Friday, November 16, 2012

Reading the History: Calamity Jane

Forget Doris Day singing on the stagecoach. Forget Robin Weigert’s gritty portrayal on HBO’s Deadwood. The real Calamity Jane was someone the likes of whom you have never encountered. That is, until now.

This book is a definitive biography of Martha Canary, the woman popularly known as Calamity Jane.

The Woman and the Legend
by James D. McLaird
University of Oklahoma Press, 2012