Buffalo Bill: Last of the Great Scouts is the entertaining and fascinating 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. ø Bill?s sister, Helen Cody Wetmore, has written an affectionate biography that recalls fully both the man and the legend, his colorful personality and ironic wit, as well as his celebrated international status. Some of her anecdotes read like the dime novels they were probably based on, but others provide fascinating glimpses of frontier life. Before becoming a showman, Cody tried his luck as a land speculator, a hotelkeeper, and a justice of the peace. These pages also show the author herself growing up on the wild frontier. Humorous and informative, Buffalo Bill introduces us to an unforgettable and controversial figure in American frontier history. ø This commemorative edition includes the full text of the original 1899 edition, a foreword and afterword by novelist Zane Grey, illustrations by Frederic Remington, E. W. Deming, and Rosa Bonheur from a rare 1903 edition, and an introduction by scholar Joy S. Kasson.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-01-01 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Buffalo Bill: Last of the Great Scouts is the entertaining and fascinating 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
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-20 - Publisher: Forge Books
The boy who became "Buffalo Bill" got his first job as a mule-driver on the bleak Kansas plains, then became a a Pony Express rider, a cavalry scout, an Indian fighter, a buffalo hunter for the railroads, and a world-famous "Wild West Show" celebrity along with his friend, Wild Bill
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-10 - Publisher: e-artnow
Last of the Great Scouts is a biography of William F. Cody a.k.a Buffalo Bill, written by his sister Helen Cody Wetmore. Buffalo Bill was of the most famous and well-known figures of the American Old West. His legend began to spread when he was only 23. Shortly thereafter he
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02-21 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 - October 23, 1939) was an American author best known for his popular adventure novels and stories that presented an idealized image of the American frontier, including the novel Riders of the Purple Sage, his bes selling book. This is one of his stories.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-02 - Publisher: Forge Books
From the legendary author of the west Zane Grey, writing with Helen Cody Wetmore: two complete novels in one low-priced edition The Last of the Plainsmen Zane Grey, chronicler of the greatest adventures of the West, and Buffalo Jones, last of the plainsmen, that tough breed who followed their dreams