The Colonel and Little Missie

The Colonel and Little Missie

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

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Baker & Taylor
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lonesome Dove traces the lives and careers of two of the American West's most famous showpeople, documenting Buffalo Bill's pivotal contributions to western culture, Annie Oakley's demonstrations before famous world leaders, and more. 150,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Larry McMurtry chronicles the rise to fame, fortune, and international celebrity of two of the West's most enduring figures - and America's first real superstars.
From the early 1800s to the end of his life in 1917, Buffalo Bill Cody was as famous as anyone could be. Annie Oakley was his most celebrated protogee, the "slip of a girl" from Ohio who could (and did) outshoot anybody to become the most celebrated star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West show.
In this dual biography, Larry McMurtry explores the lives, the legends, and above all the truths about two larger-than-life American figures. With his Wild West show, Buffalo Bill helped invent the image of the West that still exists today - cowboys and Indians, rodeo rough rides, sheriffs and outlaws, trick shooting, Stetsons, and buckskin. The short, slight Annie Oakley - born Phoebe Ann Moses - spent sixteen years with Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, where she entertained Queen Victoria, Emperor Franz Josef of Austria, and Kaiser Wilhelm II, among others. Beloved by all who knew her, including Hunkpapa leader Sitting Bull, Oakley became a legend in her own right and, after her death, achieved a new lease of fame in Irving Berlin's musical Annie Get Your Gun.
To each other, they were always "Missie" and "Colonel." To the rest of the world, they were cultural icons, setting the path for all that followed.

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Traces the lives and careers of two of the American West's most famous showpeople, documenting Buffalo Bill's pivotal contributions to western culture and Annie Oakley's demonstrations before famous world leaders.

Simon and Schuster
Pulitzer Prize winner Larry McMurtry chronicles the rise to fame, fortune, and international celebrity of two of the West's most enduring figures -- and America's first real superstars.From the early 1800s to the end of his life in 1917, Buffalo Bill Cody was as famous as anyone could be. Annie Oakley was his most celebrated protégée, the "slip of a girl" from Ohio who could (and did) outshoot anybody to become the most celebrated star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.In this sweeping dual biography, Larry 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 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. The short, slight Annie Oakley -- born Phoebe Ann Moses -- spent sixteen years with Buffalo Bill's Wild West, where she entertained Queen Victoria, Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria, and Kaiser Wilhelm II, among others. Beloved by all who knew her, including Junkpapa leader, Sitting Bull, Oakley became a legend in her own right and after her death, achieved a new lease of fame in Irving Berlin's musical Annie, Get Your Gun. To each other, they were always "Missie" and "Colonel". To the rest of the world, they were cultural icons, setting the path for all that followed. Larry McMurtry -- a writer who understands the West better than any other -- recreates their astonishing careers and curious friendship in a fascinating history that reads like the very best of his fiction.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2005
ISBN: 9780743271714
0743271718
Branch Call Number: 978.02 M229c
Characteristics: 245 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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