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  • Series: Brad and Michele Moore Roots Music Series
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press; 1 Har/Com edition (March 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0292719043
  • ISBN-13: 978-0292719040
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,727,708 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Best known for his epic trilogy Ballad of the West, Bridger, a descendent of frontiersman Jim Bridger, became interested in the relationship between Buffalo Bill Cody and the Indians while completing the section on Cody in Ballad. That relationship is supposed to be at the heart of this book, but instead Bridger has produced a "life and times" biography reminiscent of those popular a century ago-long on the times and short on the life. What is missing are the details, insights, and understanding that would make both Cody and Sitting Bull real people rather than figures on the stage of history. Bridger relies on a small number of secondary sources, chiefly Cody's own autobiography, Don Russell's The Lives and Legends of Buffalo Bill, and Stanley Vestal's Sitting Bull: Champion of the Sioux. Libraries already holding these books, as well as Nellie Snyder Yost's Buffalo Bill, His Family, Friends, Fame, Failures, and Fortunes, can safely pass on Bridger's book. However, it is entertaining to read in spite of a few glaring minor errors, and public libraries may wish to consider it.
Stephen H. Peters, Northern Michigan Univ. Lib., Marquette
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"Bridger has penned an epic that should be on every reader's shelf..." -- True West, April 2003 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Spradling on December 4, 2002
Format: Hardcover
For years, Bobby Bridger has been entertaining audiences musically with his Ballad of the West. One of the hour sets, Pahaska, tells the story of Buffalo Bill in what Bridger describes as Homeric ballads. Now, Bridger puts aside the guitar and period garb to show his serious academic side. "Buffalo Bill and Sitting Bull: Inventing the Wild West" is the history behind his music. This book is a must read for anyone interested in the old west and is an intriguing look into how the popular vision of it was created.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Russell C. Ward on December 13, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Bridger, decendent of the reknown Mountain man, Jim Bridger, has written an outstanding book on two of history's most colorful and enduring icons of the American west and the dynamic process that each dealt with during the late 19th century America. Bridger is one the best entertainers in American today and this book only shows a small example of his profound abilities. Years of research and documentation of historical events pays tribute to truth, justice, and injustices, of the American West. This book should be a standard fare for all collegiate history classes and for the general public at large. History is always multi-sided and Bridger illustrates that to perfection. This is a must read. It will impress both scholars and the general public. BRAVO MR. BRIDGER! We look forward to the next! Sing on Great Spirit!
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Spradling on November 28, 2002
Format: Hardcover
For years, Bobby Bridger has been presenting the story of Buffalo Bill in a one-hour musical act that tells the story of Bill Cody in a series of enthralling songs. Now, with this historical tome, Bridger has completed the circle. This is the history behind Bobby Bridger's art. Bridger puts down the guitar and period garb used in his musical drama to show readers the serious academic side of his personality. If you want some intriguing inquiry and suggestion about how the modern vision of the romantic west was created, this book is a must read.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Spradling on November 29, 2002
Format: Hardcover
For years, Bobby Bridger has been presenting the story of Buffalo Bill in a musical act called Pahaska, a one-hour series of enthralling songs that tell the story of Bill Cody. Now, Bridger puts down the guitar and period garb from his act to show the history behind his art. In this historical tome, Bridger shows the serious academic side of his art. This book is a must read for anyone interested in the history of the West. Bridger's look at how the modern romantic vision of the American West was created is intriguing and as captivating as his music.
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