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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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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"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
978.1/76
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Dodge City : Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the wickedest town in the American West, Tom Clavin
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Publication
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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
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9781250071484
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 373870
  • (HPL)240907
  • 373870
Label
Dodge City : Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the wickedest town in the American West, Tom Clavin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9781250071484
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 373870
  • (HPL)240907
  • 373870

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