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Extended Audio Sample The Colonel & Little Missie: Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, and the Beginnings of Superstardom in America (Unabridged), by Larry McMurtry
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (188 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Larry McMurtry Narrator: Michael Prichard Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From the early 1800s to the end of his life in 1917, Buffalo Bill Cody was as famous as anyone could be. Annie Oakley was his most celebrated protegee, the slip of a girl from Ohio who could (and did) outshoot anybody to become the most celebrated star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.

In this sweeping dual biography, Larry McMurtry explores the lives, the legends, and above all the truth about two larger-than-life American figures. With his Wild West show, Buffalo Bill helped invent the image of the West that still exists today: cowboys and Indians, rodeo, rough rides, sheriffs and outlaws, trick shooting, Stetsons, and buck-skin. The short, slight Annie Oakley, born Phoebe Ann Moses, spent sixteen years with Buffalo Bill's Wild West, where she entertained Queen Victoria, Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria, and Kaiser Wilhelm II, among others. Beloved by all who knew her, including Hunkpapa leader, Sitting Bull, Oakley became a legend in her own right and after her death, achieved a new lease of fame in Irving Berlin's musical Annie, Get Your Gun.

To each other, they were always Missie and Colonel. To the rest of the world, they were cultural icons, setting the path for all that followed. Larry McMurtry, a writer who understands the West better than any other, recreates their astonishing careers and curious friendship in a fascinating history that reads like the very best of his fiction.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Beckie | 1/18/2014

    " Larry McMurtry is a legendary writer. He could write about the history of dirt and I would read it. And probably enjoy it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Carrie | 1/1/2014

    " I found this book interesting but terribly disorganized. I would have been more interested if I could see a pattern or chronology instead of the constant jumping around. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Annette | 12/21/2013

    " Was a wonderful accompaniment to our travels in Wyoming in 2010. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Melissa | 12/1/2013

    " Lots of interesting facts and anecdotes about Bill Cody and Annie Oakley, but somehow book seems "rushed," as though McMurtry dashed it off in a weekend. "

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