Calamity Jane: Her Life and Her Legend

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Aug 25, 1997 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 62 pages
She was a heroine of the Old West, a sharpshooter, a scout for General Custer, and the bride of Wild Bill Hickok. Or was she? Perhaps she was no more than the invention of a writer who never ventured west of Titusville, Pennsylvania. With 33 black-and-white photographs, this photobiography examines the real life of Martha Jane Cannary, alias Calamity Jane, and attempts to sort fact from fiction, in a vivid slice of the Old West. Young adult.

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Martha Jane Cannery may have died a drunk, but tales about Calamity Jane live on. Trying to sift through the facts, Faber ends up with a lot of speculation and might-have-beens that will give many ... Read full review


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Faber is a full-time writer, she has written more than forty books for young readers, most of them in the area of history and biography.

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