Presenting Buffalo Bill

The Man Who Invented the Wild West

A compelling biography of the "hardscrabble frontiersman who became America's legendary showman."

By Candace Fleming Read by Eric G. Dove Biographies & Memoirs / History - United States / Western / Young Adult Nonfiction English, Unabridged 6h 11m Sell Sheet
Format Release Date List Price Your Price ISBN
5 Audio CDs May 9, 2017 $39.99 $29.99 9781520074672 Add to Cart
1 MP3 CDs May 9, 2017 $29.99 $19.99 9781520074719 Add to Cart
							Everyone knows the name Buffalo Bill, but few these days know what he did or, in some cases, didn't do. Was he a Pony Express rider? Did he serve Custer at the Battle of Little Big Horn? Did he scalp countless Native Americans, or did he defend their rights? This, the first significant biography of Buffalo Bill Cody for younger readers in many years, explains it all. With copious archival illustrations and a handsome design, Presenting Buffalo Bill makes the great showman come alive for new generations.

"Fleming's even-handed biography of William Cody, the 'hardscrabble frontiersman who became America's legendary showman,' is more than just the story of a larger-than-life figure." - Publisher's Weekly, Starred Review

"...captivates readers from beginning to end...An informative examination of Buffalo Bill and his legacy for the middle and high school set, and to be handled with care." - School Library Journal

"Narrator Dove’s contrasting inflection and tone manage to keep listeners on track as Fleming expounds on the life of a man who almost single-handedly created the myth of the American Wild West." - Booklist

"Fleming begins each chapter with a scene from the 'Wild West' show, using the theatrical production to introduce a time period in Cody's life, which, unadorned, is still fascinating as this man with a hardscrabble childhood makes and loses several fortunes over his lifetime." - The Horn Book, starred review

"A thoroughly engaging portrait of a fascinating, larger-than-life figure." - Kirkus Reviews

"An illuminating look at an American legend." - Booklist