Annie Oakley and the world of her time
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Published by Macmillan in New York .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Oakley, Annie, 1860-1926 -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Oakley, Annie, 1860-1926.,
  • Shooters of firearms -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Women entertainers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Entertainers.,
  • Sharpshooters.,
  • Women -- Biography.,
  • United States -- Social life and customs -- 1865-1918.

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About the Edition

Examines the life and times of sharpshooter Annie Oakley, with emphasis on her role as entertainer in Buffalo Bill"s West Show and other shows of the time.

Edition Notes

StatementClifford Lindsey Alderman.
GenreJuvenile literature., Biography, Biography.
LC ClassificationsGV1157.O3 A64
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 91 p., [3] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages91
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4738675M
ISBN 100027002705
LC Control Number78031838

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Annie Oakley was born Phoebe Ann Moses—called Annie by her family—on Aug , in Darke County, Ohio. This unassuming woman, who would perform before royalty and presidents, came from humble beginnings. When Annie was 6, her father, Jacob Moses, died of pneumonia—leaving her mother, Susan Wise Moses, with six children and little else. I love this series of books, though some of the books I find disappointing or sometimes boring. This book, however, is one of the great one. I had heard of Annie Oakley of course, but did not know her story. She lived a fascinating life and was a fascinating person. My daughter, who is 9, is genuinely loving this book by: 1. In April , Annie Oakley, now under her husband’s management, joined “Buffalo Bill” Cody’s Wild West Show. Billed as “Miss Annie Oakley, the Peerless Lady Wing-Shot,” she was one of the show’s star attractions for 16 years, except for a brief period in , when she was with the rival Pawnee Bill’s Frontier Exhibition. Most of the chapters in Annie Oakley and the World of Her Time are devoted to the subject’s teenage years and to her rise to fame as the world’s best .

The list of twenty-four references at the end of Annie Oakley and the World of Her Time reveals how carefully Clifford Alderman researched the material pertaining to this .   You probably know that Annie Oakley was an outstanding sharpshooter who became famous while performing in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. But if your knowledge of her life is limited to Annie Get. How Annie Oakley, “Princess of the West,” Preserved Her Ladylike Reputation Born in , the famed female sharpshooter skillfully cultivated an image of a daredevil performer with proper Author: Jess Righthand. Past an impoverished childhood ""of constant drudgery,"" Annie Oakley had a placid, uneventful private life—and the excitement that her sharpshooting performances aroused is nowhere reflected in Alderman's stodgy text. Early on, Annie discovered her skill with a gun; married fellow-marksman Frank Butler, who contentedly served as her assistant and manager; and, after a .

Annie Oakley was a sharpshooting, horesback-riding symbol of the Wild West. Annie was an elegant little lady who was courted by European aristocracy and admired by queens. She was a determined and brilliant performer who dazzled the world over. Find out more about the real Annie Oakley in this fun and exciting illustrated : Grosset & Dunlap. Mary Zeiss Stange, Professor of Women's Studies: Oakley, for a variety of personal and perhaps professional reasons, did not ally herself with the feminist movement of her time. She didn't argue. You want girl power? Meet Annie Oakley! Born in , she became one of the best-loved and most famous women of her generation. She amazed audiences all over the world with her sharpshooting, horse-riding, action-packed performances. In an age when most women stayed home, she traveled the world and forged a new image for American women.4/5(5).   Born Phoebe Ann Moses (or Mosey) on Aug , in Darke County, Ohio, the woman who would be known as Annie Oakley developed her superb marksmanship abilities as a teen, earning enough to.