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"Buffalo Bill" from Prairie to Palace: An Authentic History of the Wild West
An association of some thirty years with the subject of these pages, a familiarity with his history gained by opportune meetings and conversations with comrades now living, and those since deadwho were witnesses of the events that assisted to make the individual prominentmakes me feel it a public duty to accede to the publishers request to compile a short, sharp, and veracious account of the unique history of this picturesque character. Born at a time, and reared in an atmosphere, the most romantic and adventurous known in the history of our American frontier, when the tidal wave of human progress, sweeping westward, was making history faster than the historians could record itit was his fate to be in the field, and his fortune to grasp the opportunities to meet the situations requirements, and, in the beaten path of what seemed ordinary daily duty, to rise, by reason of his sterling qualities, his daring, and his courage, to the distinction of a leader. So quickly was the history of the central West recorded, as to make the Great American Desert of our childhood seem almost a geographical mirage, a tale of the romancer. It would seem to be a fairy story were it not for the fact of its settlement, and the evidences of its now almost ancient civilization. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 49204
Author: Burke, John M.
Release Date: Jun 13, 2015
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