Buffalo Bill’s America (Alfred A. Knopf, $30.00)

/buffalo-bill.jpgEven Don Russell, who explored Buffalo Bill Cody’s military life in great detail in his 1960 biography on Cody, caved in when it came to answering how a scout became such a spectacular showman.

By combining what is known about Cody’s life and the persona he and others manifested, Louis S. Warren has created the first book on Cody that truly explains why he told the lies he did and what forces led to the creation of his Wild West show in the first place. A masterful work, Buffalo Bill’s America is the key to understanding Cody’s fame and fortune.

 

 

—Meghan Saar


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