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Author Clavin, Thomas, author.

Title Dodge City : Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the wickedest town in the American West / Tom Clavin. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017.
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 384 pages) : illustrations
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Summary An account of the taming of the Wild West as it unfolded in violent Dodge City cites the roles of lawmen Bat Masterson and Wyatt Earp, tracing their notable friendships and devastating losses while interacting with Wild Bill Hickock, Jesse James, and Doc Holliday.
"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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-369) and index.
Subject Dodge City (Kan.) -- History -- 19th century.
Earp, Wyatt, 1848-1929.
Masterson, Bat, 1853-1921.
Peace officers -- Kansas -- Dodge City -- Biography.
Dodge City (Kan.) -- Biography.
Outlaws -- Kansas -- Dodge City -- History -- 19th century.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Kansas -- Dodge City.
Other Form: Electronic reproduction of (manifestation): Clavin, Thomas. Dodge City New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017 9781250071484 (DLC) 2016038741 (OCoLC)947146025
ISBN 9781466882621 :
146688262X :
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