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Description - Guns of the Wild West by Buffalo Bill Historical Center

For those with an interest in American history and sporting, heres a fascinating, authoritative look at some of the most famous guns of the Wild West, drawn from the collection of the Cody Firearms Museum of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming. Known as the Smithsonian of the West, this grand museum complex is home to many treasures related to the history, art, and ethnology of the American West. Following the success of our previous Courage title The Civil War Catalog, another copiously illustrated hardcover format focused on historic weapons and equipment, this beautifully photographed new volume showcases more than 50 of the actual weapons used by some of the most famous western legends, from Lewis and Clark to Buffalo Bill Cody, Theodore Roosevelt, and John Jeremiah Johnson.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780762423200
ISBN-10: 076242320X
Format: Hardback
(306mm x 229mm x 17mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Perseus Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 27-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Buffalo Bill Historical Center

Author David Kennedy, a curator of the Cody Firearms Museum, has had a lifelong fascination with the Old West and the technological and economic impact of firearms. Bruce Curtis, the grandson of the famous Western photographer Edward S Curtis, has chronicled many of the significant events of the last few decades as a photographer for Time, Life and Sports Illustrated.