The Wild West in England (The Papers of William F.Buffalo Bill Cody)

By: Cody, William F.

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Army scout, frontiersman, and hero of the American West, William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody was also a shrewd self-promoter, showman, and entrepreneur. In 1888 he published "The Story of the Wild West," a collection of biographies of four well-known American frontier figures: Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, Kit Carson, and himself. Cody contributed an abridged version of his 1879 autobiography with an addendum titled "The Wild West in England," now available in this stand-alone annotated edition, including all the illustrations from the original text along with photographs of Cody and promotional materials. Here Cody describes his Wild West exhibition, the show that offered audiences a mythic experience of the American frontier. Focusing on the show's first season of performances in England, Cody includes excerpts of numerous laudatory descriptions of his show from the English press as well as stories of his time spent with British nobility--from private performances for Queen Victoria and the Prince and Princess of Wales to dinners and teas with the elite of London society. He depicts himself as an ambassador of American culture, proclaiming that he and his Wild West show prompted the British to "know more of the mighty nation beyond the Atlantic and . . . to esteem us better than at any time within the limits of modern history."

Title: The Wild West in England (The Papers of William F.Buffalo Bill Cody)

Author Name: Cody, William F.

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Bison Books:

ISBN Number: 0803240546

ISBN Number 13: 9780803240544


Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0803240546Z2

Description: 0803240546 Crisp, clean, unread paperback with light shelfwear to the covers and a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!