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Christianson, Frank

Overview
Works: 10 works in 47 publications in 1 language and 4,904 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Autobiographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Reviews 
Roles: Editor, Author, Contributor
Classifications: PR778.S62, 791.84
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Frank Christianson
The life of Hon. William F. Cody, known as Buffalo Bill by Buffalo Bill( )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What we know of Buffalo Bill Cody (1846-1917) is more myth than man. Yet the stage persona that took audiences by storm was based on the very real encounters of William F. Cody with the American West. This autobiography, infused with the drama of dime novels and stage melodramas that would transform the author into an American icon, recounts a boy's move to the Kansas territory, where his father hoped to homestead, and his subsequent life on the frontier, following his career from trapper to buffalo hunter to Army scout, guide, and Indian fighter. Written when Cody was thirty-three years old, this life story captures both the hard reality of frontier life and the sensational image to which a boy of the time might aspire: the Indian fights, buffalo hunting, and Pony Express escapades that popular history contributed to the myth-making of Buffalo Bill. It is this movement between the personal and the mythic, plain facts and tall tales, William F. Cody and Buffalo Bill, that gives this autobiography its fascination and its power. Based on the original 1879 edition, this volume provides a new introduction, historical materials, and twenty-six additional images. It reveals both the William F. Cody of personal history and the Buffalo Bill of American mythology and, finally, the curious reality that partakes of both. - Publisher
Philanthropy in British and American fiction : Dickens, Hawthorne, Eliot, and Howells by Frank Christianson( )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author explores the relationship between philanthropy and literary realism in novels by Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne, George Eliot, and William Dean Howells, and examines how each used the figure of philanthropy both to redefine the sentiments that informed social identity and to refashion their own aesthetic practices
The Wild West in England by Buffalo Bill( )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cody describes his Wild West Show in England, sharing performances for British nobility and royalty, press coverage, and his role as an ambassador of American culture
Philanthropic discourse in Anglo-American literature, 1850-1920 by Frank Q Christianson( )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the mid-19th century until the rise of the modern welfare state in the early 20th century, Anglo-American philanthropic giving gained an unprecedented measure of cultural authority as it changed in kind and degree. Civil society took on the responsibility for confronting the adverse effects of industrialism, and transnational discussions of poverty, urbanization, women's work, and sympathy provided a means of understanding and debating social reform. While philanthropic institutions left a transactional record of money and materials, philanthropic discourse yielded a rich corpus of writing that represented, rationalized, and shaped these rapidly industrializing societies, drawing on and informing other modernizing discourses including religion, economics, and social science. Showing the fundamentally transatlantic nature of this discourse from 1850 to 1920, the authors gather a wide variety of literary sources that crossed national and colonial borders within the Anglo-American range of influence. Through manifestos, fundraising tracts, novels, letters, and pamphlets, they piece together the intellectual world where philanthropists reasoned through their efforts and redefined the public sector
The popular frontier : Buffalo Bill's Wild West and transnational mass culture( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1887 William F. Cody introduced his Wild West exhibition to European audiences. With its colorful portrayal of cowboys, Indians, and the taming of the North American frontier, Buffalo Bill's Wild West popularized a myth of American national identity and shaped European perceptions of the United States. This collection of essays explores the transnational impact and mass-cultural appeal of Cody's Wild West"--
The Wild West in England by William F Cody( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Hon. William F. Cody, known as Buffalo Bill by William F Cody( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What we know of Buffalo Bill Cody (1846-1917) is more myth than man. Yet the stage persona that took audiences by storm was based on the very real encounters of William F. Cody with the American West. This autobiography, infused with the drama of dime novels and stage melodramas that would transform the author into an American icon, recounts a boy's move to the Kansas territory, where his father hoped to homestead, and his subsequent life on the frontier, following his career from trapper to buffalo hunter to Army scout, guide, and Indian fighter. Written when Cody was
The Wild West in England (The Papers of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody) by Frank Christianson( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Review of] The journal of George Q. Cannon, 1855-1875 by Frank Christianson( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The life of Hon by Buffalo Bill( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The life of Hon. William F. Cody, known as Buffalo Bill The life of Hon. William F. Cody, known as Buffalo Bill
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Philanthropy in British and American fiction : Dickens, Hawthorne, Eliot, and HowellsThe life of Hon. William F. Cody, known as Buffalo Bill
Languages
English (47)