An Englishman’s Extraordinary Adventures

Buffalo Bill and Boozers

Western archivist, author and editor Kellen Cutsforth has just published one of the most dramatic, lost manuscripts of a youthful Englishman Evelyn Booth’s travels in 1885-1886 America, Buffalo Bill, Boozers, Brothels, and Bare-Knuckle Brawlers: An Englishman’s Journal of Adventure in America (TwoDot, $22.95). Western Writers of America member Cutsforth discovered the “lost” diary of Booth in the archives of the Denver Public Library’s Western History and Genealogy Department, where he has worked for the past dozen years. Cutsforth, who regularly writes for national Western publications, knew he had a story that must be told when he discovered the blue-leather bound “1885 Diary.” With the expertise of a seasoned historian, the Denver based author has brought the Gilded Age Victorian Englishman’s life back into the spotlight that provides an eye-opening view of youthful European sporting men as tourists in America. Well illustrated, Cutsforth’s expertly edited volume is a great read for anyone who loves adventurous tales of the West. To own your own copy, visit Rowman.com.

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