BookMark: The Colonel and Little Missie by Larry McMurtry (Simon and Schuster, 2005)

March 28, 2007

Larry McMurty uses his novelists' chops in this nonfiction account of the lives of Buffalo Bill Cody and Annie Oakley, the two "demigods of western mythology." McMurtry, who remembers hearing his uncles tell of having seen the legendary Wild West Show, aims to separate the truth from the myth.