Buffalo Bill's Life Story: An Autobiography

Buffalo Bill's Life Story: An Autobiography
By William F. Cody

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Buffalo Bill lives deep in American legend. A Kansas-bred farm boy, he went on to become a renowned trapper and hunter, army scout, Indian fighter, and finally a world showman and celebrity. As a man of the Wild West, he became known as a larger-than-life buffalo hunter. As an army scout, he earned the Medal of Honor for gallantry in action. But Bill was unsatisfied. Setting his sights higher yet, he traveled the country performing in Wild West stage shows, and eventually founded “Buffalo Bill’s Wild West,” a terrifically successful traveling production depicting cowboy and Indian life on the plains. Bill’s show earned him large sums of money and drove him to intense national prominence at the turn of the century. This is his story in his own words.


Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #1608430 in Books
  • Brand: Brand: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Published on: 2010-04-01
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 8.25" h x 5.60" w x 5.50" l, 1.23 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 365 pages

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About the Author
Buffalo Bill was born William Frederick Cody in 1846. He was a soldier, a bison hunter, a showman, and one of America’s biggest celebrities until his death in 1917.


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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful.
5Wonderfully detailed and full of action! Fascinating! Eye-Opening!
By Larraine M. Andreoni
As far as bios go, this is a most detailed story of Cody's life. It is loaded with daily challenges and battles of early western life. It will keep you hanging on each and every word he says, and clamoring for more. I have always wanted a very honest day-by-day bio of this adventurous American icon. He does not boast and is very humble in his tales of the wild west and how it came along since the "move west" boom. He mentions names and incidents with great care and accuracy. Not boring in the least... and will take you to a time when things in the US were wild and wooley... and you are there to witness each and every daring adventure.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5Loved the book
By Mike Bair
Loved the book ! A story that I had never heard or read, What detail he brings to the pages of the book. He truly was one of the greatest army scouts/buffalo hunters that ever lived.His ability to bring the western stories to the stages in the East & Europe for the people to re-live. He helped shape the west. Recommend this book to all !

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
3Fun, historical, informative, if not all that well written.
By B. Thurber
I live in the west and this book was an enjoyable read for its setting. Buffalo Bill lived a very interesting life throughout and crossed paths with so many others in our American history that I was unaware of. The lifestyle of the times and the things he accomplished were astonishing. Like life itself, there are parts that drag on, it is a little bit anticlimactic and it ends abruptly. 3 stars for its information and adventure, offset by the fact that it is short of poetic, or well crafted. I do not regret the read, however and would recommend it to anyone with a particular interest in the man, the time, or the place.

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