No theme in history has captured the imagination like the American West, and no presentation of the drama surpassed the original Wild West shows. In this unparalleled theater, the cast of characters were themselves authentic heroes. Buffalo Bill Cody, Texas Jack Omohundro, Wild Bill Hickok, Captain A.H. Bogardus, Annie Oakley, Doc Carver, Lillian Smith, Captain Jack Crawford, Sitting Bull, and many more. In over 225 color plates and 160 black and white illustrations, with in-depth text and captions, the colorful arms, posters, photographs, costumes, saddles, accoutrements, stagecoaches, and much more are brought to life. 316pp.