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The Resource Dodge City : Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the wickedest town in the American West, Tom Clavin

Dodge City : Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the wickedest town in the American West, Tom Clavin

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Dodge City : Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the wickedest town in the American West
Title
Dodge City
Title remainder
Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the wickedest town in the American West
Statement of responsibility
Tom Clavin
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Dodge City, Kansas, is a place of legend. The town that started as a small military site exploded with the coming of the railroad, cattle drives, eager miners, settlers, and various entrepreneurs passing through to populate the expanding West. Before long, Dodge City's streets were lined with saloons and brothels, and its populace was thick with gunmen, horse thieves, and desperadoes of every sort. By the 1870s, Dodge City was known as the most violent and turbulent town in the West. Enter Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson. Young and largely self-trained men, the lawmen led the effort that established frontier justice and the rule of law in the American West, and did it in the wickedest place in the United States. When they moved on, Wyatt to Tombstone and Bat to Colorado, a tamed Dodge was left in the hands of Jim Masterson. But before long Wyatt and Bat, each having had a lawman brother killed, returned to that threatened western Kansas town to team up to restore order again in what became known as the Dodge City War before riding off into the sunset. The true story of their friendship, romances, gunfights, and adventures, along with the remarkable cast of characters they encountered along the way (including Wild Bill Hickock, Jesse James, Doc Holliday, Buffalo Bill Cody, John Wesley Hardin, Billy the Kid, and Theodore Roosevelt) has gone largely untold--lost in the haze of Hollywood films and western fiction, until now"--provided by publisher
Summary
Well known as an inspiration for many of Hollywood's Wild West shoot-em-ups, 1870s Dodge City, Kansas was a supply center, a railhead, and a host to gigantic stockyards. Attracting characters of all types, it existed on the fuzzy boundary between law and lawlessness, where tough and fearless men, among them Bat Masterson and Wyatt Earp, kept order. In this vivid portrait of the city and its denizens, award-winning journalist Tom Clavin traces Masterson's and Earp's careers, culminating with the final battle, called the Dodge City War, between lawmen and desperados. Wild West aficionados will find Dodge City un-put-downable. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10550904
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DLC
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Clavin, Thomas
Dewey number
978.1/76
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Earp, Wyatt
  • Masterson, Bat
  • Dodge City (Kan.)
  • Peace officers
  • Dodge City (Kan.)
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Outlaws
Target audience
adult
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Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the wickedest town in the American West
Label
Dodge City : Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the wickedest town in the American West, Tom Clavin
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-369) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 384 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250071484
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016038741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)947146025
Label
Dodge City : Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the wickedest town in the American West, Tom Clavin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-369) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 384 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250071484
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016038741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)947146025

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