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The Trials of Annie Oakley

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Long before the screen placed the face of Mary Pickford before the eyes of millions of Americans, this girl, born August 13, 1860 as Phoebe Anne Oakley Moses, had won the right to the title of "America's Sweetheart." Having grown up learning to shoot game to help support her family, Annie won first prize and met her future husband at a shooting match when she was fifteen y ...more
Hardcover, 200 pages
Published December 1st 2017 by Two Dot Books
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Kristy K
Dec 05, 2017 rated it liked it
This is a biography that can be enjoyed by all ages

I am definitely one of those who knew of Annie Oakley only for her gun touting Wild West time with Buffalo Bill Cody. But she was so much more than that. A devoted wife and champion of charities; a advocate women owning guns and being in the military; the victim and fighter of yellow jacket journalism; an actress; and the list goes on and on. (Interestingly, she was against woman’s suffrage.)

Annie came from a poor family and started shooting gam
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P.e. lolo
Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The author takes you through Annie Oakley’s life. Childhood when her father died and began shooting to put food on the table, to one day watching an exhibition of trick shooting, to then competing against the man who would later become her husband. She won the completion and would go on to win many, many more. The author also weaves the love story of the two people and how two events would change her life. One being a train accident that would leave her in consent pain and back problems, the sec ...more
Michelle Kidwell
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing


The Trials of Annie Oakley

by Howard Kazanjian and Chris Enss

Rowman & Littlefield

TwoDot



Biographies & Memoirs , Nonfiction (Adult)

Pub Date 01 Oct 2017

I am reviewing a copy of The Trials Of Annie Oakley Through Rowman & Littlefield and Netgalley:

Annie Oakley fell in love and married the first man she defeated in a riffle match. Frank E Butler was one of most noted marksmen in the west and he and Annie Oakley were married for fifty years.

Annie Oakley was a combination of dainty famine ch
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Kristine
Nov 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: amazon-reviewed
The Trials of Annie Oakley by Howard Kazanjian is free NetGalley ebook that I read in late October.

For a biography, this book is highly descriptive and moves at an accomplished clip (possible double pun not intended). Going from Annie Oakley's childhood, marriage at age 15, shooting exhibitions, appearing in the Sells Brothers Circus before Buffalo Bill's Wild West, and semi-retirement in 1902, I had no idea whatsoever that she had pursued a total of 55 lawsuits against William Randolph Hearst's
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Piper Gottschalk
Nov 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Thanks to Net Galley and the publisher for the chance to read The Trials of Annie Oakley. This is my honest review.

I already knew quite a bit about Annie Oakley from learning about her and admiring her growing up. I still thoroughly enjoyed this book. There is a lot of information for the length, but it never feels like facts are just being thrown at you. It kept my attention and was very easy to read.

I think this could be enjoyed by people who know a bit about Annie Oakley just as well as those
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Megan
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.*

She was at all times a lady...

This book was a pleasant surprise - an easily-read biography of a woman I had never truly studied before. I devoured it practically overnight. Never before had I read of Annie Oakley as a serene, dignified lady who wanted every woman to know how to hold and operate guns. Annie was a woman I wish I could have met. A true role model. Never again after reading this will I think of her the same
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Kate  TerHaar
Dec 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Very interesting account of the life of Annie Oakley. The books documents her life from her meager beginnings in Ohio to her rise to fame as the premier woman sharpshooter of the west. I was very interested in learning about the legal proceedings against newspapers reporting what turned out to be fake news about Annie and her life after Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. She was a true American folk hero.
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