Four Years in Europe With Buffalo Bill Edited by Chris Dixon (University of Nebraska Press, $12.95)

Charles Eldridge Griffin’s memoir, Four Years in Europe With Buffalo Bill, makes an interesting sidebar to the biography of William F. Cody and the history of his Wild West show.

Griffin, an ex-sword swallower and fire-eater, became manager of the sensational traveling show from 1904-06. He recalls how Cody’s outfit generated “Wild West Fever” in Britain and on the continent. The appeal of America’s Old West is strong still in Europe.

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