Calamity Jane, The Life and Legend of Martha Jane Cannary by D.J. Herda; 2018; $17.95; 201 pages; Twodot, Guilford, CT; 978-1-4930-3194-8; checked out from Multnomah County Library, LOS; 6/3/18-6/9/18

Why did I read this? I am always intrigued by stories of the Old West.

Calamity Jane (or someone ghostwrote) an autobiography and the author took portions of that autobiography and tried to separate fact from fiction. Martha Jane Cannary lived a colorful life, but much of her legend is just that, legend. The author did a good job tracking down primary sources.