Hey, isn’t it always great when a local author publishes a book? As I mentioned before, Robert E. Bonner, author and professor emeritus of Carleton College, will appear at River City Books to sign copies of his recently released book, William F. Cody’s Wyoming Empire: The Buffalo Bill Nobody Knows, from 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 1.
The book looks like a fascinating piece of historical research about a character we all think we know. “William F. Cody’s Wyoming Empire” sheds light on the life of the legendary “Buffalo Bill Cody,” unearthing little-known historical facts about this mythologized character of the American Wild West. This captivating study, laced with engaging anecdotes and featuring more than twenty photographs, demonstrates that there was much more to “Buffalo Bill” than his infamous cowboy shows.