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An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill - cover

An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill

William Frederick Cody "Buffalo Bill"

Publisher: Madison & Adams Press

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Buffalo Bill was of the most famous and well-known figures of the American Old West. His legend began to spread when he was only 23. Shortly thereafter he started performing in shows that displayed cowboy themes and episodes from the frontier and Indian Wars. In his late thirties Cody wrote his autobiography which can be considered as the back-trail through the Old West—the West that Bill knew and loved.

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