Buffalo Bill's America : William Cody and the Wild West Show

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Buffalo Bill's America : William Cody and the Wild West Show
2005
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IN LIBRARYPeninsula Center Biographies978.0209 Buffalo WARREN
Place Published: 
New York
Publisher: 
Alfred A. Knopf
ISBN: 
0375412166
Edition: 
1st ed
Description: 
xvi, 652 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 551-634) and index.
Author: 
Louis S. Warren
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A very well writing and well reseached book. However Louis S. Warren has no kindness for William F. Cody. A book writen to debunk Buffalo Bill calling him a "fakery" along with his friend James Bulter Hickok,Wild Bill. He also calls Cody a " Frontier Imposture" He calls Theodore Rooevelt and Fredrick Remington impostures too. But to them he does it "respectively". As Warren writes in the notes of this 638 page book, "Correcting the excesses and dishonesties of myth is a major project of the New Western History." Joseph Campbell wrote,"Myth puts you there all the time, gives you a line to connect with that mystery which you are. Myth is that which is beyond even the concept of reality." Cody was always trying to reinvent himself. His romantic views and his need to be someone other than what was his reality said he was seems to be misunderstood by Mr. Warren. Warren's book will rip apart the views that Cody worked so hard to make us believe. If you want a unromantic look of Buffalo Bill and the Old West read Warren's book.