Buffalo Bill's Life Story: An Autobiography
It is loaded with daily challenges and battles of early western life. It will keep you hanging on each and every word he says, and clamoring for more. I have always wanted a very honest day-by-day bio of this adventurous American icon. He does not boast and is very humble in his tales of the wild west and how it came along since the "move west" boom.
He mentions names and incidents with great care and accuracy. Not boring in the least This is direct, honest, and filled with exciting episodes in Buffalo Bill's own words. He seems like a 'good guy' to me, and wrote this valuable autobiography. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. A story that I had never heard or read, What detail he brings to the pages of the book.
He helped shape the west. Recommend this book to all! Easy to read history of the life of buffalo bill. Well done and a quick read. I live in the west and this book was an enjoyable read for its setting. Buffalo Bill lived a very interesting life throughout and crossed paths with so many others in our American history that I was unaware of.
The lifestyle of the times and the things he accomplished were astonishing. Like life itself, there are parts that drag on, it is a little bit anticlimactic and it ends abruptly. I do not regret the read, however and would recommend it to anyone with a particular interest in the man, the time, or the place. I bought this book to learn more about Buffalo Bill, because I recently visited his museum and gravesite.
I would recomend this to any reader.
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He was able to tell his story with a bit of humor. Gives insight into a very different era. The detachment with which he discusses killing Indians is certainly shocking by today's standards.
Buffalo Bill's Life Story : An Autobiography by William F. Cody (2012, Paperback)
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Nothing new about history in here, but quite enjoyable first hand account of Bill's Wild West. On a final note, I do not like but accept the attitude toward American Native written in this book. Whether it is his attitude or that of his helper in writing the book, I find it condescending, demeaning and otherwise irritable. Even accounting for some probable self-promotion, this was an engrossing book.
There were some cringe-making references to the routine killing of Indians and buffaloes that offend our modern sensibilities, but the book offers a true picture of nineteenth century America in all its contradictions. The man certainly led a full life. He concludes his book by praising the Indians, acknowledging that their land was stolen from them, and lamenting their subsequent ill treatment by the U.
I had checked out an older edition of this book from the library and when it became due, I got this one on Kindle. I was surprised at how different the stories were in two different versions, both written by Buffalo Bill.
The later version was much more embellished and drew out the exciting parts, then skipped over much of the slower, boring parts. I bought this book because I had recently been in Cody, Wyoming and found the museum totally fascinating. Reading Cody's life story gave me a further perspective on the man and his life.
While I suspect there was an element of stretching the truth at points, as people were wont to do at the time, I did find the man himself to be an extraordinary character. If he did half of what he claims he would still have led an amazing life and to read it in his own words gave me a wish to read more about the era. The book also expresses the ethics of the day concerning one society's conviction that they had the God given right to eradicate another.
Cody, while enmeshed in the process, discusses his feelings about this, I found particular interest in reading his thoughts towards the end of the book.
I thought this a very pleasant read about one of my childhood heros. Being an autobiography I didn't expect there to be great inward, soul searchings and there weren't any, that I saw anyway. I found details of his personal life that I hadn't known about and they didn't let the man down. I recommend this book to anyone else who has an interest in the man and the Wild West!
Cody tells his early life story in This is a fun book! Cody tells his early life story in thrilling episodes which may be just a bit embellished.