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The Life and Legends of Calamity Jane (The Oklahoma Western Biographies) - Richard W. Etulain

If nothing else, this book has definitely made clear the impressive amount of research that was necessary to establish what little we really know about Calamity Jane's life. In this case, Etulain's not content simply to print the legend, but to dissect it and explain how it has led to the many myths surrounding this famous, yet obscure woman.