Buffalo Bill's Wild West: Celebrity, Memory, and Popular History

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[ Buffalo Bill's Wild West: Celebrity, Memory, and Popular History Kasson, Joy S. ( Author ) ] { Paperback } 2001

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"A canny interpreter of popular culture ... Kasson has gathered fascinating material on the man who in producing a pageant of American triumphalism, helped create the commercial world of entertainment that today we take for granted ... Kasson skillfully shows us Cody as performer, icon, impresario. And what a show he put on!" - Tom Engelhardt, "The Los Angeles Book Review"

"A scholarly ... readable cultural analysis." - Bob Minzesheimer, "USA Today"

A canny interpreter of popular culture ... Kasson has gathered fascinating material on the man who in producing a pageant of American triumphalism, helped create the commercial world of entertainment that today we take for granted ... Kasson skillfully shows us Cody as performer, icon, impresario. And what a show he put on! "Tom Engelhardt, The Los Angeles Book Review"

A scholarly ... readable cultural analysis. "Bob Minzesheimer, USA Today""

"A canny interpreter of popular culture ... Kasson has gathered fascinating material on the man who in producing a pageant of American triumphalism, helped create the commercial world of entertainment that today we take for granted ... Kasson skillfully shows us Cody as performer, icon, impresario. And what a show he put on!" --Tom Engelhardt, The Los Angeles Book Review

"A scholarly ... readable cultural analysis." --Bob Minzesheimer, USA Today

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Joy S. Kasson, author of several books on American history, is a Professor of American studies and English at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She lives with her family in Chapel Hill.

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