The Life and Legacy of Annie Oakley

The Life and Legacy of Annie Oakley

Glenda Riley presents the first interpretive biography of the complex woman who was Annie Oakley.

Author: Glenda Riley

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806174723

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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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, 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.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley

Thoroughly researched, fully annotated, and entirely unsentimental, this volume is the most complete and accurate record of Annie Oakley’s life and achievements.

Author: Shirl Kasper

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806156064

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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“Nothing more simple, I assure you. . . . But I’ll tell you what. You must have your mind, your nerve, and everything in harmony. Don’t look at your gun, simply follow the object with the end of it, as if the tip of the barrel was the point of your finger.”—Annie Oakley Annie Oakley is a legend: America’s greatest female sharpshooter, a woman who triumphed in the masculine world of road shows and firearms. Despite her great fame, the popular image of Annie Oakley is far from true. She was neither a swaggering western gal nor a sweet “little girl.” Annie Oakley was a competitive and resolute woman who wanted to be the best and succeeded. In this comprehensive biography Shirl Kasper sets the record straight, giving us an accurate, honest, and compelling portrait of the woman known as “Little Sure Shot.” Born Phoebe Ann Moses in Ohio in 1860, Annie took her first shot at age eight—“one of the best shots I ever made,” Annie later said. It was the start of her lifelong fascination with shooting. Early local acclaim led to a contest with Frank Butler, a professional sharpshooter. Annie won—and Frank fell in love with her. Annie and Frank (who eventually gave up his own act to be Annie’s manager) were wed not long after and remained married for forty-two years, until their deaths in 1926 just days apart. Annie’s sharpshooting career began while on the road with Frank’s show, but she rose to fame in her seventeen years with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West. Her speed, agility, uncanny precision, and charm soon made Annie world famous. Shooting was her passion; apart from her career with the Wild West, Annie hunted, shot trap, entered many shooting contests, performed for World War I troops, and, in her retirement years, taught thousands of women how to shoot. Annie Oakley provides a vivid and unforgettable portrait of this American original: a prim and proper woman, conservative in her views, hardworking and frugal, whose greatest source of pride was to be accepted as “a lady.” Significant events are documented here for the first time: Annie’s decision to join the struggling Wild West show; her meeting with Sitting Bull; the nature of her feud with Lillian Smith, another Wild West markswoman; and the real reason that Annie’s hair suddenly turned white when she was only forty-one. Thoroughly researched, fully annotated, and entirely unsentimental, this volume is the most complete and accurate record of Annie Oakley’s life and achievements.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley

" ... Annie Oakley was a farmer's daughter from Ohio who became a famous sharpshooter and performer. ... " -- Page [4] of cover.

Author: Ginger Wadsworth

Publisher:

ISBN: 0760766363

Category: Entertainers

Page: 47

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" ... Annie Oakley was a farmer's daughter from Ohio who became a famous sharpshooter and performer. ... " -- Page [4] of cover.
Categories: Entertainers

Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley had a difficult childhood.

Author: Jim Whiting

Publisher: Mitchell Lane

ISBN: 9781545750209

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Annie Oakley had a difficult childhood. Her father died when she was six, so she had to live with other people, including a family who threw her out of the house in the middle of a snowstorm. But Annie persevered. She found she had a natural gift for shooting, and she used her gift to defeat a traveling marksman named Frank Butler. Soon they were married and partners in shooting exhibitions. When Annie joined Buffalo Bill s Wild West Show, she became one of its most famous acts. People were amazed at her shooting. Annie was proud of her accomplishments. She knew that many women looked up to her. She always set a good example for them, teaching them to aim high.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley

Born Phoebe Ann Mosey on August 13, 1860, on the rural western border of Ohio, Annie Oakley began hunting at age 9 to support her siblings and widowed mother.

Author: Facts On File, Incorporated

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438132327

Category: Electronic books

Page: 102

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Born Phoebe Ann Mosey on August 13, 1860, on the rural western border of Ohio, Annie Oakley began hunting at age 9 to support her siblings and widowed mother. She became so skilled at selling the hunted game that she was able to pay off the mortgage to her mother's farm when she was 15. In 1885, she joined Buffalo Bill's Wild West show where she became one of the top acts, along with Sitting Bull. In fact, she even traveled to Europe and performed for Queen Victoria and other crowned heads of state. At the request of the Prince of Prussia, she shot the ashes off a cigarette. Adventurous and brave, Oakley offered her services and 50 lady sharpshooters to President William McKinley during the Spanish-American War, but her offer was not accepted. She continued to show courage, suing and winning a libel case against newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst after he published a false story about her. In her 60s, Oakley supported women's rights and other causes and continued to set shooting records until a year before her death in 1926. In Annie Oakley, read about this remarkable woman whose sharpshooting skills and quick wit won her many fans and admirers.
Categories: Electronic books

Who Was Annie Oakley

Who Was Annie Oakley

You want girl power? Meet Annie Oakley! Born in 1860, 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.

Author: Stephanie Spinner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101640067

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 815

You want girl power? Meet Annie Oakley! Born in 1860, 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.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley

Profiles the woman sharpshooter who taught herself how to shoot a rifle and amazed thousands around the world with her skill.

Author: Brenda Haugen

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0756518695

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Profiles the woman sharpshooter who taught herself how to shoot a rifle and amazed thousands around the world with her skill.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley

Profiles Phoebe Ann Moses, the star sharpshooter of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show under the name Annie Oakley, who began shooting to help feed her family after her father's death.

Author: Jason Porterfield

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 0823941027

Category: History

Page: 32

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Profiles Phoebe Ann Moses, the star sharpshooter of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show under the name Annie Oakley, who began shooting to help feed her family after her father's death.
Categories: History

Missie

Missie

Author: Annie Fern Swartwout

Publisher:

ISBN: 1258140012

Category:

Page: 348

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Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley

Not long ago, Annie Oakley died, and bequeathed to the famous comedian, Fred Stone, her diaries and personal papers.

Author: Courtney Riley Cooper

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781789120189

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 161

View: 324

Not long ago, Annie Oakley died, and bequeathed to the famous comedian, Fred Stone, her diaries and personal papers. Adding to personal knowledge, Courtney Ryley Cooper, well-known author and friend of Buffalo Bill, has written a splendid biography. It is a true American epic—the story of a pioneer, who as a little girl was forced to forage with her gun in order that her family might not starve, and who eventually became, with Buffalo Bill, internationally famous as a trick marksman, the idol of youth and the darling of royalty.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley

Focuses on the childhood of the famous American sharpshooter.

Author: Ellen Wilson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780689713460

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 389

Focuses on the childhood of the famous American sharpshooter.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Annie Oakley The Woman Who Never Missed a Shot

Annie Oakley  The Woman Who Never Missed a Shot

This book is an introduction to the life Annie Oakley whose perfection in her sport inspired Broadway plays, musicals, and songs.

Author: Katherine Rose

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781627122887

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 174

Annie Oakley, was an American sharpshooter who became an international star performing for heads of state and royalty. This book is an introduction to the life Annie Oakley whose perfection in her sport inspired Broadway plays, musicals, and songs. Her story is considered a folktale, or legend, which is a story passed on by word-of-mouth through generations, organically changing each time it is told. This exiting volume contains original artwork, historical context of the story, recounts the folktale from diverse cultures, and defines words unique to her legend.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Girl with a Gun

Girl with a Gun

Fifteen-year-old Annie Oakley is the sole supporter of her widowed mother and two siblings.

Author: Kari Bovée

Publisher: SparkPress

ISBN: 9781943006618

Category: Fiction

Page:

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Fifteen-year-old Annie Oakley is the sole supporter of her widowed mother and two siblings. An expert markswoman and independent spirit, she hunts game to sell to the local mercantile to make ends meet instead of accepting a marriage proposal that could solve all her problems. After a stunning performance in a shooting contest against the handsome and famous sharpshooter Frank Butler, Annie is offered a position in the renowned Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. Finally, she has a chance to save the nearly foreclosed family farm and make her dreams come true. But then her Indian assistant is found dead in her tent, and Annie is dubious when the local coroner claims the death was due to natural causes. When another innocent is murdered, Annie begins to fear the deaths are related to her. And to make matters worse, her prized horse, Buck, a major part of her act, is stolen. Annie soon discovers that the solution to her problems lies buried in a padlocked Civil War trunk belonging to the show’s manager, Derence LeFleur. And so, with the help of a sassy, blue-blooded reporter, Annie sets out to find her horse, solve the murders, and clear her name.
Categories: Fiction

Annie Oakley Sharp Shooter

Annie Oakley  Sharp Shooter

Presents the life of Phoebe Ann Moses, who learned to shoot in order to feed her family after the death of her father and who went on to travel the world as Annie Oakley, the star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.

Author: Eric Blair

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1404809708

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Presents the life of Phoebe Ann Moses, who learned to shoot in order to feed her family after the death of her father and who went on to travel the world as Annie Oakley, the star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Read about Annie Oakley

Read about Annie Oakley

Presents the life of Phoebe Ann Mosey, who learned to shoot in order to feed her family, and went on to travel the world as Annie Oakley, the star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West show.

Author: Stephen Feinstein

Publisher: Enslow Elementary

ISBN: 0766025837

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Presents the life of Phoebe Ann Mosey, who learned to shoot in order to feed her family, and went on to travel the world as Annie Oakley, the star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West show.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley

Recounts the life of the markswoman and performer who achieved fame with Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show.

Author: Jean Flynn

Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:49015002465426

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Recounts the life of the markswoman and performer who achieved fame with Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Annie Oakley Saves the Day

Annie Oakley Saves the Day

With her father away working at the mill and snow on the horizon, Annie decides to keep busy to keep from worrying and so teaches her younger brother how to make a trap--a decision that becomes a blessing in disguise when trouble happens ...

Author: Anna DiVito

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780689865206

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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While their father is away, young Annie Oakley and her brother John help their mother during a blizzard.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley

Describes the life and accomplishments of the woman whose natural talent for shooting led her to become the star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.

Author: Rachel A. Koestler-Grack

Publisher: Chelsea House

ISBN: 1604135948

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 102

View: 753

Describes the life and accomplishments of the woman whose natural talent for shooting led her to become the star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction