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Annie Oakley.

By: Koestler-Grack, Rachel A.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Legends of the Wild West: Publisher: New York : Infobase Publishing, 2010Description: 1 online resource (103 p.).ISBN: 9781438132327.Subject(s): Entertainers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Oakley, Annie, 1860-1926 -- Juvenile literature | Shooters of firearms -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Women entertainers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Annie OakleyDDC classification: 799.3/092 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; 1: Dead Shot; 2: Poor Beginnings; 3: "Little Sure Shot"; 4: Joining the Wild West; 5: Rival Shooter; 6: A New Show; 7: On the Road; 8: "Happy Ever After"; 9: "Aim at a High Mark"; Chronology; Timeline; Glossary; Bibliography; Further Resources; Picture Credits; Index; About the Author
Summary: 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.
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Cover; Contents; 1: Dead Shot; 2: Poor Beginnings; 3: "Little Sure Shot"; 4: Joining the Wild West; 5: Rival Shooter; 6: A New Show; 7: On the Road; 8: "Happy Ever After"; 9: "Aim at a High Mark"; Chronology; Timeline; Glossary; Bibliography; Further Resources; Picture Credits; Index; About the Author

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.

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Gr 9 Up-Compelling, sometimes controversial, the lives of these high-profile figures have been wellsprings for speculation and rumor. Here, extensive and thoroughly documented research dispels the myths. Each of the 10- to 12-page chronologically arranged chapters contains a few smaller, boldly captioned sections, such as "In Search of a Wife" and "Deceived Again" in the "Courtin' and Marriage" chapter of Davy Crockett. Though the volumes have several authors, a fluid, straightforward writing style is a series mainstay that makes the figures and the era come alive. The sepia-toned illustrations, most of which are period photographs, corroborate the texts effectively. This is top-notch nonfiction. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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