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The Life and Legacy of Annie Oakley

The Life and Legacy of Annie Oakley With a widowed mother and six siblings Annie Oakley first became a trapper hunter and sharpshooter simply to put food on the table Yet her genius with the gun eventually led to her stardom in Buffa

  • Title: The Life and Legacy of Annie Oakley
  • Author: Glenda Riley
  • ISBN: 9780806135069
  • Page: 164
  • Format: Paperback
  • With a widowed mother and six siblings, Annie Oakley first became a trapper, hunter, and sharpshooter simply to put food on the table Yet her genius with the gun eventually led to her stardom in Buffalo Bill s Wild West Show during the latter half of the nineteenth century The archetypal western woman, Annie Oakley urged women to take up shooting to procure food, protectWith a widowed mother and six siblings, Annie Oakley first became a trapper, hunter, and sharpshooter simply to put food on the table Yet her genius with the gun eventually led to her stardom in Buffalo Bill s Wild West Show during the latter half of the nineteenth century The archetypal western woman, Annie Oakley urged women to take up shooting to procure food, protect themselves, and enjoy healthy exercise, yet she was also the proper Victorian lady, demurely dressed and skeptical about the value of women s suffrage Glenda Riley presents the first interpretive biography of the complex woman who was Annie Oakley.

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    1. It kills me to say that this is the single best biography about Annie Oakley. The facts are all there, and this is one of the most complete, accurate accounts of Oakley's life and career. Riley does some work toward dispelling old myths (such as her age).Unfortunately, the book is strangled by problems.1) Riley is obsessed with finding Oakley's dark side. This is a theme she beats on, again and again, nit-picking statements and stories to find the slightest sin. She can't accept that Oakley was [...]


    2. For the most part this was a well written biography of the Sharpshooter Annie Oakley. My problem with it was that the author decided that her "legacy" was more important than her life. She covered the actual biography but then spent a lot of time talking about her influence on women in the late 1880's until her death in 1926.I picked up the book because I was listening to some of the songs from Annie, Get Your Gun and started wondering how much of the musical was factual and how much was fiction [...]


    3. More of a skim than a read. (I admit I'm a skimmer.) This approach sets a lot of the biographical facts straight and tries to place Oakley in her moment in American/Women's history. The full bio comes in the front, so if you don't want to read any of the academics after that, you can stop.The best did-you-know story is how Oakley took on Wm Randolph Hearst after his syndicate printed a story involving her and some cocaine that wasn't true. Unable to sue the syndicate, she took on each paper that [...]


    4. A disappointment. For such a fascinating character, Riley manages to make Oakley seem boring. It's hard to believe that there is nothing to discovered about Oakley, but Riley takes 200+ pages to do just that.



    5. I don't know just why I'm reading all these eclectic biographies - Truman, Bing Crosby, Annie Oakley. What is that? What should I read next?


    6. Interesting history here but the writing is lacking and repetitive. This could have been shorter and just as good.


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