Buffalo Bill from Prairie to Palace

John M. Burke, Christopher Dixon (Editor)

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dvance man, press agent, and publicist extraordinaire, John M. Burke (1842–1917) was instrumental in turning William F. Cody into the iconic persona of Buffalo Bill. And with this biography, published in 1893, Burke put the finishing touches on the legend that persists to this day. This new, definitive edition includes the full text and all the photographs and line drawings of Burke’s original, while providing critical background on the literary sources, historical characters, and events that figure in the work.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLincoln, Nebraska
Number of pages400
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2012


  • Cody papers
  • Buffalo Bill
  • history

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Burke, J. M., & Dixon, C. (Ed.) (Accepted/In press). Buffalo Bill from Prairie to Palace.