Anyone interested in the history of the West will enjoy this latest book by Jeff Barnes. He carefully examines the accounts of William F. 'Buffalo Bill' Cody's life--some true, some fictional, and others in between--and places them within the context of the Great Plains, and America as a whole, guiding readers to sites associated with Buffalo Bill and the momentous times in which he lived. It's an entertaining and helpful guide to both past and place. --Steve Friesen, director of the Buffalo Bill Museum
Jeff Barnes lives in Omaha, Nebraska, and is an independent historian, former newspaper editor, trustee of the Nebraska State Historical Society, and past chairman of the Nebraska Hall of Fame commission.