The Colonel and Little Missie

The Colonel and Little Missie

Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, and the Beginnings of Superstardom in America

Book - 2005
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In this dual biography, McMurtry explores the lives, the legends, and above all the truth about two larger-than-life American figures. With his Wild West show, Buffalo Bill Cody helped invent the image of the West that still exists today--cowboys and Indians, rodeo, rough rides, sheriffs and outlaws, trick shooting, Stetsons, and buck-skin. His most celebrated protegee, the short, slight Annie Oakley--born Phoebe Ann Moses in Ohio--spent sixteen years with Buffalo Bill's Wild West, where she entertained Queen Victoria and Kaiser Wilhelm II, among others. Beloved by all who knew her, Oakley became a legend in her own right, and after her death achieved a new lease of fame in the musical Annie, Get Your Gun. They were cultural icons, setting the path for all that followed.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2005
ISBN: 9780743271714
0743271718
Characteristics: 245 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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