William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody was the most famous American of his age. He claimed to have worked for the Pony Express when he was only a boy and to have scouted for General George Custer. But what was his real story? And How did a frontiersman become a worldwide celebrity? In this biography, Louis S. Warren explains not only how Cody exaggerated his real experience as an army scout and buffalo hunter, but also how that experience inspired him to create a gigantic traveling spectacle known as Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. 652 pages including index, soft cover. ISBN 9780375726583.