The Wild West Meets the Big Apple

The Wild West Meets the Big Apple

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What do Bat Masterson, Bill Cody, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, David Crockett, William Tecumseh Sherman, Mark Twain, Elizabeth Custer, and the Statue of Liberty all have in common? They all spent time in New York City! Each chapter in this fascinating book provides a short biography of a Western hero or celebrity and tells how they made their mark on the city that many considered the media and cultural capital of the time. By tracing their path across the cityfrom casual visits, media campaigns, and political tours to family ties, shopping sprees, and steady employmentauthor Michael P. OConnor aptly demonstrates how New York City influenced the lives and livelihood of many familiar names in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century.
Publisher: Gretna, LA : Pelican Publishing Co, 2016.
ISBN: 9781455621682
Branch Call Number: 974.71 OC5
Characteristics: xix, 203 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm


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