Reviews

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  • The whole book is like sitting down over a cup of coffee and listening to a real down home story. I loved it!!!

    - Richard Cosme

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  • Good reading, lots of history of Annie

    - llamallady

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  • In an era of cowboys and indians, tough-guy manliness and manifest destiny, it is refreshing to discover that among America's most revered characters - known around the world - was this home-spun natural heroine.

    - D. A. Chamberlain
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  • I've always been a fan of historical fiction. This book didn't fail me. I've wanted to know more about Annie Oakley, an amazing woman far beyond her time. Well researched. I highly recommend this. It seems written more toward the younger generation, but don't let that stop you.

    - Carmylita
  • I enjoyed this book. It really brought Annie Oakley to life and helped me to understand what she must have endured over the years. A very good read!

    - Libba L Murphey
  • I liked this a lot. I know a bit about her life and I thought it was rather well done. The overall composition of the book seemed a little thin, but the character work was great.

    - Hilary E. Ayer
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  • This book provides some interesting detail about a person that we all have heard about since we were children, but most of us did not know much about the details of who this person really was. The book is well written, Mr. Marshall's experience as a professional journalist shows with his writing in this book

    - Pat OBrien

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  • The whole book is like sitting down over a cup of coffee and listening to a real down home story. I loved it!!!

    - Richard Cosme

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  • A wonderful peice that goes beyond what the history books taught us about Annie Oakley. I was so wrapped up in the description of her life that I had a hard time putting it down. Anyone interested in the human aspect of American history would love this read.

    - Laura
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  • Learning about Annie Oakley was a blast! No pun intended. What a life she led! What a beautifully written book! So easy to read and so much fun to read! I HIGHLY recommend this book. One of the best books I've read so far this year. Pick up a copy today!

    - Judith Peterson
  • The story of a bit of Americana history. I really enjoyed learning about Annie Oakley's very interesting life. She certainly was a legendary figure.

    - Merry G
  • A delightful, intelligent, recounting of the life of one of the first American idols. Jeff Marshall brings personality, color, and historical context, to key events of Annie Oakley's life. As I put down the book, I can think of many new directions the author can take with this subject, and the many others to which he subtly refers in his writing.

    - Joe Chen
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  • A wonderful peice that goes beyond what the history books taught us about Annie Oakley. I was so wrapped up in the description of her life that I had a hard time putting it down. Anyone interested in the human aspect of American history would love this read.

    - Laura

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  • The whole book is like sitting down over a cup of coffee and listening to a real down home story. I loved it!!!

    - Richard Cosme

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  • I liked this a lot. I know a bit about her life and I thought it was rather well done. The overall composition of the book seemed a little thin, but the character work was great.

    - Hilary E. Ayer
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  • In 124 pages, Jeffery Marshall captures the two major themes associated with the remarkable Annie Oakley. First, the incredible attraction a highly romanticized American Frontier had for the "sophisticated" residents of America's Mid-West, East Coast, and the capitals of Europe over a fifteen year period. Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show featured wagon trains, Indian raids, always culminating with Custer's last stand, but the lynch-pin of this extravaganza was Annie Oakley's shooting skills. Second, Marshall humanizes this almost mythical frontier legend. Beginning with the eight year old girl who helps her widowed Mother feed a large family by head shooting squirrels, we follow this pioneering woman through a man's world as she wins the admiration of General W.T. Sherman, an aging P.T. Barnum, Princes, Dukes, and Queens. Admiration becomes true devotion from her beloved husband and partner, Frank. No matter how much you think you know about Annie Oakley, this is a must read.

    - M. Freeman
  • I have loved Annie Oakley since I have been a child, watching the TV show. I even had a vest, skirt and six-shooters on a belt. Reading this book was a dream come true. Though i am not sure why they never had children, birth control was by no means sure at that time, so I assume Annie was sterile. She certainly had a worthwhile life, much more than shooting. No one has ever been able to match her skill.

    - deertoo
  • Good reading, lots of history of Annie

    - llamallady
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  • This book provides some interesting detail about a person that we all have heard about since we were children, but most of us did not know much about the details of who this person really was. The book is well written, Mr. Marshall's experience as a professional journalist shows with his writing in this book

    - Pat OBrien

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  • A delightful, intelligent, recounting of the life of one of the first American idols. Jeff Marshall brings personality, color, and historical context, to key events of Annie Oakley's life. As I put down the book, I can think of many new directions the author can take with this subject, and the many others to which he subtly refers in his writing.

    - Joe Chen

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  • I liked this a lot. I know a bit about her life and I thought it was rather well done. The overall composition of the book seemed a little thin, but the character work was great.

    - Hilary E. Ayer
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  • Learning about Annie Oakley was a blast! No pun intended. What a life she led! What a beautifully written book! So easy to read and so much fun to read! I HIGHLY recommend this book. One of the best books I've read so far this year. Pick up a copy today!

    - Judith Peterson
  • Good reading, lots of history of Annie

    - llamallady
  • The whole book is like sitting down over a cup of coffee and listening to a real down home story. I loved it!!!

    - Richard Cosme
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  • In 124 pages, Jeffery Marshall captures the two major themes associated with the remarkable Annie Oakley. First, the incredible attraction a highly romanticized American Frontier had for the "sophisticated" residents of America's Mid-West, East Coast, and the capitals of Europe over a fifteen year period. Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show featured wagon trains, Indian raids, always culminating with Custer's last stand, but the lynch-pin of this extravaganza was Annie Oakley's shooting skills. Second, Marshall humanizes this almost mythical frontier legend. Beginning with the eight year old girl who helps her widowed Mother feed a large family by head shooting squirrels, we follow this pioneering woman through a man's world as she wins the admiration of General W.T. Sherman, an aging P.T. Barnum, Princes, Dukes, and Queens. Admiration becomes true devotion from her beloved husband and partner, Frank. No matter how much you think you know about Annie Oakley, this is a must read.

    - M. Freeman

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  • Barbara Stanwyck? No. Betty Hutton. No. Ethel Merman? No. Jeffrey Marshall’s Little Miss Sure Shot: Annie Oakley’s World is not a fanciful Hollywood or Broadway version of Oakley’s life. As its back cover says, “The novel is based largely on actual events.” Marshall imagines how tough it really was for this world-famous woman in the man’s world of sharpshooting. He also details her warm relationship with the love of her life, fellow marksman Frank Butler. This short novel portrays a lady with a special talent, the superstar of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show who is herself starstruck by the renowned admirers she encounters: e.g., Gen. Sherman, P.T. Barnum, and Thomas Edison. This is a well-written and fascinating picture of the day-to-day life of a singular woman.

    - H. Pack

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  • A wonderful peice that goes beyond what the history books taught us about Annie Oakley. I was so wrapped up in the description of her life that I had a hard time putting it down. Anyone interested in the human aspect of American history would love this read.

    - Laura
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  • Learning about Annie Oakley was a blast! No pun intended. What a life she led! What a beautifully written book! So easy to read and so much fun to read! I HIGHLY recommend this book. One of the best books I've read so far this year. Pick up a copy today!

    - Judith Peterson
  • I enjoyed this book. It really brought Annie Oakley to life and helped me to understand what she must have endured over the years. A very good read!

    - Libba L Murphey
  • I always pretended to be Annie Oakley when I was young. It was an enjoyable read to find out about her life as a sharp shooter and the life she enjoyed with her best friend - her husband.

    - Karen
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  • I liked this a lot. I know a bit about her life and I thought it was rather well done. The overall composition of the book seemed a little thin, but the character work was great.

    - Hilary E. Ayer

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  • I found this an enjoyable read. I knew nothing about her life before. This would not be my normal choice of a book, but I am glad I read it. I do not think you will be disappointed.

    - Jacquelyn “Avid Reader”

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  • A wonderful peice that goes beyond what the history books taught us about Annie Oakley. I was so wrapped up in the description of her life that I had a hard time putting it down. Anyone interested in the human aspect of American history would love this read.

    - Laura
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  • The whole book is like sitting down over a cup of coffee and listening to a real down home story. I loved it!!!

    - Richard Cosme
  • I have loved Annie Oakley since I have been a child, watching the TV show. I even had a vest, skirt and six-shooters on a belt. Reading this book was a dream come true. Though i am not sure why they never had children, birth control was by no means sure at that time, so I assume Annie was sterile. She certainly had a worthwhile life, much more than shooting. No one has ever been able to match her skill.

    - deertoo
  • I found this an enjoyable read. I knew nothing about her life before. This would not be my normal choice of a book, but I am glad I read it. I do not think you will be disappointed.

    - Jacquelyn “Avid Reader”
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  • A wonderful peice that goes beyond what the history books taught us about Annie Oakley. I was so wrapped up in the description of her life that I had a hard time putting it down. Anyone interested in the human aspect of American history would love this read.

    - Laura

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  • Good reading, lots of history of Annie

    - llamallady

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  • The story of a bit of Americana history. I really enjoyed learning about Annie Oakley's very interesting life. She certainly was a legendary figure.

    - Merry G
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  • This book provides some interesting detail about a person that we all have heard about since we were children, but most of us did not know much about the details of who this person really was. The book is well written, Mr. Marshall's experience as a professional journalist shows with his writing in this book

    - Pat OBrien
  • I have loved Annie Oakley since I have been a child, watching the TV show. I even had a vest, skirt and six-shooters on a belt. Reading this book was a dream come true. Though i am not sure why they never had children, birth control was by no means sure at that time, so I assume Annie was sterile. She certainly had a worthwhile life, much more than shooting. No one has ever been able to match her skill.

    - deertoo
  • I always pretended to be Annie Oakley when I was young. It was an enjoyable read to find out about her life as a sharp shooter and the life she enjoyed with her best friend - her husband.

    - Karen
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  • Learning about Annie Oakley was a blast! No pun intended. What a life she led! What a beautifully written book! So easy to read and so much fun to read! I HIGHLY recommend this book. One of the best books I've read so far this year. Pick up a copy today!

    - Judith Peterson

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  • Very interesting story about Annie Oakley and her husband. It begins with her shooting squirrels with a Kentucky rifle when 8 years old and ends after her and her husband's deaths within a few days of each other.

    - Jerry R. Blackerby

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  • I always pretended to be Annie Oakley when I was young. It was an enjoyable read to find out about her life as a sharp shooter and the life she enjoyed with her best friend - her husband.

    - Karen
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  • Learning about Annie Oakley was a blast! No pun intended. What a life she led! What a beautifully written book! So easy to read and so much fun to read! I HIGHLY recommend this book. One of the best books I've read so far this year. Pick up a copy today!

    - Judith Peterson
  • I enjoyed this book. It really brought Annie Oakley to life and helped me to understand what she must have endured over the years. A very good read!

    - Libba L Murphey
  • A delightful, intelligent, recounting of the life of one of the first American idols. Jeff Marshall brings personality, color, and historical context, to key events of Annie Oakley's life. As I put down the book, I can think of many new directions the author can take with this subject, and the many others to which he subtly refers in his writing.

    - Joe Chen
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  • In an era of cowboys and indians, tough-guy manliness and manifest destiny, it is refreshing to discover that among America's most revered characters - known around the world - was this home-spun natural heroine.

    - D. A. Chamberlain

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  • Learning about Annie Oakley was a blast! No pun intended. What a life she led! What a beautifully written book! So easy to read and so much fun to read! I HIGHLY recommend this book. One of the best books I've read so far this year. Pick up a copy today!

    - Judith Peterson

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  • I always pretended to be Annie Oakley when I was young. It was an enjoyable read to find out about her life as a sharp shooter and the life she enjoyed with her best friend - her husband.

    - Karen
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  • I have loved Annie Oakley since I have been a child, watching the TV show. I even had a vest, skirt and six-shooters on a belt. Reading this book was a dream come true. Though i am not sure why they never had children, birth control was by no means sure at that time, so I assume Annie was sterile. She certainly had a worthwhile life, much more than shooting. No one has ever been able to match her skill.

    - deertoo
  • A delightful, intelligent, recounting of the life of one of the first American idols. Jeff Marshall brings personality, color, and historical context, to key events of Annie Oakley's life. As I put down the book, I can think of many new directions the author can take with this subject, and the many others to which he subtly refers in his writing.

    - Joe Chen
  • I enjoyed this book. It really brought Annie Oakley to life and helped me to understand what she must have endured over the years. A very good read!

    - Libba L Murphey
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  • I enjoyed this book. It really brought Annie Oakley to life and helped me to understand what she must have endured over the years. A very good read!

    - Libba L Murphey

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  • Learning about Annie Oakley was a blast! No pun intended. What a life she led! What a beautifully written book! So easy to read and so much fun to read! I HIGHLY recommend this book. One of the best books I've read so far this year. Pick up a copy today!

    - Judith Peterson

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  • Good reading, lots of history of Annie

    - llamallady