Book Review: The Trials Of Annie Oakley
The Trials of Annie Oakley
by Howard Kazanjian and Chris Enss
Rowman & Littlefield
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 charms and lead bullets. Annie Oakley is also known as America’s first sweetheart after winning first prize at a shooting match as a teenager. She quickly earned world wide fame as a crack shot.
Annie Oakley was born Phoebe Ann Moses on August.13.1860. She was born in Darke County, Ohio. One of seven children her family struggled with poverty. After her Father died when she was around six years old Annie learned to use the gun her Father left behind to hunt to provide food for the family.
Annie Oakley began her career with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show in 1885.
On August.18.1908 Annie Oakley’s Mom passed away at seventy six, and was laid to rest at Mendehall Cemetery in Yorkshire, Darke County Ohio. She was of course heartbroken but spurred on to Pennsylvania for shooting matches in the following month.
Annie Oakley believed that children should be taught how to shoot properly. In 1901 the markswoman would become paralyzed.
By the end of 1926 Annie and Frank were both in failing health. And on November.03.1926 she succumbed to the illness, she was sixty six. On November.21.1926 Frank too would die, never recovering from the loss of his wife.
I give The Trials Of Annie Oakley five out of five stars!