lavishly
illustrated and unsurpassed in its authenticity, Buffalo Bill's Wild West is a
collector's item for anyone interested in the most fascinating array of all
objects of Americana, and in the uniquely colorful saga of the West. From the
original Wild West shows of P. T. Barnum in Hoboken, New Jersey, to the
spectacular entertainments of such headliners as Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley,
see the arms and accessories of the adventurers who charmed the crowned heads of
Europe and brought America's Wild West culture to the world -- in the process
helping to make Colt, Winchester, Wells Fargo, and the West into American
legends. In this unique volume, the authors have produced the most spectacular,
lavish, and detailed illustrated tribute ever to Buffalo Bill and his Wild West
Buffalo Bill's Wild West is an unmatched chronicle drawn upon decades of
research and collecting, augmented with images by master photographers Peter
Beard and Douglas Sandberg, and period photographs and archival material from
museums and private collections, particularly that of Michael Del Castello --
featured at the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds, in the summer 1999 loan
exhibition "Buffalo Bill's Wild West." In over 225 color plates and 160
black-and-white illustrations, with in-depth text and captions, the colorful
arms, posters, photographs, costumes, saddles, accoutrements, stagecoaches, and,
for the first time, Buffalo Bill's Wild West Winchester Ammo Wagon, are brought
to life. The extraordinary, exquisitely detailed illustrations include more than
50 posters and advertising broadsheets, over 100 rare cabinet card photographs,
innumerable historic firearms, advertising art and trade cards, and
All the renowned exhibition shooters are presented: Buffalo Bill Cody, Annie
Oakley, Frank Butler, Doc Carver, Johnny Baker, Pawnee Bill, Lillian Smith,
Captain A. H. Bogardus and sons, Captain E. E. Stubbs, Curtis Liston, Arizona
Joe, and many more -- all of them sports and entertainment luminaries of their
day. Designed as a companion volume to the bestselling Colt: An American Legend;
Winchester: An American Legend; The Peacemakers; Steel Canvas; and Ruger &
His Guns, this new work covers a fascinating period in history and entertainment
that will never be seen again.
~~ Originally in print at $60.00, now OUT OF PRINT..